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November 06, 2011

Romo doesn't need a shot

For the first time since fracturing a rib and puncturing a lung in a Week 2 victory over the 49ers, quarterback Tony Romo did not need a pain-killing injection.

“I felt healthy today,” Romo said. “I felt like I was able to get out there and play at 100 percent. That is always a positive. It makes it easier to play.”

The Cowboys had 442 yards. Romo, who was 19-for-31 for 279 yards and two touchdowns, was aided by a running game that went for 163 yards on 29 carries.

"What the balance means is Tony can be Tony, and we all know that last touchdown was vintage Romo, all Romo,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said of Romo’s 6-yard touchdown pass to Laurent Robinson after buying time with his feet. “He just really used his skills to have that touchdown for us. …To me, the respect for the running game helped Romo do that. What we need to do is have Romo be able to make some vintage Romo-type plays, and he was able to do that today.”

-- Charean Williams

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