If you didn’t think that Tony Romo was tough before, there should be no doubt in your mind after the Cowboys’ game on Sunday against San Francisco. Early in the game, Romo took a hit from Ahmad Brooks. Fans may not have thought that it was a major injury, seeing as how Romo came back to the field to finish out the game; but it was later revealed that he had suffered a cracked rib and a punctured lung. And he’s not the only one hurting on the Cowboys’ roster.
Two players aggravated injuries that were on the mend — Miles Austin injured his hamstring while Phil Costa once again aggravated his right knee. In addition to that, Felix Jones also injured his shoulder. While all this news may make for a pretty bleak future for the Cowboys, the coach and players seem to think they just need a few days off.
Tuesday is usually a day of rest for the players, as they use the day to recoup from the weekend’s game. But with all the injuries, Coach Jason Garrett is also giving them an extra day to get them really rested and in shape. But that doesn’t mean that it’s a complete day off. Although they won’t be on the field doing vigorous exercises and workouts, the team will be in the locker room, lifting weights and doing a little rehab work so that they’re ready for Monday night’s game. And, according to the coach and Romo, they will be.
Romo stated in the locker room on Monday morning that he was in no more pain than he was after the game on Sunday. And while Romo will be monitored throughout the week, with testing to come later, Garrett said in a statement, “I would not think there’s any reason to think he won’t be able to play Monday.”
Let’s hope that the rest of his team is with him.