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The VRR: MRI Negative on Tony Romo's Ankle

Good news, indeed! Clarence Hill at the Star-T reports that quarterback Tony Romo's tweaked ankle is just that--tweaked.

Romo was injured in the third quarter of Sunday’s 34-21 season-opening victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He continued to play in the game, throwing for a career-high 353 yards and three touchdowns. Romo’s ankle was wrapped in ice after the game. He said he was going to be fine in post-game interviews. The Cowboys re-evaluated the injury today and decided to do an MRI. The negative result confirmed Romo’s initial prognosis.

Why wasn't running back Felix Jones more involved, you ask? Apparently, he was slowed down by a thigh bruise.

Jones wasn't 100 percent for most of Sunday's win in Tampa Bay. He suffered a thigh bruise during the first half. Jones had only two carries for zero yards in the second half and was replaced by Miles Austin on a kickoff return.

More VRR after the jump.

The Cowboys injury report lists OLB DeMarcus Ware as having sustained a head injury, while S Gerald Sensabaugh suffered bruised ribs. Mike Jenkins also fell victim to leg cramping and took a shot to the midsection in Sunday's game against the Bucs. Expect these guys back for the Sunday night game against the Giants.

As for the Giants, two of their offensive players will most likely be out this week when New York travels to Cowboys Stadium for Sunday Night Football. First-round WR Hakeem Nicks and backup RB Danny Ware both suffered injuries that may sideline them for a few weeks.

Nicks sprained his left foot in the fourth quarter of the Giants' 23-17 win over the Washington Redskins. He spent the final minutes of the game sitting on the sidelines with crutches at his side. The receiver caught two passes for 18 yards. Ware, the third back behind Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw, dislocated his left elbow returning the opening kickoff. He stood on the sidelines in the second half with his arm in a sling.

TE Jason Witten passed a career milestone on Sunday.

With 71 receiving yards Sunday, tight end Jason Witten became the sixth player in Cowboys history to reach 5,000 career receiving yards (5,006).

Even after being fined $100,000 for his comments regarding NFL revenue sharing, Jerry Jones is not apologetic.

"If my comments in Minnesota were viewed as being over the line, then so be it," he said. "The comments were made in an effort to assist a fellow NFL owner and his team's pursuit of bringing a new stadium to the fans of the Twin Cities. Having just completed the process of stadium construction, and knowing how much it means to an NFL market, this is something that I would do for any of my ownership partners. It just goes to show how intertwined labor issues are with the construction of new stadiums -- from a positive perspective."

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