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No practice for Austin, Bryant, Romo

9/23/2011

IRVING -- The Cowboys listed 11 players on their injury report Thursday.

Miles Austin (hamstring), Dez Bryant (quad), Phil Costa (knee), Derrick Dockery (knee), Felix Jones (shoulder), Tony Romo (rib and lung) and Orlando Scandrick were listed.

Terence Newman (groin) returned to the practice field for the first time since early August. Mike Jenkins (shoulder) is also listed on the reported but he was a full participant in practice. Bill Nagy (neck) and Anthony Spencer (shoulder) also practiced.

Romo underwent a CT scan on Thursday to determine if the small puncture in his lung has healed enough in order for him to play. Romo is still in pain and is sleeping in a chair.

"He did play over 2 1/2 quarters with this ting the other day," coach Jason Garrett said of Romo's lung. "I think there are probably degrees in there of healing that I think the doctors want to make sure he has before we'll put him back out there. Again, we'll evaluate that as the week goes on."

Bryant said he's hopeful to practice on Friday and Garrett said the receiver hasn't had any setbacks. It's just a matter of getting the quad to loosen up.

Jones said he's feeling better, and he's wearing a device to keep the shoulder in place.

Dockery is a new injury. He suffered a sprained MCL to his right knee in the third quarter of the Week 2 win over the San Francisco 49ers. Dockery played through the injury but it's enough to keep him out of Monday night's game against his former team, the Washington Redskins. Dockery also has a slight fracture of his fibula.

"Week-to-week," Dockery said. "We'll see. Right now, I feel like I can push off my leg and everything. My main thing is getting it healthy." Later he said, "It's very bad timing. Very disappointed. It's Monday Night Football and I was looking forward to the game. It's a minor setback and I will come back strong."

Scandrick, who suffered a high ankle sprain in the Week 1 loss to the New York Jets, got the protective boot taken off on Thursday. He hopes to start running soon.

"Once I start running it's a quick transition to playing," Scandrick said. "I'm doing whatever the trainers are telling me to do."