FRISCO, Texas – Tony Romo once again turned heads as the Cowboys went through their third practice of the week on Thursday morning.
Much like he did on Wednesday, Romo participated in the individual drills and exercises that precede every Cowboys practice – but he did so with his helmet and shells, offering media members a chance to see him in uniform for the first time since Aug. 25.
Romo wore warmups when he participated in Wednesday morning's practice, so it was a little bit easier to write off. But with the veteran quarterback donning his helmet and familiar No. 9 jersey, it was certain to draw even more attention than it already had.
Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Romo is still working through his rehabilitation from injury, but he added that Romo looked good during Wednesday's work.
"This is just the next step for him," Garrett said. "He's been throwing on his own. It's good to see him back out on the field. He didn't throw that many balls. He got integrated into the individual work, the routes on air and I thought he threw the ball well."
[embeddedad0]It's worth noting that Dak Prescott and Mark Sanchez appeared to take all of the full-team reps during the 20 open minutes of practice. But Romo threw pat-and-go drills with receivers and worked on aspects of his mechanics, such as rolling out and handing off to receivers.
A development like that is bound to grab headlines, but the Cowboys also continued to round into shape for this week's game against Philadelphia. The only absences from Thursday's practice were Ryan Davis and Chaz Green.
Davis did not participate on Wednesday, as he continues to cope with a hamstring injury – so Thursday marked his second-straight absence. Green was limited in Wednesday's action, and Garrett said he didn't expect him to practice Thursday.
The Cowboys' other big injury concerns – Dez Bryant, Tyron Smith and Orlando Scandrick – were all present at practice.
QB Tony Romo returned to practice in a limited capacity. Photos taken at Ford Center on Thursday, October 27.