If Tony Romo plays on Monday night, he’ll do so under a good deal of pain, after suffering a cracked rib and a punctured lung in the team’s 27-24 week two victory over the 49ers. This fact certainly isn’t lost on the Cowboys’ week three opponents, the Washington Redskins.
But according to linebacker Brian Orakpo, Romo’s injury won’t have any significant effect on the way the Redskins’ defense approaches the game. Oh, they’ll take a shot at the ribs if they get a chance, of course--but inflicting further pain on Romo’s midsection isn’t their top priority.
“If somebody gets injured, you want to go after that injury,” Orakpo said, per the Dallas Morning News. “But we’re going to just play our game. We’re going to try to get Romo down when we can.
“We’re not going to just target the ribs and forget about trying to get the ball out or forget about trying to get him down and just hit his ribs. Nah, we’re going to go the best we can to get him down and get off the field.”
Stay on top of the latest Dallas Cowboys news with NBCDFW.com. Follow NBC DFW Sports on Facebook or have breaking Cowboys news sent directly to your phone with Blue Star SMS alerts. Text "bluestar" to 622339 (NBCDFW) to subscribe to this free service. Read more about it here.