Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo led the team to another comeback victory after his gutty performance in the team’s home opener on Monday Night. As you all know by now, Romo is playing with fractured ribs and a previously punctured lung. The discomfort on Romo’s face was obvious, but it didn’t stop him from willing his team to victory.
Romo had no help. Center Phil Costa had a nightmare of a game and the young wide receivers had no idea what routes to run or where to line up. Yet somehow, Romo found a way to hold it all together. After the game, Romo didn’t take the team’s struggles as a sign of concern. He believes it was just growing pains and the team will be okay as long as he doesn’t… well, just read this quote.
“As long as I don’t turn up in the morgue tomorrow, I think we’re going to be alright,” Romo said. As for Romo’s ribs, he admits he isn’t thinking long-term. “You don’t think big picture when you’re playing,” Romo said. “It’s about this week. It’s about this game. I don’t think anything else happened more than it would have been anyways.”
Well, that’s comforting. Romo needs to nurse his injury during the short week so he is as healthy as possible when the team faces off against the undefeated Detroit Lions on Sunday. It will take another gritty performance by Romo if Dallas hopes to give Detroit their first loss of the year.