The Dallas Cowboys were able to hang on for a win on Sunday Night Football against the division rival New York Giants thanks to six turnovers that were forced by the defense, but the team received a scare just before halftime when quarterback Tony Romo was crushed by three Giants defenders.
Romo stayed down in obvious pain and appeared to suffer yet another rib injury, but the team described the injury by saying Romo just had the wind knocked out of him and now the Cowboys quarterback is saying that he will be fine.
“You take some hits sometimes and you’ve got to come back from it,” Romo said, via ESPN Dallas. “We had plenty of guys do the same thing and it was no different. You get back out there and play. I’ll be fine.”
Romo finished the game 36 of 49 passes for 263 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.
Both of Romo’s touchdown tosses went to tight end Jason Witten.
The team will need Romo to be fine if they want to put together a winning streak to start the season, so we will see if he stays optimistic throughout the week leading up to the team’s Week 2 match up against the Kansas City Chiefs and familiar foe Andy Reid.