Chris Gronkowski expects to play


IRVING, Texas – Fullback Chris Gronkowski, who is listed as questionable due to a strained groin, said he expects to play Sunday against the Tennessee Titans.

Gronkowski did not practice the last two days. He received treatment, stretched and did some light conditioning work Friday.

“I should be good to go Sunday,” said Gronkowski, the only fullback on the roster. “It just needs to calm down a little bit, but it feels a lot better today.”

Gronkowski has been nagged by recurring groin pain since last year, when he was a senior at Arizona. He said he suffered a slight tear in his adductor muscle last year, but he did not miss any games.

If Gronkowski can’t play, the Cowboys will rely more on their two- and three-tight end sets. Starter Jason Witten and third tight end Scott Chandler are capable of playing H-back and serving as lead blockers.

Titans starting receiver Justin Gage (hamstring) is out. Another starter, left guard Leroy Harris, has not practiced this week and is questionable with a hamstring injury.