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Report: Tony Romo returns to practice

Aug 25, 2016; Seattle, WA, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) is attended to after getting injured during the first quarter during a preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

As the Dallas Cowboys prepare to take on the Philadelphia Eagles in a battle for first place on Sunday, the team received some encouraging news on the injury front.

Franchise quarterback Tony Romo returned to practice on Wednesday. It’s the first time Romo has practiced since he suffered a broken bone in his back during the preseason.

While this might be great news for the Cowboys, it most definitely comes with a caveat. As┬áCharean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports, Romo did some minor throwing on the side. This is a clear indication that he’s still ways away from actually returning to the field.

At 5-1 on the season and winners of five consecutive, the Cowboys likely won’t be in a rush to bring Romo back. Rookie quarterback Dak Prescott has awed onlookers over the course of his first six career starts, tallying 10 touchdowns compared to one interception during that span.

Even if Romo were to return fully healthy here soon, there’s some who think the Cowboys should stick with Prescott under center. Heck, some members of the team are reportedly supportive of that idea (more on that here).

Though, it most definitely wouldn’t hurt to have two above-average quarterbacks in the mix as the season progresses. Whenever Romo does return from injury, it remains to be seen who will actually be under center.