Danny McCray returns to practice

November, 1, 2013
11/01/13
12:35
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IRVING, Texas -- As DeMarcus Ware and Miles Austin continue to do rehab work on the side, Dallas Cowboys safety Danny McCray returned to practice for the first time this week.

McCray missed Wednesday and Thursday’s practices with toe and hip injuries but he should be available to play his special teams’ role. The Cowboys could also use him at safety if needed with Barry Church playing with a hamstring strain and only Jakar Hamilton in reserve.

Austin will likely miss his second straight game and fourth in the last six weeks because of a hamstring strain. Austin has not practiced at all this week after going through at least limited portions of practice the previous two weeks.

“He can play without getting a whole lot of reps but he has certainly been dialed back this week,” coach Jason Garrett said. “We’ll see how he does today.”

Cornerback Morris Claiborne (hamstring), guard Brian Waters (triceps), safety J.J. Wilcox (knee) and linebacker DeVonte Holloman (neck) are also sitting out for the third straight day and will not play Sunday.

With Claiborne out, the Cowboys will call up Micah Pellerin from the practice squad.

Todd Archer

ESPN Dallas Cowboys reporter

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