Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray returned to practice on Thursday after being held out on Wednesday as a precautionary measure, but nose tackle Jay Ratliff was not on the field as he continues to recover from the groin injury that has already cost the All-Pro the past two games.
According to reports, Murray is now rocking three plates in his shoe to safeguard against re-aggravating the foot, which sustained some fairly extensive ligament damage seven weeks ago against the Ravens.
In addition to Ratliff, starting right guard Nate Livings also missed the session with a knee injury. Livings will be most likely be replaced by veteran Derrick Dockery against the Bengals.
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