FRISCO, Texas – For the first time this season, defensive lineman David Irving is on the field for practice as the Cowboys begin prepping for Sunday night's matchup against the Houston Texans.
Irving missed the first four regular-season games due to suspension and was excused from training camp and preseason activities to handle personal matters.
"Anticipate him going through individual (drills), keeping an eye on him and seeing what we need to do to get him acclimated and playing again," head coach Jason Garrett said before Wednesday's practice.
Other notes from the open portion of practice:
- Wide receiver Terrance Williams was not on the field as he continues to be address off-the-field issues that kept him out of practice last Friday and last Sunday's game against Detroit. Before Wednesday's practice, Garrett wasn't sure if Williams would participate, but he said the team is on the same page with the veteran receiver, adding that he has been back at the team facility since Tuesday.
- Ezekiel Elliott seemed to be moving well in drills, and Garrett said the star running back would likely take part in at least a limited portion of practice. Elliott played through some knee and ankle soreness against the Lions.
- Safety Jeff Heath (stinger) and defensive tackles Maliek Collins (knee) and Antwaun Woods (calf) were also on the field.
- Pro Bowl defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence worked on the resistance cords, a normal plan for him during the open portion of a Wednesday practice.
- Linebacker Sean Lee (hamstring) and center Travis Frederick (illness) were not practicing.