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[August 27, 2016]
Aug 26 (The Sports Xchange) - Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo
appears fine after he left the preseason game against the Seattle
Seahawks on Thursday night due to back tightness.
On Dallas' third offensive play, Romo scrambled from the pocket,
then went into a slide near the line of scrimmage. He was crunched
by Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril from the blind side.
Romo did not have any X-rays, but he spent the second half of the
game in the locker room. Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry
Jones said the back soreness would not limit Romo's ability to be
ready for the Sept. 11 season opener against the New York Giants.
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Jones is not pleased to see a video that appears to show rookie
running back Ezekiel Elliott at a marijuana dispensary just hours
before making his preseason debut against the Seahawks on Thursday
TMZ posted a video that the celebrity website reported to be Elliott
inside the Herban Legends in Seattle. The video did not show Elliott
making any purchases.
"Well, I think that in and of itself the reason we are talking about
is in a way part of the learning process," Jones said. "But it's not
good. It's just not good. It's just not good.
Marijuana remains a banned substance in the NFL. Washington is one
of four states that allow the sale and possession of marijuana for
both recreational and medical use.
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Franchise-tagged safety Eric Berry is expected to end his holdout
and report to the Kansas City Chiefs by Sunday.
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reports indicated Berry would miss the all-important third preseason
game against the Chicago Bears.
not required to report to training camp and cannot be fined for
missing time because he was designated a franchise player. The 2015
Comeback Player of the Year can become a free agent at the end of
Berry has a
salary of $10.806 million for the 2016 season as the franchise
player but was unhappy the team was unable to work out a long-term
deal. Berry, a four-time Pro Bowl selection, was co-MVP of the team
in 2015 in his first year back from a battle with lymphoma.
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Atlanta Falcons rookie safety Keanu Neal is expected to be sidelined
for at least three weeks after hurting his knee in Thursday's
preseason game against the Miami Dolphins.
The Falcons on Friday said an MRI exam revealed a "minor" injury
that will require Neal to undergo arthroscopic knee surgery on
Monday. The team listed the timetable for his recovery as three to
four weeks. (Editing by Andrew Both)
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