Dallas will be without starting quarterback Tony Romo for Sunday's battle with Philadelphia for the NFC East title. Romo has had surgery on his back after being injured in last Sunday's win over Washington. Kyle Orton will start against the Eagles and likely past that if Dallas wins and earns a playoff spot.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Packers linebacker Clay Matthews has had surgery after aggravating a right thumb injury in last week's loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers and it's not known when he'll be able to return. The pass-rushing specialist has already been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bears in Chicago for the NFC North title.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - Kicker Robbie Gould (GOHLD) has agreed to a four-year contract extension with the Chicago Bears. He's connected on 86 percent of his attempts, which is third most accurate in NFL history. Gould is 26-of-29 in field goal attempts this season including a team record 58-yarder.
HOUSTON (AP) - Interim coach Wade Phillips says he won't name a starting quarterback for Houston's game at Tennessee Sunday until just before game time. Case Keenum has an injury to a ligament in his right thumb. If Keenum can't play, Matt Schaub will start as the Texans try to snap a franchise-record 13-game losing streak.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Boston Marathon bombing was selected the sports story of the year in an annual vote conducted by The Associated Press. The marathon attack received 761 points and 67 first-place votes. The No. 2 sports story, Lance Armstrong's admission of doping, had five first-place votes and 517 points.