Romo takes part in throwing drills
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo participated in throwing drills at practice Wednesday for the first time since he broke a bone in his back in an exhibition game at Seattle in August.
Romo, 36, worked in several individual drills in shorts and a T-shirt with his teammates in full pads. While he almost certainly won’t play against the Eagles on Sunday, it’s the biggest step in his latest return from injury.
The Cowboys have won five straight with Dak Prescott, who is set to face fellow rookie starter Carson Wentz of the Eagles.
Romo was the third quarterback for each drill behind Prescott and veteran backup Mark Sanchez. Romo, who appeared to be throwing at full velocity, also dropped back and threw a few passes on the run. He was listed as a nonparticipant on the practice report. Ware’s ring recovered: Denver police arrested two men on suspicion of breaking into the home of Broncos linebacker DeMarcus Ware and stealing his Super Bowl 50 ring.
Police spokesman John White said Ware’s stolen property had been recovered.
The suspects, Billy McCaslin, 40, and Sergio Irreza, 31, were identified through tips from the public after police announced that the break-in occurred while Ware was at Monday night’s game against the Texans. The two suspects have not yet been charged.
Ware, who has been sidelined since Sept. 18 with a broken right forearm, returned to practice and the Broncos hope he’ll be able to play Sunday. Newton changes opinion: Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has changed his stance on how he views concussions now that he’s had one.
Newton, who just last month downplayed concerns over the long-term effects of repeated blows to the head, said that he now better understands that “concussions are real.”
Speaking publicly for the first time about the concussion he suffered Oct. 2 against the Falcons, the league’s reigning Most Valuable Player said he needs to be more careful in the future, calling the hit by Falcons linebacker Deion Jones “preventable.” Extra points: WR Brandon Marshall ( foot), C Nick Mangold (ankle) and DE Muhammad Wilkerson ( ankle) were among 12 Jets who sat out practice. ... Bills RB LeSean McCoy spent practice working out on his own to test a nagging left hamstring injury, leaving his playing status uncertain for Sunday against the Patriots. S Aaron Willliams (neck) is not expected to play. ... The Jets placed QB Geno Smith (torn ACL) on injured reserve, which will end his season.