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Tony Romo activated from Cowboys' IR, set to start Sunday vs. Dolphins

IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys have made official what everybody already knew -- Tony Romo will start Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.

The Cowboys activated Romo off the injured reserve/designated to return list on Saturday to fill their remaining spot on the 53-man roster.

The Cowboys lost seven games in a row with Romo out with a broken left collarbone suffered in their Sept. 20 win against the Philadelphia Eagles. He has practiced for the past three weeks, running the scout team before returning to a full practice Thursday.

Romo will wear extra protection sewn into a shirt he wears under his shoulder pads.

With Romo back, the Cowboys hope he can jump-start their season. At 2-7, the Cowboys are closer to the worst record in football than a playoff spot but are just two games back in the loss column in the NFC East.

"I don't think that anyone in this locker room thinks by any means that the season is over, and I think they understand," Romo said Wednesday. "I have conveyed that message to them. I think our coach has. You can tell by the way they play. You lose enough games, it can creep in where it feels that way.

"I just think our team has given 100 percent effort and commitment. That is exciting to see."