SAN ANTONIO - AUGUST 06: Center Andre Gurode #65 of the Dallas Cowboys during training camp at the Alamodome on August 6, 2009 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Three-time Pro Bowl center Andre Gurode returned to practice on Thursday, after missing team activities Wednesday with a sprained right knee. Gurode said he expects to play on Sunday.
However, all was not good news on the injury front.
Wide receiver Roy Williams missed his second practice in a row with bruised cartilage on three of his ribs, the result of a vicious D.J. Williams hit (and, I suppose, an awful throw by Tony Romo) during Sunday afternoon's 17-10 loss to Denver.
According to Brandon George at the Dallas Morning News, Williams came out in the Cowboys' practice uniform, but without pads or a helmet. Williams himself seems unsure of his status Sunday, but said that he hopes to play. If this doesn't happen, Kevin Ogletree, the breakout star of training camp, will likely see his first action of the regular season.
Felix Jones also sat out with the sprained knee that kept him out of action in Denver, and is listed as doubtful for Sunday; unless Jones returns quicker than expected, Tashard Choice and Marion Barber will once again share running duties.