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Injury report: Barber, Ware injured

10/21/2009

Here's the Cowboys' injury report and what it means.

First, everybody practiced in the rain Wednesday at Carrollton's Standridge Stadium.

Now, the injuries:

Starting running back Marion Barber has a fractured left thumb. He practiced with a soft cast on Wednesday and is expected to play against Atlanta. For your information, Barber is right-handed and carries the ball on that side.

An MRI revealed that starting outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware has a stress fracture on his left foot; he is playing with pain. Coach Wade Phillips said Ware should play Sunday against Atlanta.

Phillips said the foot problem isn't a reason why Ware has only two sacks this season.

Running back Felix Jones is practicing with a bulky left knee brace. He said he's still sore but he's able to make cuts, which is a good thing as far as his recovery is concerned.

Safety Gerald Sensabaugh has a cast over his right thumb and said he should be able to grab wide receivers and catch passes.

Wide receiver Roy Williams was still sore following practice as he recovers from three bruised ribs. Phillips didn't guarantee Williams would start Sunday against Atlanta. If Williams is out, Patrick Crayton and Miles Austin will get the call.

Other injuries of note: Right tackle Marc Colombo (sprained ankle), right guard Leonard Davis (broken thumb), center Andre Gurode (sprained knee), safety Michael Hamlin (broken wrist) and linebacker Curtis Johnson (hamstring) should all play on Sunday.