Source: Cowboys QB Tony Romo fitted for protective vest

Extra protection for Redskin defenders DeAngelo Hall and Brian Orakpo.

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is exuding perseverance in his attempt to play in the club’s home opener Monday night against the 2-0 Redskins.  According to a source, Romo took Wednesday to zone in a protective vest for Week three’s battle.

The vest is produced by the exact same equipment company that innovated a similar setup for Michael Vick last season when the Eagles signal caller suffered a damaged rib.

According to the source, the team’s equipment unit this week contacted Unequal Technologies of Kennett Square, Penn., which issued reps to the team’s Valley Ranch area to fit Romo for a lightweight, flexible vest that he could don in the squad’s home opener against the ‘Skins. The source said tight end Jason Witten, who is also suffering from bruised ribs, was dialed in for a vest similar to Vick’s, too.

With new armor being brought out for the fight on Monday night, it’s crystal clear Romo is going to play against the Redskins.  Why wouldn’t he suit up?  He’s a gamer, a competitor with the desire to quiet the critics.

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