If It's Just Pain, Romo Intent On Playing

Tony Romo proved he could play (and play quite well) with a fractured rib against the 49ers.

He fully intends to play again Monday night if pain is the only issue.

In an interview taped for Wednesday's edition of the Showtime special "Inside the NFL", Romo said he has taken a "day by day" approach to his injury, which included the evidence of a pneumothorax – a small amount of air leaking in between the lungs and the chest wall.

"I know that the doctor's looking at it each day," Romo said. "We're trying to figure out the stuff with the lung. That'll hopefully be done here in the next day or two. If it's just about dealing with pain, that's part of playing football. And I know I'll be able to do that.

"I would assume as long as stuff goes on the right track here, I'll have a pretty good chance to make the decision to play here shortly."

The Cowboys return to practice Thursday, and it's uncertain how much work, if any, Romo will get this week. Head coach Jason Garrett said Monday he's hopeful his starting quarterback will be ready for the Redskins.

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