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Cowboys Injury & Practice Report: Tony Romo Absent, Rolando McClain Sits With Groin Injury, Anthony Spencer Suits Up

Not exactly the best news for the Cowboy as they prepare for the St. Louis Rams.

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The Dallas Cowboys appeared to come out of the Tennessee game relatively healthy. It might not be the case that things are that rosy as several key members of the team were not in uniform for the early portion of today's practice. The Dallas Morning News reports that Tony Romo was not practicing today, intimating that this is more about maintenance of his back. Guess we might as well get used to this kind of happening throughout the season; as of now there are no indications this is anything more than routine.

Also missing is Rolando McClain who injured his groin. This could be a tricky situation for Dallas if it is at all serious. McClain has been the Cowboys best defender early on and has really settled down the linebacker corps by ably taking over for Sean Lee. With Justin Durant already out, losing McClain would have a domino effect. We'll wait and see what the reports are before entertaining the thought that he might not play Sunday.

Dez Byrant is resting his sore shoulder and not practicing, but the smart money would be on him playing. Also missing practice: Durant, Davon Coleman and Joseph Randle. Coleman has a strained calf and Randle had a concussion.

The Cowboys did welcome two players back to practice. One was Orlando Scandrickwho had his suspension overturned this morning. Also, for the first time in forever, defensive end Anthony Spencer is dressed and participating in some of the practice drills. He's still not ready to play, but this is a big first step for him, actually participating in drills.

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