Originally posted on Fox Sports Southwest
By MIKE FISHER  |  Last updated 9/9/13
IRVING, Texas -- Tony Romo probably won't escape discomfort this week, but he's dodged a serious-injury bullet. The Cowboys say their quarterback underwent X-rays on Monday morning looking for damage in the area of his ribs and that the results are negative. "We feel optimistic with the tests coming back negative,'' Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones tells 105.3 The Fan. "He'll be sore but something he'll be able to play with, as it looks right now.'' Romo missed one play Sunday night in the 36-31 home win over Giants just before halftime after being sandwiched by a pair of Giants. He was back under center following the kickoff, and for the game Romo completed 36 of 49 passes for 263 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. "It's part of football," Romo said. "You take some hits sometime. You've got to play. You just get back out there and play." Even on Sunday night, as Romo discussed the injury while heading to the AT&T Stadium parking lot, he pledged to be in the Week 2 lineup Sunday at Kansas City. "I'm going to be fine," he said. "My (injury is) nothing crazy." Dez Bryant and other Cowboys mentioned being inspired by Romo's willingness to play with pain. Owner Jerry Jones was also appreciative. "You've got to come to the conclusion that this is one tough player, one tough man," Jones said.
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