Terrell Owens returned to practice Tuesday after missing two days because of back spasms.

Coach Wade Phillips hadn’t ruled out T.O. playing in the preseason opener. So it appears that after being on the field for the team’s final full workout in the Alamodome, the receiver could start Thursday night against Indianapolis.

Owens had an MRI on Monday, when he missed practice for the second day because of muscle stiffness in his lower back. The test showed no problems and Owens got treatment from team trainers. (AP)

Having T.O. at wide receiver will take a lot of burden off Romo’s shoulder’s when it comes to the passing game. Not to mention, Romo will be protected by a 2nd year player and a rookie at the tackles spot for the first quarter.