The Dallas Cowboys gathered in London to hold a light practice on Friday, basically nothing more than a walk-through. In that practice, Tony Romo once again participated, setting the stage for his return to the field on Sunday.
Though Romo won’t be pushed Friday, he did take all the offensive on-air work early in practice Friday and made all of the throws. Brandon Weeden wasn’t doing any of that. So all signs still point to Romo starting Sunday.
After yesterday's more rigorous practice, coach Jason Garrett felt Romo did well.
"He looked pretty comfortable to me," Garrett said. "Clearly he’s coming back of of this thing. He wants to get the blood going through his body and getting his movement back both in the pocket and also throwing the football. I feel like he had a pretty good day [Thursday]."
So unless something major happens between now and the game, it's a fairly safe bet that Tony Romo will be back under center when the Cowboys take on the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Unfortunately, some of his teammates likely won't be joining him.
Tyrone Crawford, as expected, did not participate in practice and the Cowboys don't expect him to play. Rolando McClain has been more involved in the preparation for the game but hasn't been practicing. The Cowboys are holding out hope that he might play but all the signs point to him being absent on Sunday. The starting linebackers are likely to be Anthony Hitchens in the middle, Bruce Carter on the weak-side and Kyle Wilber on the strong-side.
Nick Hayden returned to practice Friday, he is likely to play. Look for Davon Coleman to be active and work at the 3-tech in Tyrone Coleman's spot. The Dallas Morning News reported that Rod Marinelli wants to keep Henry Melton fresh by playing limited snaps, meaning Coleman would get the start.
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