IRVING, Texas – Tony Romo's practice routine should look pretty similar to last week's, as he continues to inch closer to the active roster.
Romo is once again eligible to practice this week while the Cowboys prep for their trip to play the Buccaneers. He can't be activated to the 53-man roster until next week, but he is allowed to work with the team and take part in on-field work – just as he did during the preparations for Philadelphia.
"He had a good practice on Friday," said Cowboys coach Jason Garrett. "He did a lot of scout team stuff. That gave him a chance to work 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 for the first time in a little while."
Even though he can't play during this period of practice participation, it sounds like the Cowboys intend to use Romo in a similar fashion as usual. While he continues to recover from a broken collarbone, Garrett said the coaching staff will do its best to limit Romo's reps throwing the ball.
"We'll probably keep him limited and not throwing three consecutive days," Garrett said. "So we'll work out what that plan is. But we should get a couple good throwing days in."
Romo has famously sat out of one practice day every week during the past two seasons – since his back problems flared up during the 2013 offseason. Those off days have typically been on Wednesdays, but Garrett said what the exact routine will be is to be determined.
"The work might be Thursday, Friday. We haven't put it in stone yet, but we've talked about that," he said.
The Cowboys have lost six straight games since Romo went down on Sept. 20. He's eligible to return from short-term injured reserve next week, and he can play Nov. 22 against Miami – which team officials have said he should be able to do.