Romo expected to play in week 17

Fort Worth Star-Telegram - [Full Article]

The Dallas Cowboys' season will be decided next Sunday, New Year's Day, in a winner-take-all battle for the NFC East title at the New York Giants.

The Cowboys will play it with injured quarterback Tony Romo and without any momentum after a 20-7 loss Saturday to the Philadelphia Eagles in a game that turned out to be as meaningless as a preseason tuneup before a crowd of 84,834, the smallest in the three-year history of Cowboys Stadium.

Romo suffered a bruised right hand in the first quarter and did not return as the Cowboys (8-7) decided to play it safe to gear up for next week's showdown against the Giants (8-7).

"I'll be fine," Romo said. "I think I just took a hit to the helmet. We're going to be all right, though. I'll be good to go next week."

Fantasy Impact: 

This game will determine the NFC East winner. The game has also been moved to Sunday night at 8 p.m. so you may have to take a chance on Romo definitely being ready if you wanted to put him in your starting lineup.

Filed Under: 2011, W17

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