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Cowboys' Romo takes part in throwing drills

FRISCO, Texas — Tony Romo participated in throwing drills at practice Wednesday for the first time since the Cowboys quarterback broke a bone in his back in a preseason game at the Seahawks in August.

Romo, 36, worked in several individual drills in shorts and a T-shirt with his teammates in full pads. While he almost certainly won't play against the Eagles on Sunday, it's the biggest step in his latest return from injury.

The Cowboys (5-1) have won five straight with Dak Prescott, who is set to face fellow rookie starter Carson Wentz.

Romo was the third quarterback for each drill behind Prescott and veteran backup Mark Sanchez. Romo appeared to be throwing at full velocity and also dropped back and threw a few passes on the run. He was listed as a non-participant on the practice report.

Before practice, coach Jason Garrett's answer was the same as it has been for weeks: Romo is progressing well in his rehab. Garrett made no mention of Romo joining individual drills. Romo wasn't in the locker room when it was open to reporters.

"We'll just take it day by day," Garrett said, repeating another familiar refrain. "He's had some good days of rehab though lately."

A NEW ATTITUDE: Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has changed his stance on how he views concussions now that he has had one. Newton, who last month downplayed concerns over the long-term effects of repeated blows to the head, said he now better understands that "concussions are real."

Speaking publicly for the first time about the concussion he sustained Oct. 2 against the Falcons, the reigning MVP said he needs to be more careful, calling the hit "preventable." In the fourth quarter with the Panthers down two scores Newton purposely — and inexplicably — appeared to slow down as he approached the end zone on a 2-point conversion run. That allowed Falcons linebacker Deion Jones to hit Newton from the side. Newton said he never saw Jones coming.

MCCOY TESTS INJURY: Bills running back LeSean McCoy spent practice working out on his own to test a nagging left hamstring injury, leaving his playing status uncertain against the Patriots on Sunday. The team's top offensive threat is receiving treatment and his progress will be monitored through the week, coach Rex Ryan said.

RB HURT: Washington running back Matt Jones was held out of practice with a knee injury. Jones reported soreness while moving laterally and pain when cutting, coach Jay Gruden said.

BRONCOS: Linebacker DeMarcus Ware practiced for the first time since breaking his right forearm Sept. 18. The team hopes Ware can play Sunday. … Running back C.J. Anderson is seeking a second opinion on his injured right knee.

CHIEFS: Rookie cornerback D.J. White had surgery for a fracture in his hand and will miss Sunday's game.

STEELERS: Tight end Ladarius Green, out for seven months after offseason ankle surgery, practiced fully with the team for the second straight day. "I still feel a little stiff and a little rusty, but it's just good to be out there," Green said.

Cowboys' Romo takes part in throwing drills 10/26/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 8:34pm]
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