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Cowboys QB Tony Romo returns to practice ... kind of

Tony Romo returned to the practice field on Wednesday and was throwing the football in drills.
Tony Romo returned to the practice field on Wednesday and was throwing the football in drills. Star-Telegram

Tony Romo wasn’t wearing his familiar No. 9 jersey, but for the first time since his injury, the Cowboys veteran quarterback took part in practice.

Romo threw to former Cowboys receiver Miles Austin on the side before joining the team for work with the quarterbacks. He did pat-and-go and other individual drills, including throwing on the run.

Romo won’t play Sunday night against Philadelphia, with rookie Dak Prescott remaining the starter. The Cowboys have gone 5-1 without Romo.

“We’ll just take it day by day,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said of Romo before practice. “He’s had some good days of rehab though lately.”

Romo injured his back in the Aug. 25 exhibition game against the Seahawks. The compression fracture has fully healed, and Wednesday marked the next step in his rehab.

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