— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) October 26, 2016
Shortly before all of this happened Head Coach Jason Garrett said in his morning press conference that Romo would not practice, and technically he isn't practicing. Tony Romo is simply throwing footballs while practice is going on around him.
There's a lot of understandable confusion as to why Miles Austin – who hasn't found a home since playing most of last season with the Eagles – is at Cowboys practice and on the receiving end of Tony Romo's practice. It makes sense if you take a step back and think.
— Joe Trahan (@JoeTrahan) October 26, 2016
The new CBA is very strict in terms of official practices and not going even one second over them. If Tony Romo wanted to get in some reps this season, while his teammates were practicing, it makes sense that he'd call up an old pal (who was just in the NFL last season) for a few games of catch. Tony Romo is one of the best teammates there is – he did host a house party for the team last week – and Miles Austin has been seen at Dallas Cowboys practices this season. It all makes sense.
When he was first injured it was rumored Romo would return for this Sunday's game against the Eagles, now it seems like his 2016 debut could come 11 days from now in Cleveland. Whenever, wherever Tony Romo makes his triumphant return it will surely be a glorious day, just like this one is.
Tony Romo is throwing! Tony Romo is throwing! Huzzah!