IRVING, Texas - The Cowboys are already without their most productive linebacker for the rest of the season and on Thursday, received another scare when Bruce Carter left practice with a finger injury.
After getting X-rays, Carter has a broken ring finger but said he still expects to play against the Cardinals on Sunday.
"I'll be fine. They're just going to use kind of like this splint I have now," Carter said Thursday in the locker room. "Wrap it up and I should be fine. I don't want no big club. I have to be able to get the interceptions. I always try to stay away from those."
Carter said his finger got caught while trying to cover running back Lance Dunbar in practice.
"I guess my finger got caught in his pads," Carter said. "I ran off and I was kind of just settling and then I don't know and I had this pinch in my finger and I opened it up and my finger was broke I guess."
Carter returned Monday night against the Redskins after missing three games with a quad injury. With Justin Durant now out for the season with torn biceps injury, the Cowboys are expected to start Rolando McClain, Carter and likely Kyle Wilber although Anthony Hitchens will get some reps as well.
Here is the Cowboys' full injury report for Thursday: