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Should Romo play in Cowboys' next game?

If he can manage pain

Dan Pompei

Chicago Tribune

If Tony Romo can do no further damage by playing, and if he can handle excruciating pain without allowing it to affect his performance, he should and will suit up for the Cowboys on Monday when they play host to the Redskins.

Based on what the Cowboys are saying, it appears likely he will receive medical clearance.

Now it becomes a matter of pain management. Romo did fine with that Sunday, when he threw for many of his 345 yards after the injury. He said it hurt to breathe and talk and he felt sick to his stomach. Pain like that can turn a heroic quarterback into a goat. The Cowboys have to...