Star Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo suffered a broken collarbone in his side’s 20-10 win over Philadelphia today.
Romo was hit after fumbling the ball in the third quarter, landing on his left shoulder, which he also broke in 2010. He was helped from the field and taken for x-rays. He will undergo further tests tomorrow to determine how long he will be sidelined for.
Just hours before today’s game, Cowboys fans were told that star wide-receiver Dez Bryant will be out for at least six weeks after undergoing foot surgery. The Cowboys season will now rest on back-up quarterback Brandon Weeden’s shoulder. After Romo went down, Weeden stepped up and threw a 42-yard touchdown pass to seal the game.
Meanwhile the New England Patriots’ offence shone again as the team defeated Buffalo 40-32. Tom Brady, quarterback for defending champions the Patriots, continued his impressive start to the season as he threw for 466 yards and three touchdowns in the victory.
Next week will see the Cowboys face the undefeated Atlanta Falcons at home, while the undefeated Patriots take on the Jacksonville Jaguars. – Luke Cullen
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