At this point in training camp, injuries always seem to pile up and the Cowboys have definitely had their share.
Monday's practice saw 12 players on the sidelines, and that excluded two that actually made it back to the field. Cornerback Mike Jenkins (stinger) and rookie tackle Pepa Letuli (ankle) both were back with the team for the afternoon, full-padded practice.
But it was still a busy sideline for the players trying to work back into practice.
Running backs Tashard Choice (calf) and DeMarco Murray (hamstring) seem to be getting closer to action. Jason Garrett said Monday he expects both of them to work into practice by next week. That could mean Choice might play in the Aug. 21 game against the Chargers although Murray still hasn't had an NFL practice and might take longer to work himself into action.
Center Andre Gurode (knee) is likely another two weeks away, while linebacker Keith Brooking (hamstring) probably won't make it back for another week as well.
Guard Montrae Holland (back), receivers Titus Ryan (foot), Manny Johnson (concussion) and defensive tackle Jay Ratliff (hip) are all day-to-day injuries.
Terence Newman (groin), Bruce Carter (knee), kicker Kai Forbath (quad) and Teddy Williams (hamstring) are still a few weeks away from returning.