Tony Romo Injured In Dallas Cowboys’ Loss To New York Giants
October 26th, 2010-  By Bryan Cross

As Tony Romo went down in the first half of Monday Night’s game against the New York Giants, so to may have the Dallas Cowboys  2010 Season.

As linebacker Michael Boley took Romo to the ground, he said that he heard the Dallas quarterback “let out a little scream.”  That scream was due to a broken clavicle, which will sideline Romo for the next six weeks.

The Cowboys were ahead at the time of the injury, and even jumped out to a 20-7 lead, before stumbling the rest of the way in a 41-35 loss to the Giants that drops them to 1-5 on the season.

When Romo went out, New York quarterback Eli Manning took over.  Manning took the Giants on five consecutive scoring drives spanning the second and third quarters, to propel the New York to 5-2 on the season, and in solo first place of the NFC East division.  It was a stark contrast to the two interceptions he threw in each of the Giants first two drives of the night.  By the end, Manning tied a career high with four touchdown passes.  The Giants also got production on the ground from Brandon Jacobs, who rushed for a 30-yard score.

“The way we started the game tonight, to be able to come back from that and show the mental toughness was big,” remarked New York head coach Tom Coughlin after the game.

On the other side of the ball, with Romo out at least six weeks and Dallas off to one of their worst start in franchise history, not much looks positive.  Only one team in history has started 1-5 and gone on to make the playoffs, the 1970 Cincinnati Bengals.

“I’m staying optimistic,” Romo said after the game. “This football team has a lot of high-character guys, a lot of competitive individuals who aren’t going to give in to a tough situation.”

Owner Jerry Jones says that the team must move on without their starter, as guys must step up to fill the void.

“There are a lot of teams in this league that have had to step in and do a different direction at quarterback,” Jones said. “We’ve got to be able to play without Romo.”

It was a fourth-straight win for the Giants, who are arguably the hottest team in the NFL right now. Boley’s hit on Romo comes just a week after the NFL said that they were cracking down on violent and illegal hits.  Boley’s play on Romo however was clean, it was just hard.

“The guard didn’t see me,” Boley remarked after the game. “I came in scot-free. … I didn’t think he was going to lay down. I thought it was a normal hit. After I got up and started running, I looked back and saw he was down.”

Now to, may be the Cowboys.

Entering the Monday Night Football match up, USA Online Sportsbooks and NFL Betting Odds had set the Cowboys as a 3.5-point favorite, but failed to cover the line.  The game’s total of 76 points sailed the installed over/under prior to kickoff.

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