The Dallas Cowboys are reeling with a three-game losing streak, and continue to deal with injuries to key contributors.
Linebacker Sean Lee remains sidelined with a hamstring injury. Lee headlined a list of players who didn’t participate in Sunday’s practice for the Cowboys as they prepare for a second consecutive Thursday game against the Washington Redskins.
Lee worked on the side with trainers and remains iffy to play against the Redskins. He aggravated a hamstring injury earlier this month at Atlanta, and has missed two straight games.
The Cowboys’ defense has struggled without their All-Pro linebacker as opponents have averaged more than 30 points a game the past three weeks. The Cowboys have struggled against the run and the pass. Two weeks ago, the Eagles rushed for 215 yards. On Thanksgiving, Philip Rivers and the Chargers threw for 434 yards.
Also sitting out practice included veteran linebacker Justin Durant, who sustained a concussion against the Chargers.
Offensively, the Cowboys were without three starting offensive linemen. Like Durant, All-Pro right guard Zack Martin sustained a concussion on Thanksgiving.
Right tackle La’el Collins is dealing with a back injury, although said after the Chargers game that he felt OK. Left tackle Tyron Smith has been managing groin/back issues, sitting out two games before returning for Thursday’s game against the Chargers.
The Cowboys are hopeful Durant and the offensive linemen are ready to go for the Redskins game.
Working with the first-team offensive line on Sunday included Joe Looney at right guard, Chaz Green at right tackle and Byron Bell at left tackle.