Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has a
broken finger on his throwing hand and could be out for up to four
Romo broke his right pinkie on the first play of overtime in a
30-24 loss at Arizona on Sunday.
The injury leaves the Cowboys (4-2) with 40-year-old Brad
Johnson as the starter for Sunday's game at St. Louis. Johnson, who
won a Super Bowl with Tampa Bay, hasn't started a game since 2006
"Obviously, it's unfortunate for Tony to have to go through
something like this. He'll recover quick, he has a great attitude
about it," Johnson said. "At this time, it's really just
important for the offense especially to just kind of catch on to my
snap count, and the way we manage the huddle. ... I'm excited about
the opportunity, worked hard to get here."
Coach Wade Phillips said Romo won't need surgery on his finger,
and the timing of his return "depends on how fast that heals."
The Cowboys have three games before an open date Nov. 9.
Romo wasn't in the locker room Monday when it was open to