Tony Romo injury: Cowboys QB will have MRI on back

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Romo tweaked his back in a come-from-behind victory over the Redskins on Sunday.

Tony Romo is scheduled to undergo an MRI to evaluate a back sprain on Monday, but the Dallas Cowboys quarterback does not expect to be limited against the Philadelphia Eagles next Sunday, according to ESPN's Todd Archer.

Romo said his back was bothering him coming into the Cowboys' win over the Washington Redskins and that a hit in the first have re-aggravated it.

"That triggered it a little bit," Romo said. "Whatever the kid did on that one play, it really sent something that didn't feel comfortable.

The injury is apparently not connected to a play in the second half in which Romo stumbled while avoiding a defender and could be seen limping badly for several plays after. He never left the game, although the limp was so severe at one point he had to hop on one foot to complete a handoff.

Romo said the back injury is not related to a cyst he had removed in April that limited him in offseason workouts.

"...It's in a completely different spot than the back stuff I had last year, so that's a good sign."

A week after throwing a pair of costly interceptions late in a meltdown against the Green Bay Packers, Romo provided a rebuttal to his critics by leading the Cowboys in a critical comeback victory over the Redskins. Facing a fourth-and-goal from the 10 with 1:16 remaining, he hit Demarco Murray with touchdown pass to go up 24-23 and keep the Cowboys' playoff hopes alive.

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