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.