Saturday, September 1, 2012
Cowboys practice report: Witten returns, no Jenkins
By Calvin Watkins
IRVING, Texas -- A busy day at Valley Ranch was highlighted by the release of No. 3 quarterback Stephen McGee, but Jason Witten (spleen), Miles Austin (hamstring) and Dez Bryant (knee) also made news by returning to the practice fields Saturday.
The Cowboys are not required to release a practice report until Sunday so it's not known how much work Witten, Austin and Bryant received.
Bryant, however, was wearing a sleeve on his right knee and all the players were in full pads.
Mike Jenkins (shoulder) was supposed to practice Saturday, but during the open media portion of practice, he wasn't on the field. He could have gotten some work in the walkthrough session or was getting some rehab work done inside the facility.
Fourth-round pick Kyle Wilber (hand) was in full pads, but he was wearing a small cast during the special team drills.
Nose tackle Jay Ratliff (ankle), wide receiver Andre Holmes (undetermined), safety Danny McCray (stinger) and safety Matt Johnson (hamstring) didn't practice.
Wide receiver Cole Beasley has changed numbers. He is now 11.
Newly signed guard Ryan Cook is No. 63.