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Cowboys' Romo, who hurt back in last meeting with Redskins, leaves game but returns late

  • Washington Redskins' Jason Hatcher (97) checks on Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) who lays on the ground injured after being sacked by the Redskins' Keenan Robinson during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)

    Washington Redskins' Jason Hatcher (97) checks on Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) who lays on the ground injured after being sacked by the Redskins' Keenan Robinson during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)  (The Associated Press)

  • Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) is sacked by Washington Redskins inside linebacker Keenan Robinson (52) during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. Romo suffered an injury during the play. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)

    Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) is sacked by Washington Redskins inside linebacker Keenan Robinson (52) during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. Romo suffered an injury during the play. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)  (The Associated Press)

  • Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett, left, and team medical staff help Tony Romo (9) off the field after Romo was injured on a sack by Washington Redskins' Keenan Robinson during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)

    Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett, left, and team medical staff help Tony Romo (9) off the field after Romo was injured on a sack by Washington Redskins' Keenan Robinson during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)  (The Associated Press)

Dallas quarterback Tony Romo has returned late in the fourth quarter against Washington after leaving in the third following a sack.

Romo stayed on the ground for several minutes after turning backward and ducking while linebacker Keenan Robinson closed in on the QB on Monday night. He came back for a drive in the final 2 minutes of a tie game.

Romo reached for his back after the hit and was motionless before trainers rolled him onto his side. He walked to the locker room mostly under his own power.

The 34-year-old Romo had surgery for a herniated disk last December after getting hurt in a win over the Redskins. It was the second procedure on his back in an eight-month stretch.

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