Despite a report that suggested Tony Romo might not return to practice this week after all, even though he’s eligible to, Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett says he’ll be out on the practice field with the team on Wednesday at Valley Ranch.
But, with another two weeks until he can play, Matt Cassel will still take the first team reps while Romo works on a mostly individual basis. This falls in line with the idea that this first week of practice would be focused mostly on conditioning, while the second will be more focused on more football-specific work.
“Matt will get the work this week with the ones,” Garrett said, per ESPN Dallas. “We’re just talking about getting Tony some work in individual work, throwing the ball, maybe the scout team seven-on-seven. We haven’t firmed any of that up yet, but that’s what the preliminary discussions have been.”
Of course, Romo hasn’t played since Week 2. Coincidentally, the Cowboys haven’t won a game since then.
According to Jason Witten, you can tell by Romo’s demeanor that he’s getting closer.
"You can tell he's got pep in his step,” Witten said. “He's excited to get back. I know he's working hard to do everything he can so when he does come back he'll be able to play at a high level. He's been through this before. He'll work hard to get back. We still got a while to do that but I know we're getting close."