Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is downplaying any effects of the back injury that forced him to miss a game this season.
Romo noted that no NFL player is feeling 100 percent healthy by late November, and he doesn’t think he’s dealing with anything worse than any other player.
“You don’t really think about it,’’ Romo said, via the Dallas Morning News. “You just go and play. I mean, everyone has something wrong with them during the football season. We say it all the time. Once you step on the field no one cares what you have. You’ve got to go produce. Our job is to play well regardless of what’s going on around you. That’s our job as players.’’
Romo said he’s feeling good on a short week and eager to get on the field against the Eagles on Thanksgiving.
“We’re playing against a really good football team who is going to bring great energy,” Romo said. “We understand how important this game is for both teams and I think it’ll be fun to just to see them try and attack us and come after you and be an aggressive team. That will be an enjoyable game to go against.’’
Not many people with a bad back would consider getting hit by 300-pound defensive linemen “enjoyable,” but Romo is feeling good about this season, no matter how his back feels.