Dallas Cowboys’ Tony Romo, Dez Bryant to start Sunday

Dec 2, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) bumps fists with quarterback Tony Romo (9) during the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboys fans suffered a couple near heart attacks when they watched their star quarterback Tony Romo go down at the end of the first half and later Dez Bryant seen writhing in pain holding his leg. Both players had their X-Rays come back negative and an extra MRI on Bryant’s foot revealed a mild foot sprain.

ESPN’s Ed Werder reports that the Cowboys are expecting both Romo and Bryant to start in Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs. The 2012 first round draft pick cornerback Morris Claiborne, who as also injured in the game, is also expected to start.

That is good news for the Cowboys who are trying to turn around their string of mediocre seasons and make a playoff run. Injuries have played a big part of the scapegoat role when the Cowboys explain their underachieving seasons as of late. Rob Ryan pointed to it as a reason for his defense underachieving last year before he was axed and made the scapegoat.

This season the Cowboys have already limped into the season with injuries on both the offensive and defensive line. If they suffered major injuries to three “skill positions” their season would certainly be doomed.

Topics: Dallas Cowboys, Dez Bryant, Tony Romo

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