Every player who missed Sunday’s game against Washington because of injuries returned to practice Wednesday and should play in the divisional playoff game Jan. 13. Everyone, that is, except for receiver Terrell Owens.
Center Andre Gurode (knee) practiced on a limited basis, while safety Pat Watkins (ankle), cornerback Terence Newman (knee) and nose tackle Jay Ratliff (knee) worked with no problems, coach Wade Phillips said.
But while Owens still isn’t ready to go, he is no longer wearing the walking boot. He has jogged the past couple of days and could practice next Wednesday or Thursday, at least that’s what Phillips hopes will happen.
Phillips said Owens will try to play in the Cowboys first playoff game. The question is how effective he will be and will it set him back for being available for future playoff games?
“He’s shown in the past and I think even in the game when he got hurt he walked off the field and he walked up and down the sideline like he might play again,” Phillips said. “We’d like to have him for more than one.
-- Clarence E. Hill, Jr.