Tony Romo played through broken ribs to help keep the season afloat for Dallas in 2011.
His injury isn't as serious this time, which means the task doesn't appear as daunting for the Cowboys quarterback.
Romo has bruised ribs after he was crunched between two defenders late in the first half of a 36-31 win over the New York Giants in the opener. He played the second half and says he's just dealing with soreness heading into Sunday's game at Kansas City.
The offense didn't do much when Romo returned — just 98 yards after halftime. And the Cowboys never could put away the Giants despite the gift of six turnovers from a revamped defense.
But Romo thinks Dallas has something to build on.
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