NFL looking into whether Cowboys violated injury rules

Friday December 5th, 2014

The NFL is looking into whether the Dallas Cowboys violated league injury rules with their handling of quarterback Tony Romo, spokesman Greg Aiello told NBC's ProFootballTalk

Thursday night, Romo told reporters that he's been playing with a broken rib for the last two months. Since the injury was undisclosed, it had not appeared on the team's injury reports. 

Romo has also been playing with two transverse process fractures after he was kneed in the back during a Week 8 game against the Washington Redskins. He missed the following week, a 28-17 home loss to the Arizona Cardinals. He said his back is almost healed and that his ribs have been feeling better lately.

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Last season, the NFL also looked into Dallas and whether a previous Romo back injury was not disclosed. The quarterback was diagnosed with a herniated disk injury after the Cowboys Week 16 game and then underwent back surgery.

The Cowboys defeated the Chicago Bears 41-28 on Thursday. 

- Molly Geary

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