The Dallas Cowboys have been one of the healthier teams this season outside of their linebacker corps. That good health has contributed to the Cowboys 4-1 record for the early part of the season. Today's practice report reflects pretty much the same pattern the Cowboys have been going through for weeks.
Quarterback Tony Romo continued to sit out Wednesday's practice as has been his habit this season except for the opening week against the 49ers. Since the Cowboys have won each week since then, it's hard to tell how much the Cowboys are resting Romo's back and how much they are deciding to not tempt the Football Gods by changing a routine. Either way, Romo continues to rest on Wednesdays.
The linebackers continue to be the real problem area as far as injuries go. Starting middle linebacker Rolando McClain isn't practicing today after re-aggravating his groin problem at the end of the Texans' game. The Cowboys are hopeful that he can play this Sunday. Bruce Carter is also out of practice and he almost assuredly won't play on Sunday according to the people around Valley Ranch. That's really too bad, they could use his athleticism in trying to contain Russell Wilson.
Also missing from today's practice were reserve linebacker Cameron Lawrence and reserve tackle Jeremy Parnell. The Dallas Morning News also notes that DeMarcus Lawrence was working with the trainers on the side and that he is expected to start practicing next week.