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Romo (back) is probable for Sunday's game against Washington.

According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, coach Jason Garrett said Dallas won't rest its starters against Washington, so Romo theoretically could have a whole game to beat up Washington's weak secondary, blowout scenarios aside.

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Romo (back) practiced fully Thursday.

Romo's practice schedule -- no activity, followed by two full showings -- has been the same in advance of each of the five games since the Cowboys' Week 11 bye. The quarterback is unlikely to deviate from the script with one regular season practice remaining, but his sights are now set upon a Washington defense that ranks last in the league with 33 passing touchdowns yielded.

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Romo (back) returned to practice Thursday, Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas reports.

Even if he participated with restrictions, Romo isn't in any danger of missing Sunday's game in Washington, which boasts a defense that has surrendered 301.8 passing yards per outing and 12 touchdown strikes to quarterbacks in the last four games.

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Romo (back) didn't practice Wednesday, Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas reports.

Romo is keeping up his typical practice schedule, which should include a return to drills Thursday after a veteran's day off. With the potential for a first-round bye dangling in front of the Cowboys, expect Romo to be full tilt Sunday at Washington against a defense that has allowed 301.8 yards per game and 12 touchdown passes to quarterbacks in the past four outings.

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Romo (back) completed 18 of 20 passes for 218 yards and four touchdowns in Sunday's 42-7 win over the Colts.

It's hard to play much better than Romo did Sunday. He systematically dismantled the Colts, slinging touchdowns to four different players. Romo has been on a tear this month, throwing for 10 touchdowns and no interceptions in three December games. He should be another surefire QB1 next weekend against Washington, with the caveat that the Cowboys may decide to rest or limit some of their starters if a first-round bye is no longer within reach.

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Romo (back) is active for Sunday's contest versus the Colts, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Because DeMarco Murray could be limited due to his healing left hand, Romo may sling it more than normal in Week 16. If the preceding comes to fruition, Romo will seek to buck a recent trend, namely an Indianapolis defense that has held signal callers to less than 200 yards passing in three of the past four games.

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Romo (back) is probable for Sunday's game against Indianapolis.

If Sunday's strong game against Philadelphia was any indication, Romo's back injury is entirely manageable at this point. He's having a brilliant season and it's hard to see why he shouldn't be ranked as a QB1 in what could be a looming shootout with Andrew Luck.

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Romo (back) practiced fully Thursday, Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Romo has upheld his normal practice schedule -- an absence followed by a full showing -- but his Week 16 opponent, the Colts, won't be a pushover, as they've held three of the last four opposing quarterbacks below 200 yards passing.

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Romo (back) returned to practice Thursday, the Dallas Morning News reports.

One day removed from his normal maintenance day to kick off the week, Romo was back in action, likely as a full participant. The preceding will be confirmed following the release of Thursday's injury report, but he can now focus his attention on a Colts defense that has been rather stingy toward quarterbacks of late, yielding 207.8 passing yards per game and three touchdown tosses over the last four outings.

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Romo (back) didn't take part in Wednesday's practice, the Cowboys' official site reports.

An absence in the first practice of the week isn't out of the ordinary for Romo, who did participate in the morning walkthrough prior to drills. Expect him to return Thursday, per usual, after tossing three touchdowns in four of the past five games.