Tony Romo, 'sore,' 'uncomfortable,' but OK

LONDON -- Observed and heard in the locker room after the Dallas Cowboys' 31-17 win against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium.

Feeling OK: With two transverse process fractures, Tony Romo was not only able to play but play well, putting up a season-best 138.8 passer rating while throwing three touchdown passes. He was sacked once and hit a couple of times but was able to make it through the game without any issues.

Romo did not add much padding to protect his back. He said he took a Toradol pill for the pain before the game.

"Just sore," Romo said. "Anybody that's had any broken bones, it's uncomfortable at times and things like that. But if you play football, you go play."

Getting the W: That the Cowboys won by 14 was a bonus. They would have taken a one-point win if it ended a two-game losing streak.

At 7-3, the Cowboys are in prime position to make the playoffs with six games to play. Four of the final six games are away from home, starting with their Nov. 23 meeting against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium.

"I think for all of us, we're coming off two tough losses, so we know we had to get back on the winning side of things before the bye and get to 7-3," tight end Jason Witten said. "Give ourselves a chance."

Unstoppable force: Dez Bryant did not catch a pass in the first, third or fourth quarters Sunday, yet he still had the second-most receiving yards in a game in his career with 158 yards on six receptions -- all in the second quarter.

Bryant had touchdowns of 35 and 68 yards as the Cowboys broke the game open. Bryant had five catches for 45 yards in the previous two games. This was a much needed performance.

"I just felt good," said Bryant, who needed an IV in the third quarter to address hydration issues. "I said earlier in the week it must be London. On a serious note, I'm enjoying myself, had a great time and came out here and took care of business."