Cowboys QB Romo has broken bone in back following preseason game against Hawks

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Quarterback Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys leaves the field after being injured in the first quarter during a preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett says quarterback Tony Romo has a broken bone in his back, and there is no timetable for his return.

Garrett made the comments on Saturday during a conference call. He said an MRI revealed the break, but the coach did not provide further details.

Asked if Romo would be back, Garrett said there’s no timetable but that the quarterback would play this season.

Romo, 36, has had back surgery twice before. His latest injury occurred on the third play of Thursday night’s exhibition game at Seattle. He was hit by Cliff Avrill and was rolling in pain before taken off the field and replaced by rookie Dak Prescott.

Later, Romo said he was OK.

The Cowboys open the season Sept. 11 at home against the New York Giants.