FRISCO, Texas – The Cowboys are back to practice for the first time in more than a week, and left tackle Tyron Smith (neck) is expected to have limited participation at best Wednesday, according to head coach Jason Garrett.
Smith has not played the last two games due to a stinger, though Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones told 105.3 The Fan this week he was optimistic about Smith's chances of returning to the lineup against Philadelphia this Sunday at AT&T Stadium.
If Smith doesn't practice Wednesday, it's possible he ramps up his work as the week goes on. (Update 3:20 p.m.: Smith did practice on a limited basis, per the official injury report.)
Garrett said wide receiver Cole Beasley, who sprained his foot late in last Thursday's win over New Orleans, was likely to practice on some level Wednesday. Tavon Austin, who has missed the last six games with a groin injury, has made progress but was not practicing during the brief portion open to the media.
Neither was linebacker/defensive captain Sean Lee, who has been sidelined the last four games with a hamstring injury. Others not on the field during the open portion included tight end Geoff Swaim (wrist), defensive lineman David Irving (ankle) and cornerback Chidobe Awuzie (illness).