The Cowboys are doing all they can to prepare Tony Romo for Monday night’s match-up with the Washington Redskins, an effort that, as of Wednesday, includes outfitting the banged up Pro Bowl quarterback with some body armor. Romo, who suffered a fractured rib and a punctured lung in the team’s week two win over San Francisco, was fitted for a Kevlar rib protector at practice on Wednesday, Matt Mosley of FoxSportsSouthwest.com has reported.
Romo’s pal and favorite target Jason Witten, who suffered some bruised ribs himself last Sunday, was fitted for a vest, as well.
Interestingly enough, the company that makes the vests--Pennsylvania-based Unequal Technologies--is also responsible for the special helmet that will likely be worn by the concussed Michael Vick in the Eagles’ game against the Giants, next week.
Jason Garrett has said that he remains hopeful that Romo will play against the Redskins, and owner/general manager Jerry Jones agreed, saying that whether the franchise quarterback plays or not would depend simply on whether he could handle the inevitable pain that accompanies such injuries.
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