Romo also missed practice last Wednesday, which raised some red flags after two rough outings to start the year. Romo responded well to the time off last week with his best performance of the season in St. Louis. Romo was sharp on short passes and the Cowboys moved the ball well all day. Romo moved well in the pocket, although he shied away from hits while throwing a few times. His one deep completion came on a blown route and we still have questions about whether Romo is throwing the ball with his usual heat.
Sitting out practices sounds like the new normal for Romo coming off multiple back surgeries. His performance in Week 3 gave more hope that the team will be able to manage the injury and that Romo's play could improve throughout the season.
Here are the other injuries we're tracking Wednesday:
- New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker (hamstring) was back on a stationary bike during practice Wednesday, which doesn't bode well for his status this week. Rex Ryan is confident Decker will be healthy by the weekend, according to Newsday. Also, Dee Milliner, Muhammad Wilkerson, Nick Mangold and David Nelsondidn't practice.
- Oakland Raiders wide receiver Rod Streater is expected to miss 4-5 weeks after undergoing foot surgery, his agent tells ESPN's Bill Williamson. That should mean more playing time for Andre Holmes behind Denarius Moore and James Jones. Meanwhile, running back Maurice Jones-Drew says he'll play in London this week after missing two games with a hand injury.
- Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel wasn't so lucky. His season is officially over because of his broken foot.
- Keenan Allen (groin) was a full was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, per the team. Allen was limited last week by the injury.