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Cowboys QB Tony Romo draws strong reviews in return to practice

19 August 2016: Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (#9) during the NFL preseason game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Miami Dolphins at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Matthew Visinsky/Icon Sportswire)
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Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo returned to practice Thursday and participated in team drills for the first time since suffering a preseason injury in Seattle on August 27. He also participated in individual and 7-on-7 work as his general workload continues to increase.

Dez Bryant, the team’s Pro Bowl wide receiver, was full of praise for the 36-year old quarterback, according to the Dallas Morning News. “He was good,” Bryant said. “[His passes] looked like a little missile. He was drilling it. He’s looking damn good.”

Bryant went on to comment on Romo’s work to rehab and return to the field. “I’m pretty sure he’s just trying to ease himself in, get his mind right and all that stuff,” he said. “He’s been working. I’ll give him that. He lost some weight. I thought I saw a couple of abs on him.”

It remains unclear when or if Romo will return to his former role as the team’s starter. In his absence, the Cowboys have gone 6-1 and sit in first place in the NFC East with rookie quarterback Dak Prescott under center. The rookie has completed 65.2 percent of his passes for 1773 yard and nine touchdowns while only throwing two interceptions. It remains to be seen how willing the Cowboys and owner Jerry Jones will be to mess with a system that has worked well to this point.

Jones has already said the Prescott will start Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, but it is possible that Romo will be healthy enough to return on November 13th against the Steelers.

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