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Sunday, October 25, 2009
Cowboys dinged up, trail after first quarter

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Cowboys allowed the longest opening drive of the season, 16 plays and 80 yards in 8:34, as the Falcons took a 7-0 lead.

The Cowboys suffered two injuries. They lost return man Allen Rossum to a strained hamstring on his first return since the team signed him last week. Also, quarterback Tony Romo suffered a neck injury of some sort when he got popped as he was falling to the turf. Romo was examined by a team of doctors and trainers on the sidelines.

Romo stayed in the game and threw a 6-yard pass to Jason Witten to start the second quarter.

Wide receiver Roy Williams didn't start. He entered on the second offensive play of the game and dropped the first pass thrown to him. Williams was probable for the game with three bruised ribs, but he looked OK.