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Nov 26, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) is injured during a sack by Carolina Panthers outside linebacker Thomas Davis (58) and defensive end Mario Addison (97) during the third quarter of a NFL game on Thanksgiving at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports


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For Tony Romo to return and save the Dallas Cowboys and lift them into the playoffs, it would need to go almost perfectly. Dallas could lose to Carolina and still get in, but it would become that much tougher.

The loss was getting out of hand, and the miracle was perhaps not going to happen. And then the unfortunate happened. Romo hit the ground and instinctively rolled onto his non-throwing side, but he re-injured his collarbone and will miss the remainder of the season.

It kind of sums up the Cowboys’ season. This team had lofty ambitions after coming so close to the NFC Championship Game last January, but it wasn’t to be. Bad luck with injuries has wiped out any hope this year, and they will need to use the 2015 season as fuel to come back stronger next year.

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