FRISCO, Texas – The Cowboys returned to practice Wednesday without defensive lineman David Irving again.
Irving continues to be excused from team activities while he deals with a personal matter that also kept him out of practice late last week. Given Irving's situation and his lack of practice time – he just returned last week from a four-game suspension – the Cowboys decided to hold him out of last Sunday's road game at Houston.
Head coach Jason Garrett is hopeful Irving will be able to return to The Star for practice on Thursday.
"He's just trying to get it resolved," Garrett said, "and hopefully we get him back in here tomorrow and get him ready to play in the game this weekend."
The Cowboys (2-3) are back home at AT&T Stadium this Sunday to face the Jacksonville Jaguars (3-2).
Linebackers Sean Lee (hamstring) and Joe Thomas (foot) were not on the field during the open portion of Wednesday's no-pads practice.
Garrett said he was hopeful cornerback Chidobe Awuzie (ankle) and defensive tackle Maliek Collins (knee) would get some work in. Defensive end Taco Charlton (thumb) sounded likely to participate.
The Cowboys have officially signed cornerback C.J. Goodwin (6-3, 190), who has appeared in 28 career games with the Falcons and Cardinals with 14 tackles and 2 pass breakups. Goodwin also was a core special teams player at both NFL stops.
Running back Darius Jackson has been signed to the practice squad, replacing running back Bo Scarbrough.