The Dallas Cowboys will enter Sunday’s matchup against the Detroit Lions as a team beaten and battered. Tony Romo may receive pain injections again, and he’ll wear a protective vest to guard his ribs against hits.
Running back Felix Jones is still recovering from a separated shoulder, so he’ll wear a shoulder harness for the injury. Wide receiver Miles Austin is out until after the team’s bye week, and Dez Bryant is still nursing a bruised quad.
There’s still the issue of Terence Newman’s concussion, Tyron Smith’s knee and Orlando Scandrick’s ankle. After Sunday in Dallas against a tough team like Detroit, I never thought I would say it but the Cowboys may need more than just a bye week to get healthy.
Tony Romo still has a chance to put up some pretty good numbers, however. While the Lions are currently fourth in the league in terms of pass defense, they’ve played the Bucs, the Chiefs and the Vikings for their first three games. Josh Freeman is the only viable passing threat the Lions secondary has seen in three weeks.
Tony’s ribs are hurting and one of his favorite targets is out, but I still believe that Romo will have his best game of the season. Don’t believe me? I’ll give you five reasons why, and believe you me, I’m not selling you any wolf tickets.