McBriar out with groin, no Gurode at practice

IRVING -- Monday was a medical day for the Cowboys as several players returned to the practice fields and others joined the list of the injured.

Punter Mat McBriar missed the Monday morning session at Valley Ranch with a sore groin, inside linebacker Bradie James and guard Kyle Kosier also were out with undisclosed injuries.

However, the return of kickers David Buehler, Kai Forbath, Montrae Holland and Teddy Williams was good news for the team.

Center Andre Gurode was a no-show at practice as he talks to team officials about his status with the team.

Miles Austin (hamstring) and Bruce Carter (knee), cornerbacks Terence Newman (groin) and Josh Thomas (hamstring), linebacker Orie Lemon (hamstring), tight end Martellus Bennett (ankle), center Phil Costa (knee) and defensive end Marcus Spears (groin) were also not practicing.