Defensive end Edgar Jones has missed the past five games after requiring sports hernia surgery. But he expects to return before the end of the season.
The Cowboys played him on injured reserve/designated for return, and he is eligible to be back on the field Dec. 15 against Green Bay.
"We anticipate him being... ready to go when he’s eligible to come back," Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Monday.
Jones, whom the Cowboys acquired in a trade from Kansas City on Aug. 31, started jogging Monday.
"I'm definitely fortunate they IR'd me to return back, but the most important thing with me right now is just taking it one day a time," Jones said Monday. "As long as I'm feeling good, just keep increasing the work."
Jones had five tackles, three quarterback pressures and a pass defensed in 67 defensive snaps. He also played 77 special teams plays.
-- Charean Williams