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Cardinals vs. Cowboys injury report: Tony Romo doesn't practice again, Tony Jefferson cleared consussion protocol

Another look at the injury report for both teams.

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Thursday came and went and brought both the Arizona Cardinals and Dallas Cowboys released another injury report.

As news goes, the biggest part of the report was about Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. He once again did not practice. His head coach, Jason Garrett, did not rule him out for Sunday, but  he also did not give any reassuring that he would.

Two starting offensive linemen -- left guard Ronald Leary and right tackle Doug Free -- also did not practice. According to my podcast guest from Blogging The Boys, it is probably a 50/50 proposition whether either plays on Sunday, which means Calais Campbell and Alex Okafor will be matched up against backups. Free has a foot injury and Leary has a groin injury.

Linebacker Rolando McClain was upgraded on Thursday to limited with his shoulder. Of course, this has been the trend for most of the season, as they try to get him healthy enough each week to play on Sundays. Linebacker Bruce Carter (thigh/finger) was downgraded, though. After practicing fully on Wednesday, he was limited  on Thursday.

Defensive end Anthony Spencer (knee/foot) was also limited.

For Arizona, safety  Tony Jefferson returned to practice on a limited basis, but cleared the final stage of the concussion protocol, so he will be good to go for playing on Sunday.

The only player to sit out of practice was running back Stepfan Taylor, who has already been ruled out for Sunday. The only players limited were Jefferson, running back Andre Ellington (foot) and tight end Troy Niklas (ankle).

Patrick Peterson (concussion) was a full participant.

Here is the list for each team:


Out: RB Stepfan Taylor (calf)

Limited: RB Andre Ellington (foot), S Tony Jefferson (head), TE Troy Niklas (ankle)

Full: DE Calais Campbell (knee), LB Kenny Demens (back), WR Michael Floyd (knee), S Rashad Johnson (knee), CB Patrick Peterson (concussion)


DNP: QB Tony Romo (back), T Doug Free (foot), G Ronald Leary (groin)

Limited: OLB Bruce Carter (thigh/finger), MLB Rolando McClain (shoulder), DE Anthony Spencer (knee/foot)

Full: CB Brandon Carr, DE Jack Crawford (calf), T Jeremy Parnell (chest)