It took only two plays for Dallas Cowboys fans to mutter "here we go again." Starting quarterback Tony Romo crumbled to the ground after getting hit by Seattle's Cliff Avril and jammed his back into the field turf. As Romo struggled to get up, the Cowboys were once again thinking about the fragility of their franchise player's surgically repaired back. Although Romo sat out the rest of the game, he lobbied the Dallas coaching staff to return. The team lost the game 27-17 and afterwards, Romo's injury was not the only major story.

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The Cowboys first round draft pick, Ezekiel Elliott played the first quarter and ran for 48 yards on seven carries. About three hours before kickoff, TMZ ran a story with video allegedly showing Elliott visiting a legal marijuana store in Seattle. When Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was informed of the story, he expressed major concern with his player's decision making. "But it's not good," Jones told after the game. "It's just not good. It's just not good."