Cowboys heroic QB Tony Romo earns NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors

Tony Romo, who suffered a cracked rib and punctured lung in the Cowboys’ triumphant overtime road victory against the 49ers, has been rewarded the NFC Offensive Player of the Week.

The Cowboys quarterback completed a 77-yard pass to Jesse Holley in overtime to set up Dan Bailey’s game-winning field goal. This is Romo’s fifth career NFC Offensive Player of the Week and first since being honored against Green Bay in 2007.

The injuries limited Romo throughout the game at San Francisco — he suffered the fractured rib in the first quarter and missed most of the third. But he returned heroically and ended with 345 yards on 20-of-33 passing and two touchdowns. He also extended his club-record streak of consecutive contests with a touchdown pass to 20 and has generated 300 yards passing in both games this season.

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