The Cowboys left several veterans home for their trip to Miami, including running back Tashard Choice. Choice has a bruised knee. DeMarco Murray, Lonyae Miller and Phillip Tanner will get extended time in Choice’s absence. Choice injured his calf in the first training camp practice and didn’t return until Aug. 23. He played in last week’s preseason game, gaining 14 yards on three carries.
Receiver Miles Austin (hamstring), cornerback Terence Newman (groin), linebacker Bradie James (foot) and guard Kyle Kosier (back) also stayed home.
Veteran guard Montrae Holland (back) and veteran cornerback Mike Jenkins (stinger) are expected to see their first preseason action.