Key Starters Expecting To Play

Cowboys tight end Jason Witten, and guard Kyle Kosier both said they are expecting to not only practice in full Wednesday, but play Sunday against Tennessee.

Say what you want about the Cowboys having an early bye week, but it probably saved them from playing a game without two key offensive players, including Pro Bowl tight end Jason Witten.

Both Witten and guard Kyle Kosier, who had knee sprains that were suffered in the Sept. 26 win in Houston, probably wouldn't have played, and definitely not at 100 percent, had the Cowboys had a game last week.

Both Kosier and Witten said they are feeling much better and expect to play Sunday against Tennssee.

"I'm good, it was just a slight MCL sprain but nothing big," Witten said. "I'll practice Wednesday and I think I'll play on Sunday for sure."

Kosier offered a similar response.

"I feel like I'm playing," said Kosier, who tweaked his knee and his right ankle against Houston. "It just worked out (with the bye). The trainers and strength coach really helped me and got me ready."

Along with those two starters, receiver Sam Hurd (hip) should be ready to play this weekend and tight end Martellus Bennett (ankle) was held out of full participation for Monday's practice.

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