Tony Romo was on his way to see the doctor to get an update on his condition when the locker room opened to the media Thursday. While he said he was feeling a little better, the results of a CT scan Thursday likely revealed even more about his condition.
Romo fractured a rib and punctured a lung during the first quarter of the Cowboys' 27-24 victory over the 49ers on Sunday. The Cowboys are "hopeful" that Romo can play with a Kevlar jacket to protect his ribs.
The official word from Cowboys coach Jason Garrett is that Romo is day to day, and the team will continue to evaluate him as the week goes on.
Garrett backed down from his Monday comments that he didn't see a reason Romo won't play against the Redskins.
"I'm not a medical person, so I'm probably not the most qualified guy to answer that question," Garrett said. "He did play over 21/2 quarters with this thing the other day. I think there are probably degrees in there of healing that I think the doctors want to make sure he has before we'll put him back out there. We'll see how he continues to progress as the week goes on. He was out there. He was not able to practice today, but he was out there, staying involved with our team and engaged with our game plan."
Romo's teammates are taking their belief in all things Romo one step further after Sunday's heroic comeback. Not only do they want him on the field against the Redskins, they have no doubt he will be on the field Monday night.
"No doubt," Cowboys receiver Kevin Ogletree said. "He’s a competitior, and I’m sure he doesn’t want to miss the Monday night game."
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