IRVING, Texas – A quadriceps bruise knocked Barry Church out of Sunday’s game at Seattle in the first half, but he managed to go through a full practice Wednesday.
“I felt pretty good,” said Church, who will wear a thicker thigh pad Sunday against Tampa Bay after not wearing any pads vs. Seattle.
“I feel like I’ve got to take on a little more without Gerald back there,” Church said. “He helped me through signal calling. With him gone, I’m going to have to pick up my game a little bit as well as with everybody else has got to pick it up. We’re definitely looking to communicate just as good as if he was there.”
Three defensive linemen sat out practice: Kenyon Coleman (knee), Marcus Spears (knee) and Jay Ratliff (ankle). Linebacker Alex Albright (stinger), center Phil Costa (back) and safety Matt Johnson (hamstring) also did not practice.
A sore hip limited Sean Lee's work in practice but he should be ready to go against Tampa Bay on Sunday.
Miles Austin (hamstring), Andre Holmes (knee), Mike Jenkins (shoulder), DeMarcus Ware (hamstring), Kyle Wilber (thumb) and Jason Witten (spleen) were full participants in practice. Ware was limited last Wednesday in practice so he appears to have made some progress.