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December 30, 2011

Romo should be ready for more practice time today; Sean Lee back for practice

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo could get more of a practice in today than he has the last two days when his injured right hand has limited his work. Coach Jason Garrett said the Cowboys are "hopeful" Romo will be able to fully practice today.

"He’s made progress as the week has gone on, so we hope he responds well to that work the last couple of days and is able to have a good practice today," Garrett said Friday morning.

Romo bruised his right hand on the fourth play of last Saturday's game when he hit the top of Jason Babin's helmet. The swelling has subsided in the hand as the week has gone on, and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on his weekly radio show Friday that Romo would be ready for Sunday's winner-take-all game against the Giants.

"He’s going to be playing at full strength," Jones said on 105.3 The Fan. "It’s just a very big-time, feel-good to know that we’re going to be going in with this kind of quarterbacking. He’s had an outstanding year. He’s a top, top quarterback, and he’s got a good team around him, in my belief, a very good team around him. So the stage is set for us to play well in a big game.

"Romo is where we had dreamed that he would be and hoped he would be relative to after his injury last week. So I feel good there. It should be even better by Sunday night and he's getting good work in. That's a good thing."

Garrett said linebacker Sean Lee, who missed Wednesday and Thursday's practices with the flu, is back for practice today.

"We expect him to be out there running around," Garrett said.  

-- Charean Williams 





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