IRVING, Texas – The Cowboys welcomed DeMarco Murray to practice on Wednesday, as they prepared for Sunday night's game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Here are few notable observations from the media portion of practice.
-Murray was on the field in pads and a helmet after having missed the past six weeks due to a foot injury. He was seen before practice doing resistance training on the sideline, and he later joined the rest of the team as they stretched and began practice.
On Wednesday morning Jason Garrett said that he hoped Murray would be able to do more in practice and that they would continue to evaluate him as the week goes on. It's unclear if he was a full participant in practice or if he was limited.
-Wide receiver Miles Austin took the field in pads and a helmet, but did not seem to be practicing with the team. When the team began practice, Austin was still doing light training on the sideline with a trainer. Austin aggravated his hip in the first series of the Washington game.
-Center Ryan Cook was practicing with the team on Wednesday, but his availability for Sunday's game is still in question. Phil Costa was not in uniform as he continued to rehab his ankle. If neither center is available, then Mackenzy Bernadeau or Kevin Kowalski could start at center.
-Jay Ratliff was once again not at practice as he continues to nurse a groin injury. However, Sean Lissemore was in pads and a helmet and appeared to be practicing with the team after missing nearly six weeks with an ankle injury.
-Tyron Smith dressed out and appeared to be participating in normal practice after missing last game with an ankle injury.
-Jason Hatcher and Kevin Ogletree were also both on the field participating in practice after having passed concussion tests.