Dallas Cowboys

Practice report: Doug Free, Anthony Hitchens remain sidelined

Right tackle Doug Free (ankle) and linebacker Anthony Hitchens (ankle) missed practice again Thursday. They worked on the side with trainers as the Cowboys practiced at Highland Park High School’s indoor facility.

Defensive tackle Nick Hayden (shoulder) and safety C.J. Spillman (groin) also were held out.

Quarterback Tony Romo (back) returned to practice after having his usual Wednesday off day. Linebackers Dekoda Watson (hamstring) and Rolando McClain (knee/illness) had full practices after being limited Wednesday.