- Calvin Watkins, ESPN Staff Writer
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Here's a weekend injury update on several Dallas Cowboys players.
Sean Lee: The starting middle linebacker has missed the past two games with a hamstring injury. It's been a projected three- to four-week injury, but Lee said if all goes well with his recovery he could return for the Dec. 9 game at the Chicago Bears. "I think I have a great shot for returning next week," Lee said. "I have to put the work in and go through practice and go through the progressions, but I feel great [and] I should have a good shot."
Morris Claiborne: The cornerback missed the Oakland Raiders game with a hamstring injury and has missed a total of three games because of his health. Claiborne didn't sound as confident about his return for the Bears game. "I don’t know at this point," Claiborne said. "I haven’t done any running on it yet, just try to give it time to heal. Just doing treatment for it." Claiborne added he doesn't want to return too fast only to reinjure himself.
Justin Durant: As he was leaving the locker room last week, a reporter joked that the strongside linebacker could return for the Bears game. Durant just smiled. He is expected to be out three to four weeks with his hamstring injury but could return sooner. He's missed the last two games.
Lance Dunbar: The backup running back is expected to undergo left-knee surgery, which would end his season.
Jason Hatcher: The starting defensive tackle has been dealing with a stinger that caused him to miss the Nov. 10 game at New Orleans. But Hatcher has played the last two weeks. "I'm playing with one arm out there," Hatcher said. "It's just the strength of God, I’m telling you. It's amazing when I watch myself on film, knowing what I've got in my left arm, it's amazing. God is good."
Tony Romo: The QB played through a stomach virus Thursday and completed 23 of 32 passes for 225 yards and one touchdown. Romo said he took some medication for his illness but should be fine.