Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin and defensive end DeMarcus Ware were without pads yet again at the start of Thursday's practice. Both were going through rehab exercises on a side field.
Austin (hamstring) and Ware (thigh) have not practiced this week, and seem unlikely to play this Sunday against the Vikings.
Cornerback Morris Claiborne (hamstring), right guard Brian Waters (elbow), linebacker DeVonte Holloman (neck) and safeties J.J. Wilcox (knee) and Danny McCray (hip/ toe) were also not practicing.
Defensive tackle Jason Hatcher (neck), safety Barry Church (hamstring), running back DeMarco Murray (knee) and receiver Dwayne Harris (hip) were among those practicing in the early part of practice open to the media.
-- Drew Davison