Cowboys stars dealing with injuries

Updated: September 18, 2013, 6:12 PM ET
By Calvin Watkins |

This story has been corrected. Read below

IRVING, Texas -- Two of the Dallas Cowboys' biggest playmakers are dealing with injuries heading into the team's Week 3 game against the St. Louis Rams.

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Tim Heitman/US PresswireTony Romo (rib) and Dez Bryant (back) are dealing with injuries heading into Week 3.

Quarterback Tony Romo (sore ribs) practiced Wednesday, while wide receiver Dez Bryant was sidelined with stiffness in his back.

Romo said he anticipates getting another pain injection for his injury, suffered in a Week 1 victory over the New York Giants.

"It does feel better now than it did last week," Romo said.

Romo was 30-of-42 passing for 298 yards and a touchdown in a Week 2 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. As the game progressed, it appeared Romo had difficulty throwing the ball. He completed only five of his last 12 passes.

"If he was [bothered], he would never tell us," said tight end Jason Witten, who is Romo's closest friend on the team. "He didn't say anything about it to me."

Bryant, who had nine catches for 141 yards and a score against the Chiefs, underwent massage treatment in the trainers' room following practice.

"I'm gonna be honest, I'm a little sore," Bryant said.

When asked if he would Sunday against the Rams, Bryant said, "What kind of question is that? Come on, man, you know I'm playing."

Starting defensive end DeMarcus Ware was a limited participant in practice on Wednesday with a neck injury. Ware suffered a stinger toward the end of the Week 2 loss at Kansas City. Linebacker Ernie Sims (groin), defensive end Anthony Spencer (knee) didn't practice.

A Sept. 18 headline on incorrectly stated who was on the field for a Dallas Cowboys practice. Tony Romo was on the field and Dez Bryant wasn't.

Calvin Watkins joined in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.



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