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Tony Romo is ‘making progress’ from broken collarbone

Tony Romo could return to practice as early as Nov. 2.
Tony Romo could return to practice as early as Nov. 2. Special to the Star-Telegram

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo isn’t throwing yet, but he is making progress after breaking his left collarbone in Week 2 against Philadelphia.

Coach Jason Garrett provided an update on Romo on Wednesday.

“Making progress,” Garrett said. “Obviously he can’t do anything on the practice field. He’s four games away from doing it, but I think he’s made progress. He’s moving around better. I think there is some things that are uncomfortable for him, but I think as you look at how he’s healed, everything has been positive up to this point.”

Romo, who was placed on injured reserve/ designated to return, is eligible to return to practice after the Nov. 1 game against the Seattle Seahawks, and could return to game action Nov. 22 against the Miami Dolphins — at the earliest.

The Cowboys have endured a three-game losing streak without Romo. The offense was stagnant for the most part behind Brandon Weeden, prompting the Cowboys to turn to veteran Matt Cassel going forward.

Cassel is penciled in to start the four games until Romo is able to return. But it remains unclear if the Cowboys would bring Romo back for that Nov. 22 game, considering the Thanksgiving game against Carolina is four days later.

Much will likely depend on how Romo is feeling and where the Cowboys stand in the division. At 2-3 after their bye week, the Cowboys are a half-game behind the Eagles (3-3) and Giants (3-3) for the division lead.

For now, though, Romo appears to be on the right track in his rehab.

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