By this point in time, you'd have to hope there is no one out there questioning Tony Romo's toughness.
After all, this is nothing new for the Dallas Cowboys quarterback, who famously led the Cowboys to an overtime win over a good 49ers team with a punctured lung and broken ribs.
As we all know, Romo had two back surgeries this offseason not thought to be serious, but back surgeries nonetheless. Then, against Washington he was kneed in the back and suffered a couple of fractured transverse process bones on his spine.
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He missed one game, which the Cowboys lost to Arizona, and then returned for a trip to London and a win over the Jaguars. Meanwhile, before that even happened, at some point, Romo now says he suffered a broken rib and has played through it since.
Romo told ESPN Dallas he isn't sure when the broken rib occurred, but it was either a win over the Rams or Saints.
"It'll be nice when it's just about the back [surgery] instead of all the other junk," Romo said.
Romo said his transverse process fractures are nearly 100 percent healed and the ribs are improving, but it will do nothing but help the Cowboys quarterback that they now have 10 days to prepare for their next game — a crucial NFC East showdown in Philadelphia Dec. 14.