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The latest Dallas Cowboy drama is that the Dallas Cowboys have once

again lost their veteran quarterback Tony Romo for 6-8 weeks with a

back injury.

In an unfortunately injury, Tony Romo was injured during the first

quarter of the preseason Thursday night football game against the

Seattle Seahawks.

There were two people involved in that play, Tony and the Seahawks

Defensive end Cliff Avril.

DE Avril went for the sack and without realizing that Tony Romo was

going for the baseball slide at the same time and then the next thing

you know the injury happened.

Now you fast forward to Sunday and Avril is telling Tacoma News

Tribune that he’s receiving some backlash on social media and being

accused of intentionally hurting Dallas’ quarterback.

Since the Thursday game, Avril has been “inundated” on social media

with messages from would be Cowboy fans expressing their anger about

the play that resulted in Romo’s current injury.

Avril says, “It’s kind of interesting to see how you just think yo are

making a play on the football filed, and so many people think a

certain way about it. But it is what it is. I don’t really care. I’m

reaching out to Romo, so it is what it is.”

The unhappy Cowboy fans are “screaming” dirty play with “intent to

injure” Romo and as Avril said, “I didn’t even see him until after I

celebrated and I saw him still on the ground. That’s when I knew

something happened to him. But after he got up, walked to the

sidelines, I tapped him on his leg and whatever, talked to him for a

seance. But I didn’t now it was that serious.”

“I’m definitely surprised,” Avril said. “The Cowboy fans have been

sending a lot of hate mail – well, not ‘hate mail’- but a lot of crazy

tweets. But I don’t pay too much attention to it.”

Romo’s diagnosis is a fractured vertebrae in his back and once again,

Romo will be missing the majority of the season.