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Cowboys Tony Romo Doesn't Practice On Wednesday, Dez Bryant & Anthony Hitchens Return

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboys are preparing for their Week 1 battle with the New York Giants, practicing today specifically for that game. With Tony Romo's back feeling as good as it has in quite a while, there was a question of whether he would practice every day of the week, or would he still follow last year's schedule of taking Wednesday off. We have that answer, at least for the first week. Romo will not participate in today's practice. Coach Jason Garrett said:

"For this week we will do the schedule we did for most of last year, which was he didn't practice on Wednesday and we'll get back in the mode on Thursday,'' head coach Jason Garrett said. "We're going to stick with that plan for this week and see how it goes. What we've talked about with him in the past is the idea of (practicing) three days in a row.''

The schedule worked out ideally last year with Romo having a stellar season.

Guys that are practicing include two key pieces of the puzzle, Dez Bryant and Anthony Hitchens. Bryant was slowed with a hamstring problem in camp, but the Cowboys were keeping him out more for precaution than anything. With Rolando McClain out for his suspension, Hitchens will be asked to take over so it's a very positive sign that he's backfrom a sprained foot.

Others practicing that were previously injured include Devin Street, James Hanna and Brandon Weeden.