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Cowboys QB Tony Romo does not practice Friday, out for Sunday

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, watching Dak Prescott earlier this week, has returned to practice and could up his schedule next week.
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, watching Dak Prescott earlier this week, has returned to practice and could up his schedule next week. AP

Tony Romo did not practice Friday after throwing for three consecutive games. On Thursday, the Cowboys quarterback officially practiced for the first time since injuring his back Aug. 25.

He also threw Tuesday, the players’ day off, and Wednesday.

“He had a good day [Thursday],” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. “He did more. He threw the individual stuff. He also threw the scout team 7-on-7, so that was positive for him. He also did rehab away from the team with our strength and conditioning guys and our trainers. So he’ll continue to work on that to get his conditioning right. Again, I thought it was a good step.”

The Cowboys ruled out Romo for Sunday. It seems logical that Romo would do more next week, but Garrett said the Cowboys would take it “day by day” depending on how Romo feels each day.

“We’ll see how he feels and see what he’s able to do,” Garrett said.

The Cowboys have set no date for Romo’s return to game action. Romo injured his back in a preseason game against the Seahawks. The diagnosis for his return from the compression fracture was six to 10 weeks, and he hits the nine-week mark Thursday.

Defensive end Ryan Davis (hamstring) is the only other player ruled out for Sunday. Cornerback Morris Claiborne (concussion), receiver Dez Bryant (knee), running back Lance Dunbar (knee), tackle Chaz Green (foot), defensive end David Irving (ankle), defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence (back/shoulder), cornerback Orlando Scandrick (hamstring/hamstring), tackle Tyron Smith (back), linebacker Kyle Wilber (neck) and tight end Jason Witten (chest) are listed as questionable. Most, though, are expected to play, including Witten, Claiborne, Bryant, Smith and Scandrick.

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