FRISCO, Texas – The Cowboys are back to practice Wednesday, focused on finishing the regular season strong after their NFC East-clinching victory over Tampa Bay last Sunday.
Some injury updates:
-Head coach Jason Garrett said cornerback Anthony Brown is feeling better after sitting out the Bucs game with back spasms. Brown will start practice working on the side and there's a chance he gets in some limited practice reps, Garrett said.
-Pro Bowl guard Zack Martin (sprained knee) is expected to work on the side Wednesday. Martin started and finished the Bucs game after missing the first game of his career the previous week at Indianapolis. The Cowboys have been mindful of his practice reps in recent weeks, and Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones indicated on 105.3 The Fan that Martin is a natural candidate for rest in this Sunday's regular-season finale at the Giants (5-10).
-Defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford is not expected to practice Wednesday, but Garrett said Crawford has been back at the facility and functioning normally after test results on his injured neck came back negative.
-Defensive lineman David Irving has not returned to practice yet due to his ankle injury.
The Cowboys (9-6) are locked into the No. 4 NFC playoff seed regardless of Sunday's outcome, though Garrett reiterated Wednesday that "anybody who is healthy is going to play in this ballgame and play to the best of their ability." It's possible that a player like Martin might be an exception, however, given that he's been playing through a knee sprain.