Former TCU linebacker Stephen Hodge is eligible to come off the physically unable to perform list today. The Cowboys will have until Nov. 8 to call him up, and, once they do, they will have three weeks for him to practice. After that, they have a decision to make -- release him, place him on injured reserve, or add him to the 53-player roster.
Hodge has not played in even a preseason game and has barely practiced since the Cowboys made him a sixth-round pick in 2009. He had microfracture knee surgery more than a year ago and continues to rehab from that.
The Cowboys drafted Hodge for his special teams abilites, hoping that he could become the next Bill Bates.
-- Charean Williams