FRISCO, Texas – Suffice to say the Cowboys will be happy to use their week off to get some players healthy.
Without a game on Sunday, the Cowboys will practice just one time in the coming week before a league-mandated four days off. Cowboys coach Jason Garrett loves to say that the bye week always falls at the right time, and this one appears to be no different for a club facing several injury issues.
"We're going to have a light week of practice. The players are just going to run and lift tomorrow and we'll have a short practice on Wednesday," Garrett said.
It's not an extensive week of work, but Garrett said he'd like to try and get some work for as many injury concerns as possible before the break. That's obvious for guys like Dez Bryant and Orlando Scandrick, who have been on the injury report for multiple weeks.
The Cowboys also have new injury concerns that have cropped up from the Green Bay game. Morris Claiborne sustained a concussion on Sunday afternoon. Garrett said he'll be evaluated as the week goes along, but he's optimistic for his availability when the team begins its preparations for Philadelphia next week.
"We'll just see if he's able to do anything on Wednesday," Garrett said. "He was moving around and seeming fine after the game yesterday so we'll take his situation day by day and see if he's able to go and if not, we do anticipate him being back next Monday for practice."
DeMarcus Lawrence also underwent an MRI on Monday morning for a shoulder injury he suffered in the win against the Packers. As might be expected, Garrett said the Cowboys plan to evaluate everyone on a day-by-day basis during the off week.
"It won't be a real extensive week for us," he said. "We do hope to get some of those guys who have been banged up a chance to do something. We'll see what their progress is."