Cowboys News: Romo, Dez, Ro Miss Practice

IRVING — Mid-week practice reports don't get much more eventful than this one. The Dallas Cowboys who's-who rundown from Wednesday at Valley Ranch:

*Quarterback Tony Romo wasn’t on the practice field for Wednesday's work in preparation for Sunday's visit to St Louis. In public and in private, the Dallas Cowboys continue to insist that his mediocre work in Dallas' 1-1 start is not related to a reinjury of his back. And team sources tell CowboysHQ that today's development should be categorized as a "rest day'' for the QB.

*Rolando McClain, emerging as a standout at middle linebacker, was not on the field due to what the team says is a groin strain.

*Star receiver Dez Bryant was on the field Wednesday but was not in uniform. He's nursing a shoulder injury so his participation was limited to sprinting and sideline soft-tossing.

*In what would normally be a headliner item, cornerback Orlando Scandrick returned to practice Wednesday, his suspension ending as part of the NFL's altered drug policy.

*In another big step on any other day, defensive end Anthony Spencer was in pads today and working in at least a limited basis for the first time in a year after undergoing microfracture surgery on his left knee on Oct. 1.

Among the other Cowboys sidelined: Linebacker Justin Durant (groin), defensive tackle Davon Coleman (calf) and running back Joseph Randle (concussion).

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