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Romo's father diagnosed with prostate cancer

Updated: October 12, 2007, 3:01 PM ET
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Quarterback Tony Romo has ridden a series of highs and lows since being named the Dallas Cowboys' starter last season. While Dallas' 5-0 start this season has been a high point for Romo, the third-year player will likely have his 50-year-old father, Ramiro, on his mind over the next few weeks.

The Pro Bowl quarterback told the Dallas Morning News before Thursday's practice that his father has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

"He's your dad. You've been so close for so long, it ...

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