Romo believes broken rib completely healed

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo believes his broken rib is

completely healed and he may be ready to shed the protective vest

he has been wearing for nearly two months.

Romo got hurt Sept. 18 at San Francisco. He has already played

without needing a painkilling injection and said Thursday that he’s

considering not wearing the vest, or at least getting a smaller

one. He says he wore the vest last week as a precaution.

The Cowboys (4-4) play Buffalo at home Sunday.

Romo, who hasn’t missed a game, says it was nice playing healthy

last week against Seattle. He threw for 279 yards and two

touchdowns and wasn’t sacked for the first time this season.

The quarterback was dealing with a cold Thursday, but says he’s