It’s was a sight many Dallas Cowboys fans dreaded. Quarterback Tony Romo was writhing in pain, laying on the ground in the second quarter of Sunday night’s game against the New York Giants. Romo returned in the second half to lead the Cowboys to victory. But x-rays on Romo’s injury on Monday revealed the veteran quarterback has only bruised ribs, and no breaks. Okay, Cowboys Nation…take a breath.
Romo suffered the injury late in the second quarter when New York Giants’ defensive linemen Justin Trattou and Justin Tuck sandwiched him during a near sack. To add insult to literal injury, rookie wideout Terrance Williams dropped the pass in his NFL debut.
Romo reassured fans and the media after the game that he will be ready for Week Two as the team travels to Kansas City to face their new coach and the Cowboys old NFC East foe, Andy Reid. Romo should not even miss any practice time.
There is no need for this quarterback to prove his toughness anymore. It was early in the 2011 when Romo suffered a broken rib and a puncture lung during a Week Two match-up against the San Francisco 49ers. Despite the injuries, Romo returned in that game to win it for the Cowboys in overtime. Many fans will remember it as wideout Jesse Holley’s 77-yard reception that lead to the win.