Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) throws a pass during the second half of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 17-16. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Tony Romo to take pain-killer shot before Rams game?


Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will likely get another pain-killer shot prior to Sunday’s Week 3 matchup against the St. Louis Rams, as Romo needed a shot prior to last week’s loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Romo is currently playing through a rib injury that was sustained in Week 1 against the New York Giants, and the injury was never expected to sideline him for any games despite the fact that he is in pain.

Per the Dallas Morning News, Romo’s rib “are feeling better” and the plan is to have him get the shot before the Rams game, but there was also some worry that he struggled in the fourth quarter due to the shot wearing off. Romo dispelled that notion, and then he gave some cliche quote about how it’s all about winning.

Here’s what Tony Romo said about the plan for him to get the pain-killer shot, “I think tentatively we are planning on it just because of the nature of it and what we thought. But we’ll see as we get there.

“It does feel better now than it did last week. It’ll just keep getting better and better this week.”

Romo has looked incredibly accurate this season with a 72.5% completion percentage, but he has also averaged less yards per completion. Is that just a statistical quirk through two weeks or a trend? I’m betting on the former at this point, because he threw short passes in Week 1 to Miles Austin since the Giants decided to throw the house at Dez Bryant and leave Austin uncovered.

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