For the first time since injuring his back in a preseason game in Seattle, Tony Romo was seen on the practice field with the Cowboys.
He was in shorts and a T-shirt, and didn't practice, but he did participate in a limited capacity.
Romo, running "third string," threw passes to warm-up wide receivers and did a few drills after Dak Prescott and Mark Sanchez got their turns.
This appearance was a surprise, because head coach Jason Garrett had said just moments before practice that Romo would continue his rehab and not participate on the field.
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The veteran quarterback is not expected to play Sunday against Philadelphia.
Romo's limited participation in practice is a positive sign that his injured back is getting healthy. Until now, the quarterback had worked out privately with the athletic training staff.
Prescott is still the team's quarterback for now.