Tony Romo was back in practice for the first time since training camp. Romo did not take any 11-on-11 snaps but was involved in some scout-team action as he continues his return from a compression fracture in his back suffered on Aug. 25. At the time of the diagnosis, Romo was given a recovery time of six to 10 weeks. Thursday marks nine weeks. Romo’s target date is week 9 against the Browns, but there is speculation that he will sit out that game as well to get to completely 100%.
“He’s making really good progress,” Linehan said. “I think he’s feeling better. He’s able to throw on the run and do some things like that, so it shows he’s getting closer. I don’t know how far that is. There’s no timeline or any of that stuff, but we’re just really happy to see him back out there, see that No. 9 jersey back on the field.”
10/27 UPDATE Tony Romo is back at practice again Thursday. Much like yesterday (Wednesday), Romo participated in the individual drills and exercises that precede every Cowboys practice, but he did so with his helmet and shells, offering media members a chance to see him in uniform for the first time since Aug. 25.