Cowboys owner Jerry Jones mentioned during the telecast Thursday evening that QB Tony Romo is not hurt, despite what looked like a back injury.
“He’s not injured,” Jones said, per Tom Pelissero. “He was OK on the sideline immediately.”
According to Jones, Romo just “jammed” his back and their decision to hold him out was because “[they] had seen enough.”
“His back was bothering him a little bit after that play,” Jason Garrett said of Romo’s injury, per Brandon George. “We don’t think it’s a serious thing.”
Cowboys QB Tony Romo went down with what appears to be a back injury during Thursday’s preseason game against the Seahawks.
Romo was sacked by Seahawks DE Cliff Avril as he was beginning a slide. He was, however, able to walk off the field under his own power and was replaced by Dak Prescott.
Here’s the play in which Romo was hurt:
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 was seen throwing passes on the sideline with his helmet on and trying to convince the staff to allow him to return to the game.
Romo, 35, is in the third year of his seven-year, $119.5 million contract that included $55 million guaranteed. He stands to make base salaries of $8.5 million (2016), $14 million (2017), $19.5 million (2018) and $20.5 million (2019).
In 2015, Romo threw for 884 yards while completing 68.6 percent of his passes to go along with five touchdowns and seven interceptions over the course of four games for the Cowboys.
We’ll have more regarding Romo as the news is available.