Forever embattled Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo underwent back surgery Friday morning and is officially out for the remainder of the 2013 campaign.
The 33-year-old Romo, who displayed remarkable testicular fortitude to compete with a herniated disk, led Dallas to a 24-23 comeback victory over the Washington Redskins last weekend at FedExField.
Fighting unimaginable pain and a noticeable limp, Romo went 17-of-27 for two touchdowns and one interception against the Redskins.
Romo, who agreed to a six-year contract extension worth $108 million in March, finished the season with 31 scores, against only 10 picks, for 3,828 yards over 15 contests.
A three-time Pro Bowl selection, Romo also completed an impressive 63.9% of his 535 attempts.
Nevertheless, despite posting glaring statistics and dominating all autumn, the former ravager of Jessica Simpson and Carrie Underwood will be remembered for folding in brutal losses to the Denver Broncos and Green Bay Packers.
Critics will ultimately forget that Romo was directing the league’s fourth most explosive attack and had the Cowboys on the brink of capturing the NFC East crown.
Somewhat sadly, with Kyle Orton now under center, Romo’s going to be ridiculed even if Dallas advances to the playoffs for the first time since 2009 on Sunday.
Regardless of what occurs versus the Philadelphia Eagles, and in stark contrast to the opinions of haters, Tony Romo is an underrated ballplayer who is tough, courageous and talented.by