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Practice Update: Romo Makes Scheduled Return; Weighing Other CB Options

IRVING, Texas -  As expected, quarterback Tony Romo was back on the practice field Thursday and looks to be full-go for Sunday night's game with the Giants.

Despite the bye week, Romo and the Cowboys have stuck to their normal mid-week schedule regarding the quarterback's ongoing back injury. Romo missed practice Wednesday although he participated in the morning walk-through.

But on Thursday, he was back under center, taking all of the first-team reps.

In fact, Romo said earlier this week that he welcomes getting back to a normal routine. The Cowboys have had Monday night games and then the trip to London, followed by the bye week.

"I think this week's been a little bit different than two or three weeks ago. I think I'm still able to kind of get back to a semi-normal routine," Romo said. "A lot of that's just we've been out, we've had a little bit different schedule here recently. I think this week is about as normal a schedule as we've had for a week in a while."

With Romo back on the field, it left rookie cornerback Tyler Patmon as the only player on the 53-man roster not practicing. Patmon's sprained MCL knee injury will likely keep him out of the game this week against the Giants. With just three healthy corners on the roster – Orlando Scandrick, Brandon Carr and Sterling Moore – it's possible the Cowboys sign corner/safety Micah Pellerin to the active roster. The Cowboys also signed cornerback Robert Steeples to the practice squad this week.

To add a defensive back to the roster, the Cowboys would have to cut a player and head coach Jason Garrett even hinted this week the team is heavy at defensive tackle, especially with Josh Brent returning to the mix this week.

Rookie Davon Coleman has been inactive the last six weeks, although the Cowboys certainly like his upside. 

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