IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys welcomed two starters back to practice on Friday but three were either not practicing or heading toward limited participation in the session.
Defensive end DeMarcus Ware (quadriceps) and safety J.J. Wilcox (knee) were not practicing and wide receiver Miles Austin (hamstring) did not run any routes during the part of practice that was open to the media. Austin was limited on Wednesday and Thursday.
Cornerback Morris Claiborne, who missed Thursday’s practice with a migraine, and defensive tackle Nick Hayden, who did not practice Wednesday or Thursday with a sore back, were on the field during the portion of practice that was open to the media.
Ware continued to do his on-field rehab off to the side.
With Wilcox out Jeff Heath took over with the first-team defense. Jason Garrett would not rule out Wilcox for Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions, but DeMarco Murray missed last week’s game with a similar injury.
Garrett said Murray has had a good two days of practice, but he was not ready to commit to the running back for Sunday’s game.
Rookie linebacker DeVonte Holloman missed his fifth straight practice with a neck injury suffered last week and will not play Sunday. Garrett said he does not believe the injury will be a long-term issue.