IRVING, Texas — Tony Romo practiced Wednesday despite a bruised right hand, further signaling that the Dallas Cowboys quarterback will be ready to play in Sunday’s game against the New York Giants.

Romo did not wear a brace or wrap on his hand. He threw several passes during the portion of practice that was open to the media without any trouble, although they did not have much zip on them.

Romo suffered the injury on the Cowboys’ first drive in their 20-7 Christmas Eve loss against Philadelphia when his right, throwing hand collided with the helmet of Eagles defensive end Jason Babin. Romo did not return to the game in part because the outcome meant little to the team’s playoff chances because of the Giants’ win against the Jets.

X-rays at Cowboys Stadium on Saturday and subsequent tests on Romo’s right hand were negative. Immediately after the game Romo said he would play Sunday; the game will determine the NFC East champion.

Earlier in the season Romo played through a fractured rib and punctured lung suffered Sept. 18 at San Francisco. While he was able to return in that game, he took part in only one practice, on a limited basis, leading up to the Sept. 26 matchup against Washington.
Romo wasn’t the only injured Cowboys player.

Pro Bowl nose tackle Jay Ratliff, outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware and inside linebacker Sean Lee did not attend practice.

Ware (stinger) and Ratliff (ribs) were limited last week with injuries so missing practice Wednesday is not a surprise. Lee (hamstring) suffered his injury during the Eagles game last Sunday. Lee said after the that game he expects to play against the Giants.

Also, safety Danny McCray (ankle) did not practice, but he planned to do some running and maybe return to a session on Thursday.

Nose tackle Josh Brent (knee) returned to practice for the first time in about a month.