The Cowboys had a surprise addition to the injury report on Wednesday when rookie linebacker Anthony Hitchens was limited in practice with an unknown chest injury.
He is still expected to play Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Even more curious is that running back DeMarco Murray was not listed on the injury report, even though he has a splint on his right pinky because of a fracture.
Murray practiced in full and played coy when asked about the splint, saying, “I’m good. You didn’t see nothing.” Coach Jason Garrett said Murray was fine and there would be no limitations against the Jaguars.
The big question is how the injured pinky will impact Murray’s ball handling. He has had five fumbles this season.
Middle linebacker Rolando McClain did not practice Wednesday because of a knee injury. But he did participate in the walk-through and is expected to play against the Jaguars.
Guard Ron Leary (groin) and tackle Doug Free (foot) practiced on a limited basis and are expected to start against the Jaguars. Leary missed last week’s game against the Cardinals. Free missed the past three games.
Free said he was a little stiff but was ready to go.
Said Leary: “It felt great. No doubt I’m playing.”
Defensive tackle Nick Hayden was held out of practice because of a shoulder injury, but he could do some work on Thursday and play on Sunday.
Defensive tackle Tyrone Crawford did not practice because of a sprained knee. He is expected to miss the Jaguars game.