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Cowboys Thursday Injury Report: McClain, Mincey Don't Practice, But Do Rehab Work - Aaron Rodgers Update

Still missing some key defensive players.

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Tony Romo was back at practice on Thursday with most of the rest of the Dallas Cowboys as they prepare for a Divisional Round playoff game against the Green Bay Packers. The Cowboys are very healthy on the offensive side of the ball, only missing right tackle Doug Free who is not expected to play. Jeremy Parnell has now seen extended time at right tackle and has been a solid substitute for the Cowboys.

It's on the defensive side of the ball where Dallas has some worries. Jeremy Mincey was a surprise add to the not practicing list yesterday after symptoms of a concussion started to appear on Tuesday. Mincey didn't practice today and will still need to clear concussion protocols. The same goes for Rolando McClain who also has a variety of other ailments. But both players, Mincey and McClain, were rehabbing on the field with trainers today, along with Anthony Hitchens, which could be a signal that all three will be ready by Sunday. Hitchens should definitely play as he managed to get through the Lions game without issue.

Not practicing and not rehabbing was defensive tackle Terrell McClain. He thinks he's going to play, but his status is definitely unclear.

As for Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay, Adam Schefter just put out this nugget:

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers' calf muscle has a slight tear in it in addition to be significantly strained, per sources, via @mortreport and I.

"There's no question he will play, but there's also no question he will not be 100 percent," said one doctor familiar with the injury. "The question is whether he'll be 95 percent or 50 percent."

Maybe Rodgers really will have limited mobility, but he's still Rodgers and he can still carve up a defense. Have to play him like he's perfectly healthy.

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