SEATTLE -- Three plays were all it took for Dallas to get yet another injury scare surrounding Tony Romo.
Romo was tackled from behind by Seattle's 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 Romo's 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 I've 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 wasn't hurt. He wanted to go back in. He could have gone back in and played but I praise Jason. It was his decision."
Elliott rushed for 48 yards on seven carries, including a 13-yard run where he knocked Seattle safety Kam Chancellor backward.
"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 wasn't on the second level."
Russell Wilson and Seattle's No. 1 offense played into the second half, scoring on four of its final five possessions including a pair of TD tosses by Wilson.
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.
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