The Cowboys did not have a full practice on Monday, instead only conducting a walkthrough in sweatpants and without helmets in preparation for the game against the Raiders on Thursday. Because it was only a walkthrough, the practice report published by the NFL is just an estimation.
But walkthrough or not, four card-carrying members of the 2013 Cowboys Hamstring Club did not participate in practice: Morris Claiborne, Sean Lee, Justin Durant and Dwayne Harris all sat out, while Hamstring Club President Miles Austin was a full participant.
"Both of those guys tweaked their hamstrings yesterday in the game," Jason Garrett said of Claiborne and Harris. "Again, the game is at 3:30 on Thursday. We are pretty close to it already, so we will see how they progress."
"The nature of our practices will be more walkthrough, jog through modes this week, so we really won’t get a chance to test those guys. But we’ll see how they respond the next couple of days," Garrett said. "Certainly, they are players with experience enough that they don’t need to practice enough in order to play."
There had been rumblings last week that there was an outside chance Sean Lee might be ready for the Thanksgiving game, but the Cowboys may have chosen to err on the side of caution with Lee.
For the Raiders,re-joined practice for the first time since injuring his hamstring in week 7. It's not clear yet whether he'll be ready to play on Thursday. TE Mychal Rivera and former Cowboys CB Mike Jenkins both had to leave Sunday's game against the Titans with concussions. Reports out of Oakland suggest both players passed the first round of tests in the concussion protocol, but the short week makes their status for Thursday iffy at best.
Official Injury Report (via the NFL Media department) from Monday's walkthroughs:
||Miles Austin (hamstring), Dez Bryant (back), Nick Hayden (ribs), George Selvie (shoulder), J.J. Wilcox (knee)
||Jason Hatcher (neck), DeVonte Holloman (neck), DeMarcus Ware (thigh)
|Did not participate||Morris Claiborne (hamstring), Justin Durant (hamstring), Dwayne Harris (hamstring), Sean Lee (hamstring)
|Full Participation||- -|
|Limited Participation||LB Kevin Burnett (quad), CB Mike Jenkins (concussion), LB Kaluka Maiava (ribs), RB Darren McFadden (hamstring), LB Sio Moore (shoulder), DT Daniel Muir (knee), TE Mychal Rivera (concussion)|
|Did not participate||S Tyvon Branch (ankle), DE Jason Hunter (foot), WR Denarius Moore (shoulder)|