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Stephen: Elliott "May Miss Some Time" With Hamstring; Other Injury Updates

OXNARD, Calif. – Rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott "may miss some time" in training camp with a sore hamstring that kept him out of the final few plays of Tuesday's practice, Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said.

"We'll be, obviously, very conservative with that in terms of how he feels," Jones said. "Those soft tissue issues in camp can be tricky. So we've got to make sure that all the soreness is out and he's ready to go before we put him back out there."

The Cowboys are already a little thin at running back with Darren McFadden (elbow) on the Active/Non-Football Injury list (NFI) and Lance Dunbar (knee) on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list (PUP). Alfred Morris and rookie Darius Jackson would get additional reps during any practice time Elliott misses, and fullback Rod Smith, a converted running back, is another option.

The Cowboys will also monitor linebacker Kyle Wilber's status after he left Tuesday's practice early with a back injury.

The team is off Wednesday and will return to practice Thursday.

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