Cornerback Mike Jenkins has missed the past four games with a hamstring injury. The Cowboys won all four without him to move into the thick of the playoff race, alone in first place in the NFC East.
Jenkins had never missed so many games in his career. As a rookie, he was out two games with a hamstring injury. At South Florida, Jenkins played 48 games in four years.
"It's hard, especially when you have been winning," he said. "You want to be part of that."
The Cowboys listed Jenkins as limited in practice Wednesday on their official injuiry report, but coach Jason Garrett said the cornerback was "pretty full go" in his return.
"Today, I opened it up," Jenkins said. "It felt pretty good. They probably want to see more out of me before they really give me the OK. But I felt good today."
The Cowboys allowed an average of 223.5 yards passing in the four games without Jenkins.
-- Charean Williams