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Cowboys left hoping Tony Romo's body as willing as his mind

Tony Romo aims to play in 2016 after fracturing his back, but one has to wonder if he can be effective after suffering yet another major injury.

Hoge suggests Romo should retire (1:28)
Goff knows he has a lot of work to do (0:53)
Green-Beckham leaps for TD catch (0:16)
LeGarrette Blount hurdles like he's in Rio (0:25)
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Predicting breakout rookies for all 32 teams

In Sterling Shepard, the Giants believe they picked up a wingman for Odell Beckham Jr. Which other rookies could star in 2016? NFL Nation picks the rookie each team will rely on the most.


Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Cam Heyward said his high ankle sprain is between Grades 1 and 2. "I take pride in not missing games. It's Week 1. I'm going to be there."

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

The Colts have started trimming their roster. Here's the list of players who were released Sunday: Receiver Justin Berger Safety Alden Darby Guard Eric Herman Defensive lineman Ricky Lumpkin Tight end Mike Miller Running back Chase Price Cornerback Winston Rose Defensive lineman Delvon Simmons Receiver Josh Stangby Linebacker Junior Sylvestre

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Kevin Keatts & UNC Wilmington get commitment from athletic big man Evan Cole (South Forsyth, Ga) source told ESPN. Nice pickup for Seahawks.

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

The Vikings won't dress left tackle Matt Kalil, cornerback Xavier Rhodes, safety Anthony Harris, tight end Rhett Ellison or defensive tackle Scott Crichton for Sunday's game against the Chargers. Running back Adrian Peterson also said Thursday he won't play in the preseason.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Tony Romo will wear a back brace during his recovery time from the compression fracture in his vertebra he suffered against Seattle. Garrett continues to decline to give any time frame on Romo's possible return.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

In his first game action of his first preseason, outside linebacker Kevin Dodd played 26 snaps and was credited by game statisticians with one tackle.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

In trimming roster to 75 players by Tuesday, the Ravens are expected to place TE Benjamin Watson (Achilles) and DE Bronson Kaufusi (ankle) on injured reserve and injury-waive S Matt Elam (knee). That would mean 12 more moves for Baltimore to make.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets QB snap counts from last night: Ryan Fitzpatrick 29, Christian Hackenberg 23, Bryce Petty 17, Geno Smith 11. Leaders among skill positions: Robby Anderson 68, Charone Peake 49, Zach Sudfeld 40. Matt Forte played 20 snaps in his debut. Rookie CB Juston Burris (42) led defensive players. Todd Bowles said he wanted to see Burris against top competition. TE Jace Amaro was dressed, but he didn't get into the game. He missed practice time with a groin injury.

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Game day at U.S. Bank Stadium: