Pain goes away, but pressure doesn't

Cowboys, QB Tony Romo stress that opportunity outweighs risks of playing injured

Updated: September 26, 2011, 1:56 AM ET
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- Every week in the NFL there is pressure to perform. Sometimes, that pressure comes with risk.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo could play Monday night against the Washington Redskins with a fractured rib. He won't be the first player to participate in a game with a fractured bone in his body, but Romo is also recovering from a small puncture of the lung -- now healed -- caused by the fracture.

The rib won't heal in time for the game against the Redskins at Cowboys ...

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