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.
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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.
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.