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Romo, Murray return to practice

IRVING, Texas -- Quarterback Tony Romo returned to practice as did running back DeMarco Murray, left tackle Tyron Smith and defensive end Anthony Spencer.

Each is expected to play Sunday against the New York Giants.

Romo usually misses Wednesday practices to do additional back exercises so he can be at his best on Sunday. Romo also suffered bruised ribs and an ankle injury against Seattle.

Murray, who leads the NFL in rushing (785) and carries (159) had a stomach virus that kept him out of practice on Wednesday. Garrett said the Cowboys, as you would expect, will continue to feature Murray and look for ways to get Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar more involved.

Tyron Smith tweaked his ankle against Seattle, but Garrett said a MRI “was a positive for us.” He is expected to play against the Giants.

Spencer, who usually doesn’t practice on Fridays to manage his knee, returned to practice, and there’s a chance he practices Friday just to make sure he gets in two days of on-field work this week.

Bruce Carter (quadriceps) and Doug Free (foot) were the only players to miss practice and neither is expected to play Sunday against the Giants.