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Monday, 01 December 2008 09:37
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 IRVING, Texas (AP) -Dallas linebacker DeMarcus Ware and running back Marion Barber were not at practice Monday, the first time the Cowboys were back on the field since both were hurt Thanksgiving Day.
Coach Wade Phillips said both were ``day to day.'' Ware, the NFL sacks leader, has a hyperextended left knee and Barber has a dislocated right pinkie toe.
``We'll see how they are,'' Phillips said before the early portion of practice open to reporters.
MRI tests Friday revealed no significant damage for Ware and Barber. Both got hurt in the Cowboys' 34-9 victory over Seattle. Phillips expects Ware to practice this week, but was less certain about Barber.
``It depends on what the doctors say,'' Phillips said. ``We want to make sure he can obviously do the things he needs to do. How long that takes and what we have to do as far as practice is concerned, I don't know. Earlier, (doctors) said he would have to stay out during the week, but I don't know if that is the case or not.''
y walkthroughs as the team prepares for Sunday's game at Pittsburgh.
Barber got hurt when someone stepped on his foot in the first half Thursday. After X-rays revealed no broken bone, Barber returned after halftime, had only one more carry, leaving the game for good after a 4-yard run midway through the third quarter.
A few plays later, Ware got hurt when his leg turned awkwardly on consecutive steps while rushing the quarterback. He dropped to the ground before walking off under his own power.
Ware had three sacks in the game, pushing his season total to 15.
The Cowboys put left guard Kyle Kosier on injured reserve, ending his season after he played in only three games because of a right foot injury. Kosier reinjured his foot twice trying to return.
Cornerback Adam ``Pacman'' Jones will be eligible to play Sunday after his six-game suspension. Jones has already returned to practice, but the Cowboys still have a roster exemption and do not yet have to put him on their 53-man roster.
Cornerback Mike Jenkins (hamstring) and receiver Miles Austin (sprained left knee) were held out of practice Monday.
Browns
Quarterback Derek Anderson and tight end Kellen Winslow underwent further medical tests Monday on potential season-ending injuries.
a sack in the final minutes of a 10-6 loss to the Colts.
Following the game, Anderson said he sprained his medial collateral ligament, an injury he sustained in college and one that normally requires three or four weeks of rest. But Browns coach Romeo Crennel has not yet ruled out Anderson returning at some point in the season's final month.
``Just looking at it, the best-case scenario might be a hyperextended knee,'' Crennel said. ``Worse case, it's some kind of ligament damage.''
Winslow got hurt in the third quarter while blocking on a running play and did not return. He was already playing with a sprained right shoulder. Winslow was limping badly in the locker room after the game and left the Stadium wearing a walking boot.
``We are all concerned to see if it is a high ankle (sprain) because those usually take a little longer,'' Crennel said.
With Anderson out this week, Ken Dorsey will start at quarterback against the Titans. Crennel said the club will attempt to sign a veteran as Dorsey's backup and that return specialist Joshua Cribbs, who played quarterback at Kent State, could have his role expanded in Cleveland's offense. Cribbs took one snap Sunday in the shotgun formation and has lined up at quarterback periodically this season.
Packers
The Packers have seen enough from inconsistent punter Derrick Frost.
Coach Mike McCarthy said Monday the team was going to cut Frost and replace him with another player this week. McCarthy said Frost, who was signed when the team cut Jon Ryan just before the season opener in September, performed well in practices but couldn't carry it over to games.
Frost has had only eight punts downed inside the 20-yard line all season, tying him for 29th in the league. He averaged 42.1 yards per punt and 36.1 net yards, putting him outside the league's top 20 in both categories.
 

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