As the Cowboys prepare for a Monday night revival of their rivalry with the Redskins, the team has gotten good news regarding one of the two fairly important organs that control the ability of mammals to add oxygen to their blood.
According to Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com, a CT scan of Tony Romo’s torso showed that his punctured lung has healed.
The injury occurred after Romo suffered a broken rib against the 49ers on Sunday. He left the game for a while, but he returned to lead the Cowboys back from a 10-point deficit.
Even though he didn’t practice on Thursday, the fact that Romo played with the injured rib and lung seems to suggest that he’ll play on Monday, given that the rib is still injured and the lung is healed.
Both Romo and owner Jerry Jones have said that pain tolerance will be the primary issue, which implies that if Romo doesn’t play he can’t tolerate pain. Which means he’ll play.
Until then, look for the Cowboys to play some games with Redskins coach Mike Shanahan, in the hopes of forcing him to prepare for Jon Kitna.
Also missing practice on Thursday for the Cowboys were receiver Miles Austin (hamstring), receiver Dez Bryant (thigh), center Phil Costa (knee), guard Derrick Dockery (knee), running back Felix Jones (shoulder), and cornerback Orlando Scandrick (ankle).