During their game against the Seattle Seahawks, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo went down after a scary-looking hit and was in almost immediate pain. He grabbed his lower back and fans everywhere began holding their breath.
Tony Romo appeared to hurt his back. Great block by Zeke, but certainly not what the Cowboys want to see pic.twitter.com/21rt9cUjp2
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) August 26, 2016
Romo didn’t return in the game, making everyone believe that the injury could have been pretty serious. However, head coach Jason Garrett told Romo they only removed him as a precautionary measure and the quarterback seems to be fine.
“Whenever you take a hit, that was a perfect timed situation,” Romo said. “I was going into a slide. But in a weird way, I feel good about the fact that was probably as tough of a hit I’ve taken on the back as I’ve had in the last five years. From that regard, I feel very lucky that it can hold up and I can keep going.”
If their starting quarterback can’t go in the early part of the season, they have rookie Dak Prescott that has had a terrific preseason. He has 454 yards and five touchdowns and has rushed for 53 yards and two scores.