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Jerry on Romo Going Down: "My Heart Stopped"

Jerry Jones admits he had a moment of panic when Tony Romo crumpled to the turf on Sunday night

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    Since Sunday night, we’ve learned that Tony Romo came away from that devastating, second quarter hit from Giants’ defensive linemen Mathias Kiwanuka and Justin Trattou with nothing more serious than some bruised ribs. But Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones admits that at the time of the hit, like all Cowboys fans we’d imagine, he had a moment of pure panic.

    My heart stopped,” Jones told 105.3-FM’s the New School show, via the Dallas Morning News. “I certainly wanted to get an immediate reading of where the injury was. Was it a shoulder or was it those ribs? We’ve seen him come back and actually play, bravely--and to not overuse the term at all--against San Francisco two years ago.

    “I knew that he had the will to play if he could technically play. I was really relieved when we got to the locker room and the doctors were saying that he’s going to be able to go and we’re in pretty good shape. Nothing compared to the injury that he had a couple years ago.”

    Jones’ fear of Romo going down is certainly understandable, considering he’s the man who signed his franchise quarterback to that unprecedented, six-year, $108 million contract extension this past offseason.

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