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Cowboys Thursday Injury Report: Tony Romo Practices, Expected To Start Sunday

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The big news from today's practice is all bout Tony Romo.

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

For the first time since Tony Romo was injured in the game against Washington, he took part in a Dallas Cowboys practice. The team practiced over in London and while he was reported to be a little stiff in his movements, he did practice. The Dallas Morning News description:

Romo was throwing passes in individual drills early in practice, though backup quarterback Brandon Weeden was taking more repetitions. Romo still wasn’t moving as fluidly as he normal would in a practice.

Jerry Jones expects that Romo will start on Sunday, and play five more years and eventually be an offensive coordinator in the NFL. But we'll stick with the more immediate.

"I’m anticipating him playing,’’ Jones said. "I have no reason to think that he won’t.

"Anytime he can play, we want him to play. We’re a better team, to be trite, with him playing. There’s no such thing as holding him out and foregoing the potential chance that we win.’’

So, for now, it looks like Tony Romo is starting.

As for the rest of the injured, the news is not as good.

Three starters on defense were still out Thursday: middle linebacker Rolando McClain and defensive tackles Nick Hayden and Tyrone Crawford. McClain and Crawford have sprained medial collateral ligaments in their right knees, and Hayden has a shoulder injury. All three were injured Sunday against Arizona. McClain and Hayden weren’t in uniform but at practice Thursday. Crawford wasn’t at practice and stayed back at the team hotel to receive treatment.

Both Doug Free and Ron Leary practiced for the second straight day.