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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Tony Romo's Rib Injury Cause For Concern In More Ways Than One

Though recognized for his shortcomings in what has become dubbed recently as "win or go home" games, Tony Romo has never been regarded as an injury-prone quarterback.  That could change soon.
Going back to last December's season finale in Washington, Romo has now suffered rib injuries in back-to-back games.  And just because the two games are separated by nine months doesn't mean that fans should discount this statistic as rubbish. 
We all remember Romo's ill-fated fourth quarter deflated duck to Demarco Murray that ultimately eliminated the Cowboys from the playoffs last season.  That pass was one of many errant tosses that Romo delivered that night, courtesy of a first-quarter shot to the ribs.
Now, here we are approaching the second weekend of games in the 2013 season and Cowboys fans are salivating over what appears to be a golden opportunity to get out of the first month with a perfect record.
Their best chance to achieve such a feat is with an efficient Romo under center.
But is Romo healthy enough to deliver?
Sunday's tilt in Kansas City will tell us.