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Tony Romo stays at hotel for treatment during practice Wednesday

Quarterback Tony Romo participated in the morning walk-through but stayed back at the hotel when the Cowboys practiced at a local rugby stadium.

Coach Jason Garrett said it was simply in adherence to Romo’s normal routine of taking Wednesday off rather than a setback with the two fractured transverse processes in his back that kept him out of last Sunday’s game against the Cardinals.

Garrett is hopeful Romo does something in practice Thursday in anticipation of playing in Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium.

Garrett said he was encouraged that Romo was able to participate in the work-through for the second straight day.

“Is it more worthwhile for them to stay over there and get treatment or come over here and watch practice and stand up for a couple of hours?” Garrett asked rhetorically. “It makes sense to stay back there and get some treatment. We got all the mental work this morning. We got the walk through this morning. So hopefully he will be ready to go and do something tomorrow.”

Garrett would like Romo to be able to practice and be able to function Thursday before declaring him fit to play Sunday, especially considering he hasn’t practiced at all since injury his back against the Redskins on Oct. 27.

It remains a day-to-day situation and could come down to a game-day decision on Sunday.

“It’s the same thing we want from all of our players,” Garrett said. “We want to see them practice. we want to see them function and execute and obviously we want players to practice three days prior to the game but sometimes that’s not the case. So you deal with the situation as it is and try to get them as ready as you can as the week goes on. Hopefully tony will be able to move around tomorrow and get some work in and build from that.”

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