Thursday’s press conference was a chance for the Jason Garrett to update the media on the various injury issues facing the team as they welcome the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.
Dez Bryant - He worked on the side yesterday and Garrett hopes that they can “ramp up” his work as the week progresses. Frankly, it sounds doubtful he’s going to be ready for Sunday.
Tyron Smith - He participated in practice on Wednesday on a limited basis and will try to do more today. Garrett intimated that he worked individual drills yesterday, and they will do that again today and see if he can also do team drills.
Orlando Scandrick - His status was the same as Tyron Smith’s.
Dan Bailey - He will not kick again today and the Cowboys are bringing in a group of kickers for a workout. They are hopeful Bailey can do some work tomorrow.
In addition to Robbie Gould, Kai Forbath, Cowboys will also work out Aldrick Rosas.— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) October 6, 2016
Meanwhile, the legend of Jeff Heath grows. Garrett said he was pretty impressive kicking in practice yesterday, making about 50% on the smaller, tighter goal posts they were using.
Lance Dunbar - His knee became an issue in yesterday’s practice and he was unable to finish. They will evaluate him today at practice on a limited basis.
DeMarcus Lawrence - Besides knocking off the rust of a four-game suspension he has some back issues, so the Cowboys only worked him on the side yesterday during practice. He will be limited today but they will try to get him more involved in drills.