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Tony Romo likely to take painkilling shot before facing Rams

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Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo injured his ribs in the season opener against the Giants, but remained in the game and started again in last week’s loss to the Chiefs.

Romo took a painkilling shot to help him cope with the injury for that game and he said Wednesday that the plan is for him to take another one before facing Missouri’s other team in Week Three. Even though he says his ribs have been feeling better this week, Romo thinks the shot is something that will help him perform at the needed level against the Rams.

“I think tentatively we are planning on it just because of the nature of it and what we thought,” Romo said, via the Dallas Morning News. “But we’ll see as we get there. It does feel better now than it did last week. It’ll just keep getting better and better this week.”

Romo was 30-of-42 for 298 yards and a touchdown against Kansas City, but 8-of-15 in the fourth quarter when the game slipped away from Dallas once and for all. He wouldn’t say whether the shot had worn off enough to compromise his play at that point in the game and said that you just have to go out there and play regardless of the circumstances.

That’s true, but it would surely be better for Romo and the Cowboys if the quarterback wasn’t dealing with injuries before, after or during the game.

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15 Responses to “Tony Romo likely to take painkilling shot before facing Rams”
  1. logicalvoicesays says: Sep 19, 2013 8:35 AM

    He’ll make up for it by throwing a painful interception to lose the game. #ThankGodwehaveaREALQBinDC

  2. PacificNWMark says: Sep 19, 2013 8:45 AM

    No word however if anesthetic will also be made available to Cowboys fans.

  3. jonbeck316 says: Sep 19, 2013 9:08 AM

    I think Romo publicizes minor physical complaints even more than Aaron Rodgers does.

  4. onlythebest36 says: Sep 19, 2013 9:28 AM

    And so will half of the nfl players this week and every week.

  5. dbones641 says: Sep 19, 2013 9:28 AM

    Nothing he hasn’t played through before. But he’s gotta play big this weekend. 2-1 sounds a whole lot better than 1-2.

  6. officialgame says: Sep 19, 2013 9:31 AM

    Seems kind of dumb to tell the opposition your taking pain medication when they already are motivated to rip the ribs from your chest.

  7. floratiotime says: Sep 19, 2013 9:32 AM

    Too bad there’s no shot for choking.

  8. nathanbetz91 says: Sep 19, 2013 9:46 AM

    Doesn’t it seem like those should go against the substance abuse policy? Think about it cuz adderall does if you aren’t prescribed , as does painkillers I’m sure. So the team trainers don’t have the authority to write prescriptions for this

  9. schmitty2 says: Sep 19, 2013 10:12 AM

    Romo better hope his O-line is up to the task because the Ram’s front 4 is no joke.

  10. chrisdavidgarcia says: Sep 19, 2013 10:20 AM

    If the ribs were cracked or bruised ;this week they break.

  11. jimmysee says: Sep 19, 2013 10:24 AM

    Romo needs Jerry Jones’ 40 year old brain. Jones has been dealing with the pain of his Cowboys losing for years.

  12. mshawn75 says: Sep 19, 2013 11:59 AM

    Amazing. When he wins, he’s tougher than my ex-wife’s roast. When he loses, it’s always some crippling injury.

  13. hieveryone12345 says: Sep 19, 2013 12:28 PM

    Either way, the Cowboys need to get a running game if they want to make the playoffs (however they are in the NFC East, so they could probably still win that division with no run game), Romo will be fine as long as that happens and he gets decent protection. Go Cowboys!

  14. maddbearfan says: Sep 19, 2013 1:07 PM

    Please keep Romo playing…then they’ll keep losing games. Put Orton in and they become a threat!

  15. materialman80 says: Sep 19, 2013 4:32 PM

    Absolutely don’t put Orton in, keep Romo in there, they will keep losing! Romo plays likes he’s on painkillers every game, a lot of painkillers…..

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