Tony Romo

This isn’t the start that the Dallas Cowboys wanted to their NFL season. We haven’t quite gotten to the actual regular season, which makes the current circumstances even worse.

During the first quarter of the Cowboys’ preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks on the road, Tony Romo escaped the pocket on a 2nd and 7, but was flagged down by Cliff Avril. Romo immediately grabbed his back, and was laying on the ground, clearly in pain.

Romo would be replaced with rookie quarterback Dak Prescott, who has been impressing many this preseason with his play.

Rotoworld was able to capture a better idea of what the injury was:

The Cowboys got a major scare when Romo twisted his back at the end of a short scramble. He shook off the injury on the sideline and pleaded with coach Jason Garrett to reenter, but the Cowboys understandably didn’t believe it was worth it. Later, the Cowboys’ broadcast said Romo’s back was “tight” and he could have went back in the game. Romo should be ready well before Week 1, but this is a reminder of his fragility at age 36

Meredith Land of NBC 5 in Dallas reported that Romo asked head coach Jason Garrett to go back in the game, but Garrett smartly denied his request despite Romo being able to walk off the field under his own power.

This has been an unfortunately common thing with Romo, as SLAM Magazine’s Alexis Morgan points out:

Hopefully Romo is able to recover quickly.



About Harry Lyles Jr.

Harry Lyles Jr. is an Atlanta-based writer, and a Georgia State University graduate.