Thursday's practice for the Dallas Cowboys has a few notable absences, and one notable addition.
The news for Tony Romo is about what was expected. I don't think the Cowboys have any intention of working Romo hard this week even if he does play. So it was no surprise to find that he attended practice, but didn't really practice. From the Mothership:
[Romo's] in uniform and he’s standing pretty close to where he normally would be, both in drills and while stretching. But it’s clear Romo’s participation on Thursday will be next to none.
This doesn't tell us anything more than what we knew, he's going to try and play, but he needs time to heal.
The other big absence from today's practice was Dez Bryant. With Miles Austin basically all but officially ruled out, Bryant will have to carry the rest of the wide receivers on Monday night. We'll see how he progresses.
Good news was the addition of Terence Newman at practice. He should see the field for the first time this year unless there is a setback. The Cowboys telegraphed this move when they released Bryan McCann.
Also missing practice was Felix Jones, his status is in doubt with the separated shoulder, and Phil Costa also missed practice, along with another offensive lineman, Derrick Dockery.