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What is Tony Romo to Cowboys?

The word out of Dallas is finally official: Tony Romo is done for the season after having back surgery and will miss the Cowboys' regular-season finale against the Eagles that will decide the NFC East. It's a bitter pill for Cowboys fans to swallow, but the silver and blue lining is that Romo should be back in plenty of time for next year's training camp and a fresh start to the 2014 season. Will Romo ever drive the team to a Super Bowl? Should the Cowboys even continue with the veteran quarterback or should they chart a new course?

  • How concerned should Cowboys fans be about Tony Romo's health moving forward?

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  • Will Tony Romo ever take the Cowboys to a Super Bowl?

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  • What is Tony Romo to the Cowboys?

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  • Who is most to blame for the Cowboys' playoff struggles in recent years?

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  • What is your opinion of Tony Romo?

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  • What should the Cowboys do with Tony Romo in the offseason?

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Tony Romo out for season

The reports proved true, and Tony Romo is out for the rest of the season after undergoing back surgery Friday morning. The Cowboys still host the Eagles on Sunday, with the NFC East title on the line. Does Dallas have any shot with Kyle Orton as the starting QB? How involved will DeMarco Murray need to be on Sunday?

Now that Tony Romo is officially out, which team will win Sunday's game at Dallas?

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  • Do the Cowboys have any shot at beating the Eagles with Kyle Orton starting?

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  • Are you any less interested in the Eagles-Cowboys game with Tony Romo not playing?

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  • How many carries should DeMarco Murray (averaging 15.3 carries) get?

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  • Should Jason Garrett get another season to coach the Cowboys?

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  • How does Tony Romo being out affect Jason Garrett's job security?

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  • Will the Cowboys ever reach a Super Bowl with Tony Romo as their starting quarterback?

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Who wins NFC East? NFC North?

It's all down to the final Sunday for the NFC East and NFC North. But more than that, the losers of these two big games -- Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears -- will see their seasons end. As if that's not enough, major quarterback intrigue surrounds the matchups; the Cowboys are waiting to see if Tony Romo will be healthy enough to play while the Packers on Thursday announced Aaron Rodgers will return. How will it all play out?

Which team will win Sunday's game at Chicago and, therefore, win the NFC North, now that Aaron Rodgers has been cleared to start for the Packers?

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  • Which team will win Sunday's Cowboys-Eagles game if Tony Romo does not play?

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  • How much will the Eagles' 54-11 win over the Bears on Sunday help them at Dallas?

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  • How many playoff games will the NFC East and NFC North champions combine to win this season?

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  • Who should start at quarterback for the Bears in Week 17?

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  • Which of these teams would be most dangerous in the playoffs?

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  • If the Packers beat the Bears on Sunday to earn the NFC North title, how would they fare in their potential wild-card matchup (most likely home vs. 49ers or Saints)?

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  • What should the Cowboys do with coach Jason Garrett at the end of the season?

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  • What should the Cowboys do with Tony Romo in the offseason?

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Which team will win NFC East?

The Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys entered Sunday as favorites over NFC North opponents. Both lost -- first the Eagles with a 48-30 thud at the Minnesota Vikings, then the Cowboys in collapsing fashion (they led 26-3 at halftime) to the Green Bay Packers. Not good. Still, someone must win this division. The Eagles (8-6) lead the Cowboys by a game, but the two teams play each other at Dallas in Week 17, with the Cowboys having won the first meeting. Which team will come away victorious?

Which was the more surprising loss?

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  • Which team will win the NFC East?

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  • Which quarterback would you rather have to start a must-win game?

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  • Which team has the better offense?

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  • Which team has the better defense?

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  • Who is most to blame for the Cowboys' collapse vs. Green Bay?

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  • What is Tony Romo to the Cowboys?

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NFL Week 15 -- Packers at Cowboys

The fight for the playoffs continues in the Northeast quadrant of the NFC, with the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys both looking up at their respective division rivals. This means Sunday's game between the two feels almost like a playoff contest. Adding to the intrigue: questions surrounding Aaron Rodgers' return; he experienced pain in his most recent practice session, making Matt Flynn the likely starter Sunday. Which team will keep a division title in sight?

  • Which team will win Sunday's game at Dallas?

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  • Which team will win the NFC North?

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  • Which team will win the NFC East?

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  • What should the Cowboys do with head coach Jason Garrett at the end of the season?

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  • Which NFL team deserves the title "America's Team?"

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  • Do you believe there is something to the accusations that Tony Romo is a bad December quarterback?

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