Injury report: Mike Jenkins is better

IRVING, Texas -- The Cowboys received some positive news Thursday regarding their injury report.

Cornerback Mike Jenkins (bruised knee) was limited in practice, but coach Wade Phillips said he's getting "better and better."

Wide receiver Dez Bryant was also limited in practice with bruised ribs. Phillips said Bryant won't wear a flack jacket to protect his ribs, but there appears to be concern about the soreness in his rib area where it continues to bother him.

Sean Lee, the linebacker coming back from a hamstring injury, and Sam Young the tackle returning from a knee injury, practiced but probably won't play Sunday at Houston.

Jay Ratliff missed a second consecutive day because of the death of his grandparents and was returning to Dallas on Thursday night. Ratliff is expected to practice on Friday.

Houston wide receiver Andre Johnson (ankle) and defensive end Mario Williams (groin) were limited in practice Thursday, but both are expected to play.