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Tony Romo misses practice with illness; Claiborne, Lawrence return

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) missed Thursday’s practice with an illness.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) missed Thursday’s practice with an illness. mfaulkner@star-telegram.com

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo missed Thursday’s practice because of illness. Jason Garrett said Romo was sent home with “flu-like symptoms.”

Cornerback Morris Claiborne and offensive guard La’el Collins rejoined their teammates. Claiborne missed the past nine games with a groin injury, while Collins missed 13 games with a right big toe injury.

Claiborne expected to participate only in individual work but also got work in some of the team portion of practice.

“It was real good,” Claiborne said. “I went out just thinking I was going to do individuals, but I ended up working into some team periods. It was a good stepping stone today and it felt great.

The Cowboys started the 21-day clock on Collins after which league rules require them to decide whether to recall him from injured reserve. He did some individual work Thursday.

“I got out there and got a chance to put the pads on and hit somebody,” Collins said. “It felt good.”

Defensive ends Tyrone Crawford (shoulder/hamstring) and DeMarcus Lawrence (back) and defensive tackle Cedric Thornton (ankle) practiced. Offensive tackle Tyron Smith (knee) and defensive tackle Terrell McClain (ankle) worked on the side with the athletic training staff.

Linebacker Justin Durant (elbow) was dressed but watched from the sideline.

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