Dez Bryant misses practice, others return

IRVING -- Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant missed practice on Thursday.

Bryant has an sprained ankle.

Several Cowboys players who missed practice on Wednesday, mainly as a precaution, are expected to participate today.

Defensive end Igor Olshansky (right hamstring) said he's fine and will return to practice. Olshansky's MRI is also clean, his knee bothered him a little bit and he said it's part of the aches and pains of playing in the NFL.

Safety Alan Ball (shoulder) said he will practice on Thursday and won't wear a harness to protect himself.

No indication as yet on Dez Bryant (ankle) and Martellus Bennett (ankle) regarding their health and whether or not they will practice.