Updated: Tuesday, 24 December 2013 06:52 | By Agence France-Presse

Romo rumors swirl, Dallas coach says QB 'day-to-day'

Tony Romo, whose late touchdown pass on Sunday kept the Dallas Cowboys' NFL playoff hopes alive, might not be available to try to take them the rest of the way.


Romo rumors swirl, Dallas coach says QB 'day-to-day'

Quarterback Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys scrambles with the ball during an NFL game against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on December 22, 2013 in Landover, Maryland

NFL.com and ESPN.com reported Monday that a back injury would bar Romo from next Sunday's do-or-die showdown with the Philadelphia Eagles, although Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said the team had not yet determined if their star quarterback would be able to play.

Asked to comment on the reports that Romo wouldn't be available, Garrett said: "We'll evaluate Tony's injury day by day."

Garrett said that Romo was receiving treatment, and that backup Kyle Orton would be ready to play if called on.

It was clear how precarious Romo's situation is by the fact that Garrett said the Cowboys intend to add another quarterback to their roster, which currently includes only Romo and Orton at the position.

The Cowboys face the Philadelphia Eagles in their season-finale on Sunday with the NFC East division title and a playoff berth on the line.

Romo, who had surgery in April to remove a cyst from his back, was already limping from a hit when he threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to DeMarco Murray with 68 seconds left in Sunday's game against Washington, giving the Cowboys a dramatic 24-23 victory.

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