Cowboys fans feeling strangely conflicted over Romo injury

Tony Romo got hurt and the world didn't end.

Dallas Cowboys fans aren't used to feeling that way when their QB goes down. But that happened Thursday night, and the reaction on Twitter wasn't as "sky is falling" as usual.

Naturally, there was disbelief and angst:

More from FoxSports

Dallas can't win without Romo. Doesn't matter what your reasoning otherwise might be. You are wrong.

— Ty-Phi (@ProtoTyler) August 26, 2016

@Lanes3rdNipple believing in Romo is like having hope for the middle east. There's no real substance just hope

— Gmoney♔ (@GarrettDay100) August 26, 2016

Romo was still grimacing on the sideline bruh I can't deal

— Shoe Hefner (@CodyWody925) August 26, 2016

I think any kind of injury is serious to Romo at this point. He can't stay on the field.

— FC (@netsjetsrangers) August 26, 2016

I turn in my tv & the first thing I see is #romo on the ground... That poor guy Can't catch a break 😑

— francia (@ffuent2517) August 26, 2016

Not even out the preseason yet and Romo gets hurt already probably more of a fluke thing but bad sign early hope its not serious

— Raymond Thom Jr. (@raythomjr) August 26, 2016

Hate seeing Romo like this... Guy seems so fragile these days #CowboysNation

— Daniel Parlegreco (@DTPDraftScout) August 26, 2016

When will Romo just learn to throw the ball away when he doesn't have something in the pocket? He's way too fragile to be running the ball.

— TH (@_TNNR) August 26, 2016

In my opinion you arent a loyal fan if you are trying to replace Romo with Dak knowing he is our starting qb period the end !

— Tasha (@_iamtasha_) August 26, 2016

Not to mention cynicism:

Tony Romo in the locker room after getting injured:

"My body different"

"I'm breathing different"

— BLACK ADAM SCHEFTER (@B1ackSchefter) August 26, 2016

Well, at least Romo can't throw INTs from the sideline.

— joe reed (@roejeed) August 26, 2016

So Romo's out and its the first game.

— Damocles74 (@Damocles_74) August 26, 2016

Romo gets hurt during his third play tonight?
Just retire already. We don't need you anymore.

— Stephenie (@Stephhh714) August 26, 2016

But there were plenty of fans who felt relieved to have Dak Prescott checking into the game:

August 25th. Pre-season. And Romo's already hurt. Lol. #DakTime

— Mitch McKee (@Mitch_McKee_) August 26, 2016

Season ain't even started and Romo is done🙄#Prescotttime

— Dillon Koenning (@DKoenning3) August 26, 2016

Romo gets hurt & nobody cares because Dak Prescott is playing better than he ever did anyway ... cowboy fans like

— Special Cloth Talk (@S_C_Talk) August 26, 2016

Romo got hurt, like i said, prescott will replace romo this season, and probably win the job. Just sooner than i thought😅

— billz (@billzmain) August 26, 2016

How come I'm never scared of injury with Dak but terrified with Romo. Same O line. What gives? Sending good vibes and prayers to Romo's body

— Parisa Michelle (@ParisaMichelle) August 26, 2016

Already ruptured an ovary!!! Bring on Dak Prescott!!!

— shane munn (@munndo) August 26, 2016

When Romo went down......

— Brent Lowe (@DJB_Lowe) August 26, 2016

Romo need to retire! he don't love his team, he just there to be there.There is no way a QB can love his team & play like that. #Prescott !

— Melanin Queen (@iamoni_) August 26, 2016

When you knew Romo was injury prone so you knew Dak would play

— Ashley Carter (@AshleyLaShon) August 26, 2016

#DakPrescott was a gift from the football gods now that Romo's career has come to an end. There's hope, and then some, in Dallas still

— (((G. P. Blessing))) (@ClintoniteInMex) August 26, 2016

Is @15_DakP gonna pull a Tom Brady and lead us to the Super Bowl when Romo goes down this year? #halfkidding

— Daniel Lynch (@DanielLynch25) August 26, 2016

romo getting hurt was prolly for the best so dak could get some pt

— Colton (@_coltongordon) August 26, 2016

BRUH Dan Prescott. Is about to take Romo job before the season over with watch 🤔 @espn @nflnetwork

— Musicboi (@Singerboy8) August 26, 2016

I hope they cut romo for Prescott 😭😭😭😭🙌🏾

— Lame Johnson(0-16) (@Jay_Tw1st) August 26, 2016

So dak starting week one? Aight Romo

— Caleb Mcmillan (@c_mcmillan7) August 26, 2016

Kinda glad romo got hurt cuz Prescott gon do his thang

— REECE#️⃣1️⃣ (@ReeceDaReal) August 26, 2016

Romo...not surprised lol...I would rather watch Dak anyway

— Josh Smith (@OVOSmith) August 26, 2016