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Practice Update: Durant, Spillman Out; Dez On Field


IRVING, Texas – Sunday's groin injuries to linebacker Justin Durant and safety C.J. Spillman still have those two players out of practice Wednesday.

Apart from those two players, defensive end Anthony Spencer (knee) and tackle Darrion Weems (shoulder) were the only other members of the 53-man roster off the practice field.

Defensive tackle Terrell McClain, who missed Sunday's game as he recovers from an ankle injury, and Dez Bryant, who got shaken up and missed time with cramping during the game, were both on the field, though it's unclear how much work they got.

McClain went through limited work last week, but he wasn't active Sunday. The Cowboys hope he can do more this week.

"He's quick, he's explosive, he's powerful, he has some position flex to play both nose and the under tackle," said head coach Jason Garrett. "There were a lot of good things we saw in practice, but he hasn't played a lot of football for us the last month or so, so we've got to get him acclimated."

Tony Romo, after his first regular season game following back surgery, was good to go for Wednesday's practice, as well, as he looks for a bounce-back week following a three-interception performance in the opener. [embedded_ad]

"Tony is a great competitor, and part of being a great competitor is handling success and handling adversity," Garrett said. "He's had a lot of success, he's had some adversity, just like anyone who plays that position in the National Football League. He comes back during games, he comes back after games and seems to deal with that stuff really, really well and has throughout his career. So, he just came into work yesterday, watched the tape, evaluated it and now we move forward onto Tennessee."

Guard Zack Martin and wide receiver Terrance Williams both popped up on the injury report with foot and back injuries, respectively, late last week, but were back on the practice field Wednesday after playing Sunday.

Apart from the obvious groin injuries to Durant and Spillman in Sunday's game, the Cowboys appeared to get out of the opener relatively healthy.

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