Injury Situation Could Be Clearing Up Soon

The Cowboys were back on the field Tuesday, the first of three practices during the bye week before the players get the league-mandated four straight off days during the weekend.

What the Cowboys are hoping to accomplish more than anything will be just to get healthy, as injuries have more than plagued this team through the first quarter of the season.

When asked if he thought his team would be at full strength for the Oct. 16 game in New England, head coach Jason Garrett was hesitant to agree, but said it will be close.

"I don't want to say 100 percent but a lot of guys will be able to come back," Garrett said. "We've got a lot of guys aiming towards this bye week to start getting this work again. Hopefully practice for the New England game. I don't think that's a 100 percenter but we're getting closer and closer to having most of our troops back."

For Tuesday's light practice, the Cowboys did have several players either missing practice or off to the side working on conditioning.

Those players included wide receiver Miles Austin (hamstring), cornerback Orlando Scandrick (ankle), kicker David Buehler (groin) and fullback Tony Fiammetta (hamstring). All four were working on the side field. Safety Barry Church was dinged up in the game and spent Tuesday's practice with his position group although he was not participating in drills.

Players not out there while the media was in attendance include Derrick Dockery, Jason Hatcher, Kyle Kosier, Gerald Sensabaugh and Danny McCray.

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