IRVING, Texas (105.3 THE FAN) – Tony Romo has the day off for rest and rehab, Rolando McClain is back home taking care of personal business, Tyron Smith is getting hardware, there’s a new player joining the team and Joseph Randle is likely feeling lucky he’s still on the team.
Newsy notes from inside Valley Ranch:
*Joseph Randle, arrested for shoplifting on Monday, has been fined a “significant” amount for his shoplifting arrest, which coach Jason Garrett terms, “the poorest decision of his life.” I’m told the club at least considered a fine of up to $30,000. The backup running back will play with the team on Sunday against the Giants.
*Romo is engaged in another “Romo Wednesday,” meaning he skips the full practice to instead focus on rest and rehab for his back. The rhythm of the weeks he’s done this is a contributing factor to Dallas being 5-1.
*DeMarco Murray sat out practice due to illness.
*McClain is also missing the Wednesday work to travel back to Alabama to take care of what the club terms “personal family business.” He will get treatment on his groin while away.
*The Cowboys are adding tackle Tony Hills, a former Steelers fourth-round pick and a former Longhorn, to help while Doug Free misses time with his foot injury.
*Tyron Smith is the NFC Offensive Player of the Week, the first time an offensive lineman has won the award in 10 years.
*The win over the Seahawks was watched by 30 million TV viewers, making the game the most-watched program since the Academy Awards in March.
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