News: ESPND: Pain goes away, but pressure doesn't

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    Cowboys, QB Tony Romo stress that opportunity outweighs risks of playing injured
    [​IMG] By Calvin Watkins

    IRVING, Texas -- Every week in the NFL there is pressure to perform. Sometimes, that pressure comes with risk.

    Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo could play Monday night against the Washington Redskins with a fractured rib. He won't be the first player to participate in a game with a fractured bone in his body, but Romo is also recovering from a small puncture of the lung -- now healed -- caused by the fracture.

    The rib won't heal in time for the game against the Redskins at Cowboys Stadium. It's not like the visitors care; cornerback DeAngelo Hall said, if given the chance, he will knock Romo in the ribs. Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett said since it's not legal to hit a quarterback in the head or the legs, the middle is the best place.

    These are the risks Romo will face Monday.

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