Tony Romo, Dez Bryant sore, but OK

September, 16, 2013
9/16/13
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IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and wide receiver Dez Bryant said they were fine Monday after battling through rib and back injuries, respectively, in Sunday’s 17-16 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Romo took a pain-killing injection before Sunday’s kickoff for the bruised ribs he suffered in the season-opening win against the New York Giants. He completed 30-of-42 passes for 298 yards and a touchdown, but after a 4-yard scramble in the fourth quarter in which nose tackle Dontari Poe landed on him Romo completed only six of his final 13 passes, missing on three of his next four throws.

“He gives us no indication that they are bothering him," coach Jason Garrett said.

It depends on how Romo feels if he will have another shot before this week’s game against the St. Louis Rams, he said.

Bryant played in 56 of 64 offensive plays, needing a few breaks to deal with his back. He suffered back spasms in last year’s season finale against the Washington Redskins.

“It’s not a big issue, but he got hit and his back tightened up on him,” Garrett said. “He’s a tough individual and so he got himself right and continued to play in the ballgame. He was walking a little slowly today, but we expect him to be ready to go.”

Todd Archer

ESPN Dallas Cowboys reporter

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