The NFL has ruled that when the Dallas Cowboys left Tony Romo off their Week 16 injury report last December, they did not violate league rules, this according to a ProFootballTalk.com report.
As you’ll recall, Romo suffered a herniated disk in his back late in that Week 16 game--a Romo-led comeback victory over the Washington Redskins--that ultimately cut his season short. Afterward, owner and general manager Jerry Jones indicated that the back had been bugging the Dallas signal caller before the Washington game, meaning Romo’s name should’ve been on the injury report.
But it wasn’t.
League rules stipulate that any injury must be disclosed, so it’s not immediately clear why the NFL opted against doling out some measure of punishment to the team. As Mike Florio of PFT points out, Brett Favre was hit with several fines for failing to disclose a biceps injury while with the Jets.
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