|Will Romo play against the 'Skins on Monday night? (US PRESSWIRE)|
Posted by Ryan Wilson
Quarterback Tony Romo missed the final 10 games of the 2010 season recovering from a broken collar bone. The Cowboys ended the year 6-10, tied for worst in the NFC East, and Wade Phillips lost his job. Through two weeks of 2011, Dallas is 1-1. After dropping the opener to the Jets, the Cowboys came from behind to beat the 49ers Sunday. Romo, who was the goat in Week 1, was the hero in San Francisco. He left the game with a rib injury only to return and play flawlessly in the overtime victory.
But the good news could be short-lived. CBSSports.com's Michael Freeman has verified an ESPNDallas.com report that a CT scan shows that, in addition to a fractured rib, Romo also been diagnosed with a punctured lung.
Earlier Monday, head coach Jason Garrett told the media that "I would not think there's any reason to think that [Romo] won't play Monday. We're certainly hopeful."
|NFL Week 2|
The Cowboys face the Redskins in Dallas for the home opener.
Romo was injured Sunday on the third play of the game when 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks hit him around the waist on a 25-yard completion to tight end Jason Witten. Romo played the first half, but missed much of the third quarter while the pain-killing meds took effect. In that time, backup Jon Kitna completed 6 of 10 passes for 87 yards and a touchdown, but also threw two interceptions.
Romo returned to go 12 of 15 for 201 yards, including a 77-yard pitch and catch to wide receiver Jesse Holley that set up the game-winning field goal. When it was over, Romo was 20 of 33 for 345 yards with two touchdowns and no picks.
In preparation for the Redskins, ESPNDallas.com reports that Romo will receive extra treatment this week and could wear extra protection for his ribs.
In other Cowboys-related injury news, wide receiver Miles Austin (hamstring) isn't expected to play against Monday, although running back Felix Jones (separated shoulder), center Phil Costa and Witten (ribs) should all be available.
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