Cowboys' Romo leaves after getting pulled down awkwardly

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is tended to by a trainer after he went down on a play against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of a preseason NFL football game Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Elaine Thompson/AP

SEATTLE (AP) Dallas quarterback Tony Romo appeared to injure his back on the third play of Thursday's preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks after getting pulled down from behind by Cliff Avril.

Romo was forced from the pocket by a blitz from K.J. Wright. As Romo scrambled and was about to begin his slide, he was pulled down by Avril chasing in pursuit. Romo immediately grabbed at his back and was tended to by trainers for a few minutes before popping up and walking off the field without any assistance.

While Dak Prescott took over, Romo spoke with medical personnel on the sideline for several minutes and he threw some passes. But when the Cowboys took the field for their second drive, Prescott remained at QB with Romo on the sideline.

AP NFL website: and AP NFL Twitter feed: