We have tough games coming up and we need Suarez at 100 per cent." Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez | Forum

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FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo?suffered a broken bone in his back during Thursdays preseason game, and a source confirmed to ESPN on Saturday that he could miss six to 10 weeks. Mike Evans Jersey .The source told ESPN that the injury -- suffered on the third play?against the Seattle Seahawks?-- is a?compression fracture of the L1 vertebra. A source also told ESPN NFL Insider Ed Werder that Romo would not require surgery.Coach Jason Garrett said the injury will not cost Romo the season and declined to rule out the quarterback for the regular-season opener against the New York Giants on Sept. 11.We dont believe that to be the case at all, Garrett said on a conference call when asked if Romos season is in jeopardy.CBS Sports first reported that Romo could miss up to 10 weeks.Romo first learned of the MRI results on his back Friday night. If he cannot play Week 1, rookie fourth-round pick Dak Prescott is expected to start against the Giants.Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said he spoke with Romo many times over the past two days.Hes driven for this not to be like last year, Jones said. Hes certainly not deterred, and he really feels like its going to be different, but he can get through this, and he also feels very confident that our team can win football games without him while hes not here. Hes driven to help Dak win football games for us so that when he gets back we have a great chance to have a great season, get in the tournament and contend for a championship. Nothings changed.The injury affected the Cowboys outlook in Las Vegas, where the teams odds to win the Super Bowl shifted from 16-1 to 20-1 at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.Garrett said the injury is not related to the surgeries Romo had in 2013. The coach would not say if it is the transverse process fractures Romo suffered in 2014 that forced him to miss a game.Its not related to the other back issues that hes had [and is] very specific to the hit he took the other night at the game, Garrett said. And he came out and he was lobbying to go back in. We decided to not have him go back in, and then he actually felt fine after the game. Then he woke up on Friday morning and didnt feel so good and [the back] stiffened up on him, and thats when we did the MRI. And thats what we found.Romo was hit from behind by Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril while scrambling upfield Thursday. Romo immediately reached for his lower back but was able to walk off the field under his own power. He lobbied to return to the game, but Garrett went with Prescott.This could be the fourth straight year that Romo misses at least one game. He missed the 2013 season finale after undergoing a discectomy. He missed one game in 2014 with two transverse process fractures in his back and was out 12 games last year with a twice-broken left collarbone.A source close to Romo told Werder that the quarterback isnt considering retirement and there is no doubt that he will play this season.Center Travis Frederick said the team was surprised by the news on Romo when it reported to its new practice facility Saturday.Still trying to take it in a little bit, Frederick said. The name of the game for us has always been focusing on taking things one day at a time and also have the next man in mentality. Being able to have Dak step up and be able to take over that role and just support him in any way that we can.Prescott was elevated to the backup job when incumbent Kellen Moore broke his right ankle in a training camp practice.The former Mississippi State standout has a preseason passer rating of 137.8, completing 39 of 50 passes for 454 yards with five touchdowns and zero interceptions. He also has two rushing touchdowns.Dak has done a nice job really at every turn starting back at training camp, Garrett said. I thought he did a particularly good job in this game against Seattle because he certainly didnt anticipate going in on the fourth play of the game.ESPN staff writer Ben Fawkes and The Associated Press contributed to this report. Donovan Smith Jersey . -- Jimmy Walkers first PGA Tour trophy came with a special gift tucked inside. Brent Grimes Jersey . Durant finished with 24 points and 13 rebounds, Jackson matched his career high with 23 points on 10-of-14 shooting and Lamb scored 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting, lifting the Thunder to a 94-88 win over San Antonio and snapping the Spurs 11-game winning streak. http:///...ap-ryan-smith-jersey . -- Ryan Blaney provided more evidence that Penske Racings No. RECIFE, Brazil -- Luis Suarez has reminded anyone wholl listen at the Confederations Cup that hes playing for Uruguay, and not for a transfer from Liverpool to another club -- perhaps Real Madrid. "Im going out to play for my country of Uruguay," Suarez said. "Im not here thinking about a transfer or anything like that." The Uruguay striker is one of the games best, elusive on the dribble with a knack for scoring. He also has a penchant for getting into trouble and doing the wrong thing, drawing attention to himself in a way that has embarrassed his club and country and detracted from his playing skills. Still -- and heres the caveat -- hes the most important player for Uruguay if the South Americans are to beat World Cup champion Spain on Sunday in the their first game in the Confederations Cup, the eight-team warm-up for next years World Cup. In addition to fending off rumours about a move to Real Madrid, Suarez has also tried to use the Confederations Cup to apologize again for his behaviour. "Obviously I have done things that I myself recognize, and Ive asked to be pardoned," he said. "As a player, as a professional Id like to be valued more for the way I play on the pitch than for other things." Suarez has a long record of getting into trouble. The 26-year-old was criticized in the 2010 World Cup for using his hand to stop a shot from Ghana that was heading towards goal. The move saved Uruguay in the quarterfinal match and got the South Americans into the semifinals and a fourth-place finish. More recently, he was banned for 10 English Premier League matches in April for biting Chelsea defender Branisalv Ivanovic on the arm. Chris Godwin Jersey. He missed the last four Premier League games -- he still finished with 23 goals -- and will miss the first six next season. This was not the first biting incident. While playing in the Netherlands in 2010, he served a seven-match suspension for biting another player, earning him various nicknames, including the "Cannibal of Ajax." A year later at Liverpool, he served an eight-match ban for racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra, who is black. He subsequently refused to shake hands with Evra prior to a match, again raising the charge of racism. And -- and this seems minor in comparison -- he has a reputation as a diver. Despite it all, Suarez has his defenders. Sebastian Bauza, president of the Uruguay Football Association, has singled out Suarez as the countrys key player. "We need for Suarez, as soon as possible ... to be the player he was in the (2011) Copa America and the World Cup in South Africa," Bauza said. "We have tough games coming up and we need Suarez at 100 per cent." Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez has tried to take off the pressure, saying the Group B game with Spain is less important than the second match against Nigeria. Uruguay finishes with Tahiti. Spain defeated Uruguay 3-1 in a friendly in February in Doha, Qatar. "The key game is the second," Tabarez said. "Winning it will be a giant step to put us among the final four. This is not to downgrade Tahiti, but in reality this is a team with less experience." Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '