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Monday, August 8, 2011
Choice, Murray could return next week

By Todd Archer

SAN ANTONIO -- Thirteen players were unable to work at Monday’s walkthrough, but coach Jason Garrett hinted Tashard Choice and DeMarco Murray could begin practicing next week.

Choice strained his calf in the first practice of training camp and has not practiced since. Murray, the club’s third-round pick, is on the non-football injury list with a hamstring strain but has stepped up his rehab with resistance training in recent days.

“He’ll work a little more this week and hopefully be able to practice next week,” Garrett said.

Garrett said right guard Montrae Holland (back) and cornerback Mike Jenkins (stinger) are “hour by hour” and could practice Monday afternoon. Jenkins has been held out of contact drills since suffering the stinger so he would not aggravate the inflamed nerve.

Wide receiver Titus Ryan is scheduled to get an MRI on a sore foot that has kept him out for the last few days. Linebacker Keith Brooking (hamstring) is also looking to return soon.