He's Baaack!

Cornerback Adam Jones is officially back. He will be playing on Sunday against the Steelers after missing six games for violating the league's personal-conduct policy.

And the Cowboys have a plan for him. He will play on defense in sub packages during passing downs, and he will be the team's primary punt returner. There is a chance Jones also could return kickoffs.

Jones still leads the Cowboys with the 11 pass deflections he recorded before he was suspended.

So far, he has been doing all the right things and impressing the Cowboys coaching staff with his attitude.

"He is ready to go, and he wants to play," coach Wade Phillips said. "He's attentive. He's at the meetings early. He asks questions. As a football player, he's done all the right things since he's been with us."

"I think that's positive," secondary coach Dave Campo said. "I talked to him two or three times before the last incident went down, and (now) I've kind of given him some space a little bit. I told him if you want to visit about anything, don't hesitate. That's kind of the approach I'm taking."

TUESDAY LEFTOVERS: RB Marion Barber is expected to play Sunday despite suffering a dislocated pinkie toe against the Seahawks. He is walking without a boot and a limp. The Cowboys are listing him as day-to-day.

--LB DeMarcus Ware is expected to play Sunday with a hyperextended knee. He is listed as day-to-day and has not yet returned to practice, but Ware said himself that he is not missing Sunday's game against the Steelers.

--OG Kyle Kosier has been placed on injured reserve with a sprained right foot. Montrae Holland will start at left guard.

--LB Steve Octavien was signed off Washington's practice squad to shore up the special teams and give the Cowboys depth at linebacker.

--QB Tony Romo practiced on Monday without the splint on his right throwing hand. Romo has worn the splint since fracturing his right pinkie, but it appears to have healed well enough for Romo to forgo the splint for Sunday's game against the Steelers.

--RB Tarshard Choice is ready to go if called upon on Sunday if RB Marion Barber remains hobbled by a dislocated pinkie toe. Choice rushed for 57 yards on 11 carries against the Seahawks.

"It was big because I got a chance to show what I can do," Choice said. "You want them to have trust in you and not think twice if I have to play again on Sunday."

--WR Miles Austin is still at least a week away from returning. Austin missed the past two games with a sprained knee.

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