Posted: 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013
By Dave Halprin
The Dallas Cowboys have gotten some good news on the injury front this week. As of Tuesday morning's practice, cornerback Morris Claiborne was back and participating in team drills. Also present and participating were Cole Beasley and Ernie Sims. Unfortunately, that's about the extent of the good news.
On the bad side of the ledger, Jay Ratliff is moving to the PUP list which means he'll be out for at least the first six weeks of the season. Jerry Jones had been making noise about this for the last couple of days, now it's come to fruition. Nick Hayden is the likely choice to replace him for now. Also, Ryan Cook was moved to IR.
A host of Cowboys are still sitting out practice. Big guns Anthony Spencer and Ron Leary are still out. The hope is that Spencer will return next week, there is no real update on Leary's status.
Sitting out practice on Tuesday were Jason Hatcher and Mackenzy Bernadeau although those injuries have been termed as minor. Others missing practice include Matt Johnson, Danny McCray, Eric Frampton, and Brandon Magee on defense and Lance Dunbar and Nate Livings on offense.