With running back Felix Jones again unable to practice with the Cowboys on Thursday, it would seem unlikely he would play on Sunday, a full four weeks removed from suffering a high ankle sprain against New England.
Jason Garrett said earlier this week Jones had begun to do some running and cutting, but he couldn't participate in Wednesday's full-pads practice, and has now missed all but the light workout held on Friday and Saturday's walkthrough, seemingly erasing any chance he could return this week. Typically, coaches need to see a player prove he can stand up to the rigors of the game in practice before allowing them to play after such a long time out.
The Cowboys would again dress only two running backs in Jones' absence, rookies DeMarco Murray and Phillip Tanner.
Two offensive linemen looked ready to return to work on Thursday, guard Kyle Kosier (foot) and reserve tackle Jermey Parnell (back).
Linebacker Sean Lee practiced again with a heavy cast protecting his left wrist and hand, and punter Mat McBriar, who was listed as limited on Wednesday, was again dressed out.
Other than Jones, receiver Miles Austin and cornerback Mike Jenkins, who both have hamstring injuries, remained out of practice.