IRVING, Texas – A light week of practice continued for the Cowboys on Tuesday, as they prepare for their Thanksgiving divisional tilt against Philadelphia.
With just three days to prepare between two games, the Cowboys don't look likely to do much strenuous work on the practice field. Most of their roster did attend Tuesday's session, which didn't feature pads or helmets.
Photos of Cowboys Tuesday practice at Valley Ranch.
Four players did not participate, as they rehab from various injuries – Jack Crawford, Jeff Heath, Dekoda Watson and Tyler Patmon.
Both Crawford and Heath injured their thumbs in Sunday's win against New York, and both players had surgery early Tuesday morning – which Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said were successful. It remains to be seen what the timetable is for either player to return. Watson was absent after sustaining a hamstring injury in the Giants game.
Patmon did show positive signs roughly two weeks after injuring his ankle and knee in the win against Jacksonville on Nov. 9. The rookie corner was doing rehab and conditioning work with team trainers on Tuesday, but it's a good bet the Dec. 4 game against Chicago would be his earliest possible return date.
Tony Romo and Terrance Williams both participated in Tuesday's practice after they were listed as inactive on Monday's practice report. Williams broke his finger Sunday night, but Garrett said he should be able to wear a splint.
Due to the shortened week, the team is treating this particular Tuesday as it would a typical Thursday – which means Romo will be available for his usual workload.