In Sunday’s season opener against the New York Giants the Dallas Cowboys were driving down the field late in the first have when quarterback Tony Romo was sandwiched by New York’s Mathias Kiwanuka and Justin Trattou. He laid on the ground for a while before slowly getting up and leaving the field.
According to the Dallas Morning News, “the quarterback said he was fine. But his ribs were sore and he will have an X-ray Monday.”
Romo returned for the second half and finished the game.
“Obviously it’s something that doesn’t feel great some times,” said Romo, who threw for 263 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. “You’ve just got to suck it up and go.
“It’s part of playing football.”
Head coach Jason Garrett reiterated Romo’s statement saying bumps and bruises are a part of playing football.
“I don’t think he was 100 percent,’’ Garrett said of Romo’s performance in the second half. “But that’s the nature of this league. You rarely are 100 percent.’’
Romo has been through this before. Romo suffered a rib injury early in the season a while back against the San Francisco 49ers. Romo came back and led the team to a victory. They had a special pad built to protect Romo’s ribs.