By Michael Donovan

Dallas Cowboys fans held their breath soon after the start of last night’s 27-17 loss to the Seahawks.

Quarterback Tony Romo left the exhibition after taking an awkward hit from Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril on the game’s third play that left the Cowboys star clutching his back.

But both he and Cowboys coach Jason Garrett were confident that there were no serious effects from the hit.

“I feel fine,” Romo told reporters after the game. “Obviously it was a jolt to the back, and it was kind of a perfect storm for a perfect hit. But I’m fine. … I could have come back in, but it was (Garrett’s) decision.”