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SEATTLE -- Three plays were all it took for Dallas to get yet another injury scare surrounding Tony Romo.The quarterback lasted just 90 seconds into the Cowboys 27-17 preseason loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday night before leaving with what appeared at first to be a potentially significant injury, but ended up being minor.Romo was tackled from behind by Seattles Cliff Avril on the third play from scrimmage as Romo scrambled from the pocket.He immediately grabbed at his back, crumpled on the field while trainers sprinted from the Dallas sideline and images of Romos injury problems from last year immediately flashed to mind.Turned out it was all just a scare. Romo walked off the field without assistance, threw passes on the sideline and lobbied for a return to the game. Dallas coach Jason Garrett opted to play it safe and Romo donned a baseball hat as a spectator the rest of the night.That was a perfect timed situation. I was going into the slide and he obviously caught me from behind, Romo said.In a weird way I feel good about the fact that was probably as tough of a hit I took on the back as Ive had in the last five years. In that regard I feel very lucky that it could hold up and keep going.Cowboys owner Jerry Jones immediately felt the anxiety, but said there should be no issue with Romo being ready for Week 1. Romo said his back felt fine other than typical soreness.I just think everyone had a scare, Jones said. And he was not hurt. He said he wasnt hurt. He wanted to go back in. He could have gone back in and played but I praise Jason. It was his decision.Avril said he checked with some Dallas players to make sure Romo was OK.I thought he was going to try to throw it so I tried to swipe down and get his arm but I guess the force just, whatever, messed his back up. ... Im never in the business of trying to hurt anybody, Avril said.What Romo saw from the sideline was an impressive initial flash from rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott and a solid performance by backup QB Dak Prescott against one of the top defenses in the NFL.Elliott rushed for 48 yards on seven carries, including a 13-yard run where he knocked Seattle safety Kam Chancellor backward.Prescott was solid playing against most of Seattles starting defense, finishing 17 of 23 for 116 yards, including a 17-yard TD pass that Jason Witten snatched away from K.J. Wright.I think I adjusted really well, Elliott said. It makes my job easier when I play behind that great offensive line. I can only think of one run where someone tackled me that wasnt on the second level.Russell Wilson and Seattles No. 1 offense played into the second half, scoring on four of its final five possessions including a pair of TD tosses by Wilson.He found Paul Richardson on a perfectly placed 9-yard crossing route in the second quarter, then improvised, spun, scrambled and hit Tyler Lockett on a 9-yard strike midway through the third quarter on his final play.Wilson finished 16 of 21 for 192 yards, while Christine Michael averaged 8.3 yards per carry as Seattle got its running game going in the second half.Christine looked great tonight, I really thought he looked like a beautiful runner out there, hitting it and making really decisive cuts and stuff that got him in the secondary, Seattle coach Pete Carroll said. Theres no reason to think otherwise, hes going to be like that for us.ROOKIE WATCHCowboys: Prescott is 39 of 50 for 454 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions in his three preseason games. I was ready to go at any point, Prescott said.Seahawks: Third-round pick C.J. Prosise got his first action of the preseason after being slowed by a hamstring injury. Prosise rushed for 23 yards on four carries and has been viewed as Seattles best third-down option.CLOSER TO RETURNINGSeahawks TE Jimmy Graham did not play, but went through a full pregame workout and team warmups as he continues his recovery from a major knee injury.INJURY REPORTSeahawks: WR/TE Tanner McEvoy suffered a minor groin injury in the second half. ... CB Marcus Burley missed the game due to a groin injury.QUOTABLEIt felt great to finally get out there in a full speed game against somebody thats not our own team. It was great to get behind that offensive line, get that game feel, get my first real reps as a pro football player, Elliott said.---AP NFL website: and AP NFL Twitter feed: Mark Teixeira Jersey . It might not have mattered. While the Dodgers are preparing for the playoffs, the Padres showed their future has promise behind two rookies. Shawn Kelley Jersey .C. -- Calgarys Kevin Koe did it the hard way again. .com) - The Chicago Blackhawks aim for their third three-game winning streak of the season when they host the struggling Edmonton Oilers in Sundays battle at the United Center. Brett Gardner Jersey . They were putting most of their energy into a record-setting offensive display. Yogi Berra Jersey . 