FRISCO, Texas – David Irving wasn’t on hand for the Cowboys’ first practice of Week 14 on Wednesday.
Irving suffered a concussion in last week’s win against Washington, and he did not participate in the first practice of the week. He was one of five absentees on Wednesday morning, along with Tyron Smith, La’el Collins, Justin Durant and Orlando Scandrick.
Both of the Cowboys’ tackles have been dealing with back injuries this season. Smith has been managing his back problems for most of the year and does not typically practice on Wednesdays. Collins played the entire game against the Redskins last week, although he didn’t practice at all heading into the game.
Scandrick is doubtful for this weekend’s trip to New York, as he suffered a broken transverse process in his back during last week’s win. Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Scandrick will be evaluated as the week goes along, but it seems long a longshot he’d be eligible to return in just one week.
Durant suffered a concussion during the Thanksgiving loss to the Los Angeles Chargers and has not yet returned to action.
Despite those losses, the Cowboys did have some good news in the return of Sean Lee to the practice field. It’s been almost a month since Lee suffered a hamstring injury against Atlanta, but he was participating in practice on Wednesday and is hopeful he’ll be able to return to action this weekend.
Dak Prescott also appeared to have no issues throwing the ball after bruising his hand during the game against Washington. Garrett said he doesn’t anticipate the injury being a problem for Prescott going forward.