Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo officially was listed as limited during Wednesday's practice, but he told New York reporters on a conference call that he expects to play Sunday.
Romo said he wore a glove at practice to help with "compression" on his injured right hand, but he does not expect to wear it for the game.
Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Romo still has swelling in his hand, which Romo hit on Jason Babin's helmet during last week's game against the Eagles. Romo was in the training room during the open locker room period, getting treatment on his hand.
"It seemed like he was able to throw the ball OK, but he still needs to make some progress with that thing," Garrett said. "The hand is still swollen."
The Cowboys were missing four players, including three defensive starters, at practice. Linebacker Sean Lee was sick. Nose tackle Jay Ratliff (rib muscle strain) and linebacker DeMarcus Ware (stinger) were held out for precautionary reasons. Ratliff and Ware expect to return to practice Thursday.
"I’ll be out there tomorrow," Ware said. "I feel great. I was just taking a little time off, me and Jay, to sort of recoup and get ready for this game."
Safety Danny McCray (ankle) could return to practice Thursday, too. He missed last week's game.
Besides Romo, nose tackle Josh Brent (knee), receiver Andre Holmes (hamstring), cornerback Mike Jenkins (shoulder), running back Felix Jones (hamstring) and receiver Kevin Ogletree (knee) were limited.
Jones played six plays, with five touches, in the Eagles' game after feeling tightness in his hamstring late in the game against the Bucs two weeks ago.
"Felix looks good," Garrett said. "I think he responded well. He got some work in practice well, and it seemed like he was running fairly well."
-- Charean Williams