Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Felix Jones sits out again
By Todd Archer
IRVING, Texas -- Felix Jones is missing his second straight day of practice because of hamstring tightness, but the Cowboys continue to express faith he will play Saturday against Philadelphia.
Executive Vice President Stephen Jones said the team was being cautious because Jones is the only full-time running back available. Sammy Morris signed last week and had 12 carries for 53 yards against Tampa Bay. Chauncey Washington is on the practice squad.
While Jones is out, outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware and nose tackle Jay Ratliff were back to practice after missing Tuesday’s session. The Cowboys will have to manage Ware (stinger) and Ratliff (rib muscle strain) for the rest of the season in practice.
Wide receiver Kevin Ogletree was back to work after he could not finish Tuesday's practice after banging knees with a player in practice.
Safety Danny McCray (ankle) also missed his second straight day of practice. Wide receiver Andre Holmes (hamstring) and nose tackle Josh Brent (knee) are also missing practice.