Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Updated: September 22, 11:16 AM ET
DeAngelo Hall targeting Tony Romo
ASHBURN, Va. -- Tony Romo has a fractured rib. DeAngelo Hall sees it as a bull's-eye.
The Washington Redskins cornerback said Wednesday he's hoping the Dallas Cowboys quarterback plays when the NFC East rivals meet Monday night -- if only for the chance to inflict more damage.
"Absolutely. I want to get a chance to put my helmet on whatever's hurt," Hall said. "Romo's ribs -- I'm going to be asking for some corner blitzes. If I know Felix Jones' shoulder's hurt, I'm not going to cut him. I'm definitely going to try to hit him up high, so that's just part of it.
"If you know something's wrong with an opponent, you're going to try to target in on that. We're going to try to definitely get as many hits on that team as possible."
Romo suffered a fractured rib and punctured lung at San Francisco on Sunday, but he returned to the game to lead the Cowboys to a 27-24 overtime victory.
However, inflicting pain on the Cowboys quarterback isn't the Washington defense's primary goal, according to Pro Bowl pass-rusher Brian Orakpo.
"If somebody gets injured, you want to go after that injury," Orakpo said on a conference call with Valley Ranch media. "But we're going to just play our game. We're going to try to get Romo down when we can.
"We're not going to just target the ribs and forget about trying to get the ball out or forget about trying to get him down and just hit his ribs. Nah, we're going to do the best we can to get him down and get off the field."
The Cowboys had an extra day off Wednesday, but coach Jason Garrett told Redskins reporters on a conference call that he remains hopeful Romo will play against Washington.
"I think he's doing fine," Garrett said. "He got knocked around a little bit on Sunday, but he's getting his rehab and hopefully he'll be ready to play for this ballgame. We'll take it day to day, the next few days."
Garrett gave no specific updates on the Cowboys' other notable injuries. Receiver Miles Austin aggravated a hamstring injury Sunday, starting center Phil Costa reinjured his right knee, receiver Dez Bryant has been out with a bruised thigh, and running back Jones has the ailing shoulder.
Hall was asked if Romo should just go ahead and put a target on the rib that was broken.
"He ain't got to," Hall said. "I already know where it is. We'll be all right. We find it. I'll find it."
Information from ESPNDallas.com's Tim MacMahon and The Associated Press was used in this report.