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Romo Has Fractured Rib, Collapsed Lung

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Romo Has Fractured Rib, Collapsed Lung

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While Tony Romo's gutsy performance with a broken rib helped the Dallas Cowboys avoid an 0-2 start, they paid a heavy price.

A CT-scan revealed Monday that Romo has a fractured and/or broken rib. Fractured and broken mean the same thing, you see. Anyhow, the CT-scan also showed a collapsed lung, according to ESPN's Todd Archer.

Head coach Jason Garrett said Monday that he wasn't ruling Romo out against Washington next Monday.  Romo has said he expects to be able to play against the Skins.

Romo wasnt' the only Cowboy to leave San Francisco more than a little bruised up.  Wide receiver Miles Austin reaggravated a hamstring injury after three touchdown catches and running back Felix Jones has a shoulder injury.

It is unclear if Austin or Jones will be ready for next Monday night's game.

With the extra day before the game, and with so many guys banged up, Garrett is giving his team an extra day off this week to try to get some players healthy.

Now, the Cowboys won't practice until Thursday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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