FRISCO, Texas – For the first time since breaking a bone in his back on Aug. 25, Tony Romo worked into practice for a few scout-team throws on Thursday of last week.
What's the plan for Romo this week as he continues getting healthy?
"Probably similar to last week," head coach Jason Garrett said. "Again, take it day by day and see how he can handle the work. He got a couple good throwing sessions in last week with our team during practice, so we'll try to do something like that. But again, we'll take it day by day and see how he's doing with his rehab."
After Sunday night's win over the Philadelphia Eagles, Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones told reporters that he anticipated Dak Prescott starting the next game at Cleveland as Romo continues making progress in his rehab.
"Tony isn't ready to play," Jones said. "That is subject to Jason Garrett making the decision. But as far as the health issue is concerned of Tony, there is no need to push it that fast."
In addition to his back healing, which has allowed him to progress into throwing sessions, Romo's still working on improving his conditioning and strengthening the core around his back – a daily process he has been committed to in recent years since undergoing two back surgeries in 2013.
"(He's) feeling good," Garrett said. "He had two good days. Last week he threw the individual routes on Wednesday and then he came back and threw the 7-on-7 (reps) on Thursday. I thought he handled that well. He felt good afterwards."