By: Randy Cruz (@cruzr83)

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will miss Sunday's NFC East take-all finale vs the Philadelphia Eagles -- and if they make the playoffs, he'll miss the postseason as well.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Tony Romo was ruled out for the remainder of the season (see tweet below).

Romo sustained the back injury in Sunday's game vs the Redskins at FedEx Field as his team was trying to stay alive in playoff contention -- plus contend for the NFC East title. Romo did stay in the game to throw the game winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter.

The team will now depend on Kyle Orton to lead them to the playoffs -- a place the Cowboys have not been to since 2009. 

According to, Jason Garrett danced around the issue at Monday's press conference regarding Romo's season ending injury, claiming he would undergo treatment before the team made a determination on his Week 17 status. 

Kyle Orton has attempted only 15 passes since joining the Cowboys in 2012.