Romo hurt as Panthers beat Cowboys

Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:25pm EST
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(The Sports Xchange) - The Carolina Panthers improved their perfect start to the season to 11-0 with a 33-14 victory over the Dallas Cowboys, who lost quarterback Tony Romo to another shoulder injury late in the third quarter on Thursday.

Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly intercepted two passes in the second quarter, part of a stifling effort by the Carolina defense at AT&T Stadium.

Dallas quarterback Romo completed 11 of 21 passes for 106 yards and three interceptions. And then, after Carolina linebacker Thomas Davis sacked him, Romo left the game favoring his left arm on the final play of the third.

Romo missed seven weeks with a broken clavicle earlier this season and the team reported he reinjured the left clavicle.

Dallas (3-8) were 0-7 with Romo out of the lineup.

However, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said initial X-rays were negative and Romo will be further evaluated on Friday.

Garrett said Romo will be back in the lineup if he can play.

"If Tony's ready to play, he's going to play," Garrett said. "All hands on deck. Everybody who's available is playing."

Before Romo left, he helped tip the game in the Panthers' favor as they returned two interceptions for touchdowns.   Continued...

Nov 26, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) drops back to pass against the Dallas Cowboys during the second half of an NFL game on Thanksgiving at AT&T Stadium. The Panthers defeat the Cowboys 33-14. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports