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Tony Romo will go on IR due to broken collarbone

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Tony Romo will miss at least eight weeks after he took a bad hit against the Eagles.

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Tony Romo will go on injured reserve after suffering a broken left clavicle against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, according to Todd Archer of ESPN. Romo will miss at least eight weeks and he will be eligible to return for the Cowboys' Week 11 matchup against the Miami Dolphins on Nov. 22

Although Romo will not need surgery, a broken collarbone usually comes with a 6-8 week healing period. The team already said it expected to be without Romo for eight weeks, so it makes sense that he'll be placed on IR.

Backup quarterback Brandon Weeden replaced Romo against the Eagles after Romo's left shoulder was driven to the left shoulder was driven to the ground on a sack in the third quarter. Weeden will be expected to remain the starter for as long as Romo sits. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Cowboys are evaluating bringing in other quarterbacks to bridge that gap and considered retired passer Kyle Orton, who insists he's still finished with football.

The Cowboys had been winning 13-0 when the play occurred. Romo was sacked and fumbled on second down to give the ball back to the Eagles. To that point, he was 18-for-27 passing for 195 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions.

Weeden last had extensive playing time in Cleveland, where he was the starting quarterback after being made a first round pick in 2012. In two seasons, he completed 56 percent of his passes at 6.6 yards per attempt, with 26 touchdowns and 28 interceptions. He completed 7 of 7 passes for 73 yards and a touchdown in relief of Romo Sunday.

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