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Cowboys finally place Romo on IR

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Tony Romo Placed On IR (0:51)

Chris Mortensen on Tony Romo being placed on injured reserve (0:51)

Tony Romo has played his last down for the Dallas Cowboys this season. Owner Jerry Jones had made it pretty clear following Sunday's win over the Redskins that Romo wasn't close to returning to the field, so it made sense to place him on injured reserve. Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com wonders why the move wasn't made once the Cowboys were eliminated from the playoffs.

The Cowboys apparently wanted to give Romo every chance to return from a broken left collarbone. And I'm sure the salesman in Jones didn't want to signal to fans that the season was over even though that's been the case for a couple months now. With the way Jon Kitna's playing and the fact that backup Stephen McGee showed signs of progress in the preseason, there was really no reason to occupy a roster spot for Romo.

The Cowboys have promoted Teddy Williams from the practice squad. He's a former track star who didn't play college football. The Cowboys had liked his ability at cornerback, but they recently moved him to wide receiver. I know a couple teams had shown some interest in Williams, so perhaps the Cowboys are simply trying to protect the player. But if I'm Jason Garrett, I'd put Williams back there and let him return kicks and then run a couple of fly patterns Saturday night against the Cardinals.

Are any of you guys perturbed the Cowboys took so long to place Romo on injured reserve or does it not really matter?