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07:27 AM ET 12.24 | Add Jerry Jones to the list of optimists. Jason Garrett stubbornly refuses to acknowledge the Cowboys are likely to play the most important game of their season without quarterback Tony Romo. [Jones] isn't ready to give up hope, either. "All I'm saying is he has back spasms, symptoms that we're treating as we go along in the week to see if he will play," Jones said late Monday evening. "There is nothing structurally that will rule him out if he feels good and is cleared to play. Nothing." The Cowboys end the regular season Sunday night against Philadelphia. A victory would give the team the NFC East title and end a three-year playoff drought. Garrett insists the club will evaluate Romo on a day-to-day basis despite national media reports that an MRI revealed the quarterback has a herniated disk that could require surgery.

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December 24, 2013  07:34 AM ET

Does it really matter who plays for either team this week? I guess the rules say someone has to win the NFC East but does it really matter?

December 24, 2013  07:34 AM ET

It really doesn't matter who plays QB. Their defense will get ripped by the Eagles.

December 24, 2013  08:18 AM ET

Dr. Jones keeps expanding his roles with the organization

December 24, 2013  08:22 AM ET

If Romo can't go there's always Kyle Orton. Its not like Kyle lost his last starting job to Tim Tebow or anything.....

December 24, 2013  08:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

If Romo can't go there's always Kyle Orton. Its not like Kyle lost his last starting job to Tim Tebow or anything.....

I wonder what the odds will be as to when Orton will enter the game?

December 24, 2013  08:26 AM ET

Jerry Jones isn't paying Romo to sit, while earning over 100 million, even if they have to wheel him out there in a wheelchair, he'll pay, its a desperate move, NFL should investigate player safety in Dallas. Now send in the clowns. Next season...

December 24, 2013  08:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Dr. Jones keeps expanding his roles with the organization

maybe Dr. Jones will offer a free colonoscopy with the purchase of season tickets for 2014.

December 24, 2013  08:39 AM ET

But.....but.... Ed Werder said he was out.

You mean to tell me ESPN may have jumped the gun? No way!

December 24, 2013  08:39 AM ET

The Cowboys would be better off without Romo, given he's a December choke-artist.

December 24, 2013  08:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

The Cowboys would be better off without Romo, given he's a December choke-artist.

<checks last week's Cowboys-Skins highlights>
<checks calendar>

Last week's game was in December.

He won't be the reason they lose. The defense will.

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December 24, 2013  09:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

But.....but.... Ed Werder said he was out. You mean to tell me ESPN may have jumped the gun? No way!

How about Chris Berman's new look? What the h/e/l/l was that?

December 24, 2013  09:07 AM ET

This is a blessing in disguise for the cowboys. Maybe now they will finally run the ball 30-40 times against the Eagles sad run defense. Teams that do destroy them. Keeps their offense off the field too, just an added bonus.

December 24, 2013  09:11 AM ET

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL !

December 24, 2013  09:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

This is a blessing in disguise for the cowboys. Maybe now they will finally run the ball 30-40 times against the Eagles sad run defense. Teams that do destroy them. Keeps their offense off the field too, just an added bonus.

Keeps their DEFENSE off the field too, just an added bonus.

FIXED!

December 24, 2013  09:33 AM ET
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<checks last week's Cowboys-Skins highlights><checks calendar>Last week's game was in December.He won't be the reason they lose. The defense will.

Not saying that he chokes in EVERY December game ... but add up all of his Decembers and you'll find that it's true the majority of the time.

December 24, 2013  09:39 AM ET

But he can't play! ESPN said he was out for the season and you know they don't just print rumor and hearsay, it's all fact man!!!!

December 24, 2013  09:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

How about Chris Berman's new look? What the h/e/l/l was that?

Somebody got Christmas hair plugs.

December 24, 2013  09:55 AM ET

Sacrifice Romo for a win, Jerry don't care.

 
December 24, 2013  09:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Not saying that he chokes in EVERY December game ... but add up all of his Decembers and you'll find that it's true the majority of the time.

Oh, I agree. I'm not trying to troll during this festive season.

It's just I believe the Iggles can inactivate their punter. They won't need him. Romo or Orton makes a difference to Vegas lines only.

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