IRVING, Texas --For the first time all week during the open portion of practice, quarterback Tony Romo was on the field, dressed out and throwing some light passes Saturday as he attempts to get ready for the Redskins on Monday night.
Romo has done some light throwing on his own this week but hasn't practiced. He said Thursday that the evidence of a pnuemothorax -- a small amount of air leaking between his lung and his chest wall -- had cleared up on his latest CT scan.
That's a positive step toward his availability Monday. The next question is whether he can manage the pain in his rib -- something he expects to do -- and whether he can function normally on the field with the injury.
If he does play, Romo is likely to wear a protective vest and he could take a form of pain medication, as he did at halftime of the 27-24 win over the 49ers.
Also, starting wide receiver Dez Bryant (thigh), running back Felix Jones (shoulder) center Phil Costa (knee) and cornerback Terence Newman were all dressed for practice. Wide receiver Miles Austin (hamstring) and guard Derrick Dockery (leg/knee) were not.