IRVING, Texas – There were some encouraging signs for the Cowboys on Wednesday as they took the field for their first practice in preparation of the Lions.
It remains to be seen if DeMarco Murray and DeMarcus Ware will be able to contribute in Detroit this weekend, but both players were at Wednesday's practice. Murray dressed out in shoulder pads and a helmet and was active in the open portion of the Cowboys' practice, though he did wear sweatpants instead of football pants.
Ware did not dress out, but he did work out with the team trainers using conditioning cords. He seemed to be moving well, though it's unclear how far he has progressed with his quad injury.
"We'll see what they do today. They seem to have gotten better over the last couple of days," said Cowboys coach Jason Garrett at his morning press conference. "They might warm up a little bit today and we'll see if they can practice."
Lance Dunbar returned to the practice field, as predicted by Garrett.
"We're going to warm him up today and see how he responds," Garrett said. "He's done well with his running the last few days."
Miles Austin and Dez Bryant both dressed out for practice, though neither receiver participated in individual drills with the rest of the wide receivers. [embedded_ad]
Newly-acquired defensive tackle Marvin Austin was dressed out and participating in the newly-available No. 90.