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

As expected all along, Romo is ready to go for Sunday. Although they won't be pushovers, the 49ers defense is in a weakened state due to the absences of Navorro Bowman (knee) and Aldon Smith (suspension). Romo's matchup is therefore probably a bit better than it might look like on paper.

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Romo (back) participated fully in practice Wednesday.

Romo missed the practice immediately after the third preseason outing, but the absence was short-lived, as he returned the very next day. Nonetheless, the back surgery that he underwent last December will likely be on the backs of everyone's minds during the upcoming season, with varied activity levels in practice certainly possible to ensure he's healthy for the long haul.

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Romo returned to practice Tuesday, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Romo was allowed to take advantage of a light practice Monday by having the day off. Despite being sacked three times in the Cowboys' third preseason game over the weekend, Romo is completely fine from a health standpoint and returned to action Tuesday. However, since Thursday marks Dallas' final exhibition contest, Romo is not expected to play, but rather rest again in advance of the regular season.

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Cowboys owner/GM Jerry Jones said that Romo's back was fine despite his absence from practice on Monday, Nick Eatman of DallasCowboys.com reports.

Romo got sacked three times during Saturday's preseason game against Miami, so eyebrows were raised when he didn't head out for practice on Monday, but the veteran quarterback doesn't appear to have re-injured his back. Romo will be under center for Week 1.

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Romo didn't practice Monday, the Cowboys' official site reports. "Obviously, we played Saturday night and it's Monday morning," said coach Jason Garrett. "The idea was to give him the opportunity, in a light practice, to collect himself and take the day off. I think he's doing OK. He seemed to hold up fairly well throughout that ballgame."

Romo generally attends practice, even when handed a day off, so his absence was a bit surprising. However, after back-to-back preseason performances, the rest is likely a welcome relief. Expect him to hand it off to the menagerie of Cowboys reserve quarterbacks, including Brandon Weeden and Caleb Hanie, in the preseason finale Thursday against the Broncos.

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Romo completed 10-of-18 passes for 87 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Dolphins.

Making his second and likely final appearance of the preseason, Romo was sacked three times and fumbled. He also fumbled in the previous game, but that hasn't been a major issue for him the last few seasons. Romo got some work in, looked healthy, and will still have a strong supporting cast. The Cowboys' first-team offense appears to have made it through the preseason unscathed.

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Romo (rest) did not practice Wednesday, ESPN Dallas reports.

Romo continues to have his workload monitored by the Cowboys, as he's yet to practice three straight days this preseason following last year's back surgery. After going 4-of-5 for 80 yards and a touchdown in his preseason debut last weekend, Romo is expected to suit up once again Saturday versus the Dolphins.

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After a successful preseason debut on Saturday, Romo (back) confirmed that he would play next week against the Dolphins, the Dallas Morning News reports.

He looked completely unhindered by his back against the Ravens on Saturday, executing a vintage Romo spinarama to get away from pressure on one play and showing nice touch on a 31-yard touchdown pass to Dez Bryant later in the first quarter. All signs point to Romo being under center for Week 1.

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Making his first appearance of the preseason, Romo (back) completed four-of-five passes for 80 yards and a touchdown Saturday against the Ravens.

Romo fumbled an attempted hand-off to DeMarco Murray but was otherwise sharp. He found Dez Bryant three times for 59 yards and a touchdown, with the prolific duo picking up right where they left off last season. The botched hand-off aside, the Cowboys' first-team offense looked good against a respectable Baltimore defense.

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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones announced that Romo (back) would play a few series in Saturday's preseason game against the Ravens, NFL.com reports.

The Cowboys kept Romo out of Thursday's preseason opener as a precaution following his December back surgery, but the quarterback has otherwise looked 100 percent healthy in training camp. While Romo does carry some amount of risk having underwent back procedures twice in his career, he'll be protected by one of the league's better offensive lines and has made a push for 30 touchdown passes each of the last three seasons. He'd make for a solid mid-round target in fantasy drafts for those who decide to wait on a quarterback.