The 3-4 Dallas Cowboys, one of the most scrutinized and criticized teams in the NFL, don't have an easy game this weekend, as they are set to play the Falcons in Atlanta on Sunday night. What makes things worse is the fact that the Cowboys don't seem to be at their healthiest.
Thursday's injury report revealed that of the nine players on Wednesday's report, only one returned to practice fully. Wide receivers Dez Bryant, suffering a hip injury, and Kevin Ogletree, suffering a hamstring injury, didn't practice Thursday. They were joined on the sidelines by linebacker Dan Connor (neck), center Phil Costa (ankle), safety Matt Johnson (hamstring), defensive end Sean Lissemore (ankle) and running back DeMarco Murray (foot).
Defensive lineman Jason Hatcher returned to practice fully, and wide receiver Dwayne Harris (neck) was limited.
The Falcons, on the other hand, are much healthier at this point in the season, as only three players didn't practice on Thursday: wide receiver Kevin Cone, who is already ruled out, guard Garrett Reynolds and linebacker Sean Weatherspoon, also ruled out. Other than those three, everyone participated in practice.