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Tony Romo injury update: QB done for the season, fantasy owners

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The Cowboys quarterback is officially done for the season. We break down the fantasy implications.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (back) underwent surgery Friday morning and is officially done for the remainder of the 2013 season. Kyle Orton will be under center for the team's Week 17 game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Fantasy Impact: It's a tough break for Romo and potentially a fatal blow for the Cowboys. Romo was having a great fantasy season. He'll finish the year with 3,828 yards passing, 31 touchdowns and 10 interceptions, and a 63.9 percent completion rate. He proved to be a fantastic fantasy value relative to his mid-round ADP and owners playing in Week 17 finals will have trouble replacing the QB1. Orton will take over and Romo will have to wait another year to try to shed his supposed "can't-win-the-big-game" label.

Orton hasn't started a game since 2011 and has attempted five passes for Dallas this season. While he does bring veteran experience, his career passer rating is under 80 and the former fourth-round pick has never been much of a playmaker. He does have a favorable matchup in Philadelphia's bottom-five defense, but Romo owners are still much better off with a waiver-wire quarterback who has at least started a game this year.

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