The way Romo was lying on the turf of AT&T Stadium late in the first half of Sunday’s win against New York it was hard not to envision the Cowboys’ $108 million quarterback might miss some time.

Having watched the face of his franchise take a hit from three Giants defenders at once even Cowboys’ owner/general manager Jerry Jones said he was braced for bad news.

“It’s hard not to go to the worst so we were concerned” Jones said.

Fifteen minutes later Romo was back in at quarterback where he completed 73 percent of his passes for 236 yards and two touchdowns with one interception on the night as the Cowboys held on for a 36-31 win at AT&T Stadium.

“It’s just part of playing football” Romo said. “You take some hits sometimes and you’ve got to come back from it. We had plenty of guys do the same thing tonight and it was no different.”

Romo will still undergo X-Rays on Monday but he wasn’t too interested in discussing them – “There’s no excuses for anybody – no one really cares. That’s the truth for people who are banged up in football.”

That’s nothing new for Romo who has had to fight off nagging injuries on plenty of occasions in the past. However Romo said Sunday night’s rib pain doesn’t compare to the 2011 injury in San Francisco when he came back to play with a punctured lung – an injury that forced him to wear a rib protector for several games.