Dallas Cowboys

Pain-reducing injection paves way for Tony Romo

All Tony Romo needed was a pain-reducing injection to get ready to play against the Giants on Sunday.

Romo nursed rib and ankle injuries throughout the week, skipping another Wednesday practice, but showed no signs of being physically limited in leading the Cowboys to a 31-21 victory.

Romo went 17-of-23 passing for 279 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. He had a 135.7 passer rating, his second-best this season.

Owner Jerry Jones called it Romo’s best game ever, a bold statement considering Romo has a 500-yard passing game on his resume.

Romo wasn’t ready to go that far, saying: “I have to go back and watch the tape to see how it came up.”

More importantly, though, is Romo’s health seven games through the season. He took several hard hits in Seattle the previous week, but made it through the Giants game avoiding any major blows.

Romo said he received a toradol injection before the game, something that helped relieve his rib, ankle and back pain.

“It’s for everything,” Romo said, laughing. “I felt good. You’re always banged up. Everyone’s banged up at this point in the season, so you just work through it and you manage it and you go out and play.”