Thursday, December 5, 2013
Cowboys' Sean Lee back at practice
By Todd Archer
IRVING, Texas – Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee was back on the practice field for the first time since suffering a hamstring strain on Nov. 10 against the New Orleans Saints.
Lee has missed the past two games but he will play Monday against the Chicago Bears, as should linebacker Justin Durant, who also was hurt versus the Saints and returned to practice on Thursday. How much they practiced will be revealed later in the day, but the expectation is that both will be limited.
The only players missing from Thursday’s workout were cornerback Morris Claiborne and wide receiver Dwayne Harris, who have hamstring injuries. Both players could miss their second straight game with the injury.
Fullback Tyler Clutts, who will wear No. 44, is taking part in his first practice since signing with the Cowboys on Tuesday.
With temperatures in the mid-30s and rain starting to fall, the Cowboys could get a feel for the elements when they play at Soldier Field. The high temperature for Chicago on Monday is 27 degrees with a low of 5.
“We want to practice here, outside,” coach Jason Garrett said. “The weather has been good to us. Going up to play in some of these northern cities where the weather is bad, a couple of weeks ago against the Giants we got some bad weather down here in the days leading up to that and we thought that was a positive to go out there and practice in it. It sounds like the weather’s not going to be great here the next couple of days, so we’re going to embrace that opportunity as well.”
If the weather is too bad to practice outside, the Cowboys could move Friday’s practice to Highland Park’s indoor facility. AT&T Stadium is not available this week because it is set up for the Kentucky-Baylor college basketball game.