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Todd Archer's practice observations

** QB Jon Kitna returned to practice after missing two sessions with a sore back. At one point in practice Kitna appeared to yell at the young wide receivers about getting lined up in the proper spots.

** QB Tony Romo was high with several of his throws Thursday. WR Dez Bryant saved him on an out route by leaping over Chargers CB Antoine Cason and getting his feet in bounds. Romo missed Raymond Radway out wide and Kevin Ogletree on a crossing route. With it being the first outdoor practice, I wonder if the wind played a factor at all.

** Within about 30 seconds of each other, Pro Bowl tight ends Jason Witten and Antonio Gates made catches on the same out routes on different fields by running away from safeties. How many thousands of times have they done that?

** LB Bradie James intercepted a Philip Rivers’ pass down the seam. Had he not picked it off then cornerback Orlando Scandrick was in position for the turnover. DE Marcus Spears had a pressure of Rivers in team drills. James, Rivers and Spears are all represented by the same agency.

** It was a rough practice for rookie guard Pepa Letuli. He was yanked twice because of false start penalties.

**LB Orie Lemon blew up FB Dean Rogers on a run up the middle in 9-on-7 drills. Lemon sent Rogers, who outweighs him by five pounds, a good two feet back after meeting him in the hole on a lead play.

** RB Felix Jones showed a good burst around the edge on a run in 9-on-7 drills but he was only able to get there after TE Jason Witten did a good job of hooking LB Stephen Cooper to the inside.

** Former Cowboys offensive line coach Tony Wise was on the sidelines during practice talking with Nate Newton and Larry Allen. Wise, who coached with Dave Wannstedt at Pitt, is just visiting with two of the teams he knows best. He and Norv Turner were on Wannstedt’s Miami Dolphins staff, too.

** Romo’s best throw of the morning might have been on a wheel route to RB Lonyae Miller down the sideline just over the reach of ILB Donald Butler.

** Agent Drew Rosenhaus was at Thursday’s practice, though he spent most of his time on the phone talking about Terrelle Pryor’s future workout. Rosenhaus represents Mike Jenkins, Chris Gronkowski, Kevin Ogletree and Sam Young on the Cowboys’ roster.