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Cowboys’ Tony Romo breaks bone in back, will likely be out through mid-season

Posted at 6:27 PM, Aug 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-27 18:31:30-04

DALLAS -- Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garret announced that Tony Romo has broken a bone in his back, according to NFL.com.

The starting quarterback was hurt during Thursday’s pre-season game against the Seattle Seahawks after taking a hit that nearly bent him in half.

Garret is not giving a timetable on Romo's return, but an insider speculates he likely will not return until mid-season at the earliest.

"We're confident that he's going to be coming back and playing football for us this year," Garret said.

Quarterback Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys lies on the turf after being injured in the first quarter during a preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on August 25, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Quarterback Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys lies on the turf after being injured in the first quarter during a preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on August 25, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)