For the second straight day, quarterback Tony Romo practiced with the team and all signs are pointing towards him being ready to play for Sunday night's crucial game with the Giants.
Romo, who said Wednesday that is right hand remains somewhat swollen but is improving, practiced Thursday with a light bandage wrapped around his right wrist and hand, but had his fingers free and able to throw the ball.
During the early part of practice, Romo appeared to throw the ball with the same velocity and zip as usual, despite the wrap.
On Wednesday, Romo began practice wearing a black glove but took it off to start the workout. He also said in a conference call with the New York media that he doesn't anticipate wearing a glove for the game, but fully expects to play.
Romo is expected to talk with Dallas/Fort Worth reporters on Thursday afternoon.
· As for other injury news, linebacker Sean Lee missed his second straight practice. Lee was held out Wednesday because of an illness. He's also listed on the injury report with the wrist injury he's played with for the last two months and Lee also sat out the second half of last week's game with a strained hamstring.
· Safety Danny McCray, the team's best special teams player who missed last week's game with a high-ankle sprain, missed his second straight practice.
· Linebacker DeMarcus Ware (stinger) and defensive tackle Jay Ratliff (ribs), who both missed practice on Wednesday for precautionary reasons, were back to practice Thursday.
· Defensive tackle Josh Brent hasn't played since Thanksgiving but was back on the field for a second straight practice. Brent was limited on Wednesday with the sprained knee injury.