Coach Jason Garrett said Romo underwent surgery Friday after consultation with doctors during the week following his injury during a loss to Washington. Kyle Orton will start for the Cowboys in the winner-take-all game against Philadelphia on Sunday night.
Despite playing with a virus, Romo helped the Cowboys improved to 7-5, two games above .500 for the first time since late last season.
Romo threw two touchdown passes and led a 14-play drive that set up Dan Bailey's 35-yard field goal on the final play as the Cowboys won 24-21 Sunday, ending the Giants' four-game winning streak and denying them a place in NFL history.
Romo completed just 10 of 24 passes (41.7 percent) for 128 yards and was sacked three times. One perhaps redeeming play was a 21-yard touchdown toss to Terrance Williams in the last minute of the third quarter.
Romo has thrown five TDs and one INT in the last two games.
The Dallas quarterback takes that impressive stat into Sunday's game against Detroit, which beat the Cowboys two years ago with a huge rally fueled by the downside of Romo's resume - critical turnovers.
Romo threw for 317 yards and one touchdown as he completed 28 of 47 passes although his two INTs hurt his passer rating, which finished at 69.2.
Romo, however, will be remembered for his last pass - his lone interception of this amazing contest. He was baited into a diving interception by Danny Trevathan with under 2 minutes left and Peyton Manning did the rest to lead the Broncos to a winning field goal. Romo can be rightfully considered one of the greatest fantasy quarterbacks ever to wear a uniform, but NFL fans know that it's incorrect to write that sentence if the word 'fantasy' is omitted.
Romo has thrown for six touchdowns and just one interceptions in the first three games. He has a quarterback rating of 103.9.
Murray averaged 6.7 yards per carry en route to his best performance since a career-best 253 yards on Oct. 23, 2011 - also against the Rams.
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