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Cowboys practice report: Jeremy Mincey, Rolando McClain still not practicing

Cowboys defensive end Jeremy Mincey and linebacker Rolando McClain still weren’t practicing on Thursday, as each came a little after it started for rehab work on the field.

The Cowboys are hopeful each is able to play against the Packers this Sunday in the NFC divisonal round.

Mincey and McClain each are coming back from concussion-like symptoms suffered during the wild-card game against the Lions. Mincey suffered the injury during the game, although that wasn’t known until Wednesday. Mincey seemed fine, speaking with reporters after the game Sunday and again on Tuesday.

McClain didn’t play in the second half, however, it was announced he left with dehydration/ illness. But he also was tested for a concussion, and it was later revealed that he is also dealing with neck soreness.

Coach Jason Garrett said Mincey and McClain would be limited at his daily news conference, but said: “Those guys are doing a lot better though.”

Linebacker Anthony Hitchens (right ankle sprain) also didn’t practice Thursday. He injured his ankle in the regular-season finale at Washington, and didn’t practice the next week. But he managed to play through the injury against the Lions, taking 33 snaps.

Defensive tackle Terrell McClain (ankle) also didn’t practice, and neither did right tackle Doug Free (tackle). Free is not expected to play against the Packers.

Finally, for what it’s worth, quarterback Tony Romo returned to practice after having his normal Wednesday off.