10 VCU 85-67 on Thursday night at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. The Seminoles (4-0) have scored at least 80 points in each of their games. It should come as no surprise that Mark Nicholas considers cricket to be a beautiful game. It had stolen his heart by the age of nine and has been his sweetheart ever since. Beauty is the beholders business, of course, but Nicko, the roving romantic who went from captaining Hampshire to helming TV coverage in both hemispheres, puts his perspective across pretty convincingly. Never mind goalposts, jumpers are for keeping you warm in the slips.For those who know Nicholas chiefly through his work as a commentator and presenter, such ardour has long been obvious. Cover drives are dreamy, unplayable deliveries crackerjack. Plenty of cricket fans - particularly those immersed in Channel 4s innovative coverage of England in the early 2000s - will have a favourite Nicholas moment (and theres a good chance it came during the 2005 Ashes): his description of Steve Harmisons slower ball to Michael Clarke at Edgbaston remains gloriously overblown, while other moments of appreciation verged on the pornographic. Nicholas sprayed his enthusiasm around like a Formula One driver with a fresh magnum.This approach, he notes in his autobiography-cum-memoir A Beautiful Game, meant he came in for some stick - hyperbole and exclamations being the main grumble. But the Nicko-isms (should that be Nicko-gasms?) were principally what made him one of the stars of the show once the rights to broadcast England Test matches switched from the BBC - staid old Aunty - in 1999. As Nicholas writes, Channel 4 was where the flame burned brightest for me, though he surprised many by subsequently carving out a niche as the polished Pom host of Channel Nines coverage in Australia.The great strength of his style is that it is so genuine. The books subtitle is My love affair with cricket and Nicholas bubbles over with anecdotes, lore and affection for the game. His 18-year career with Hampshire is also described as a love affair. The Channel 4 years were an equally passionate tryst: It was a love affair with cricket and we stopped at nothing to make the lover special and everyone else appreciate her.The first notch on his bedpost came nearly 40 years ago, when scoring a hundred in Dover for Hampshire 2nd XI - which was orgasmic. Nicholas rose quickly to prominence at Hampshire, becoming captain at 23, though he never quite made the grade for England. He was selected to lead an A tour to Zimbabwe (contracting a potentially fatal strain of malaria while away) and nearly capped via the TCCBs captaincy roulette in 1988, Mickey Stewart informing him during a county match in Guildford that he had lost a three-two vote against Chris Cowdrey.As a batsman Nicholas was good enough to score 36 first-class hundreds, but leadership was his metier. Elvis, the ovverweight public schoolboy who briefly worked as an analyst in the city during the off season, became Jardine, the bold captain who would lead Hampshire to four one-day trophies in six years.ddddddddddddAlong the way, he drank deeply of crickets heady brew: seeking batting tips from Barry Richards and Garry Sobers; being transfixed by Kerry Packers World Series Cricket in Australia (cricket porn); and chatting with Don Bradman and Bill OReilly in the back of the press box.In between sections on playing the game and covering it, Nicholas just loves talking shop too. Whatever your view on his ability or his insight, he has a great store of knowledge about the game, and a range of experience that includes having faced Jeff Thomson, met Packer (one of the books best anecdotes) and called Richie Benaud a colleague for many years. He writes touchingly of Maco, his great Hampshire team-mate Malcolm Marshall, and the Smith brothers, Chris and Robin, as well as sadly departed commentary box companions such as Benaud and Tony Greig. In one of the final chapters, he even heads off into the future to imagine an intercontinental championship for Test cricket (played over four days), a 30-over World Cup and the rise of Max10, an even shorter shortest format. As readers of his work on these pages will know, MCJ Nicholas can rarely be accused of being dull. Peter OToole, Tiger Woods and Mick Jagger crop up either side of tales about facing the deadly combination of Derek Underwood and Alan Knott on a wet pitch; there are references to Ziggy Stardust, Alistair Cooke (no, not the England captain) and Bruce Springsteen. Nicholas is not afraid to confront criticism, either, raising the subject of an excoriating 2015 article by Geoff Lemon on the sliding standards at Channel Nine. He concedes that Lemon had a point and hopes that changes made to the coverage in Australia reflect a sincere desire to get back on track.No one does it better is a quote on the cover of A Beautiful Game, from Geoffrey Boycott. Few would argue with Sir Geoff. With the passing of a host of iconic broadcasting voices in recent years, it is tempting to suggest that Nicholas is now one of the keepers of the flame. He continues to spread the gospel, over the airwaves and through his work with the Chance to Shine charity in the UK. There is a sense that he wanted to write less about himself and more about cricket, though it is all the more readable for the personality bursting through. Besides, the two seem to go pretty well together: call it a beautiful friendship.A Beautiful Game By Mark Nicholas Allen & Unwin 420 pages, £20 Discount NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys From China Cheap Jerseys Store China Jerseys Wholesale Stitched Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2019 Wholesale NFL Jerseys ' ' '

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