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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo to miss six to eight weeks with broken collarbone

October 26, 2010 |  1:51 pm

Romo_200 Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will not require surgery on his broken left collarbone, the team announced Tuesday.

Romo, who suffered the injury on a hard hit by New York Giants linebacker Michael Boley early in the second quarter of the Cowboys' 41-35 loss Monday night, is expected to miss six to eight weeks with the fractured clavicle. 

A six-week absence would have Romo back for the final four games of what is starting to look like a lost season for the 1-5 Cowboys.

Veteran backup Jon Kitna completed 16 of 33 passes for 187 yards and two touchdowns after Romo left the game Monday night.

-- Chuck Schilken

Photo: Tony Romo. Credit: LM Otero / Associated Press