Danny McCray slowed by ankle injury

IRVING, Texas -- The Cowboys welcomed several big-name players back to practice Monday, like Miles Austin and Orlando Scandrick, but their best special teams’ player of the last two years was absent.

Danny McCray suffered an ankle sprain on a punt return against Detroit and while he was able to finish that game he did not practice last week and was held out of Monday’s practice.

McCray, however, expects to play Sunday at New England.

“I’m doing my rehab,” McCray said. “I went out there today and broke a little sweat to see how it felt and it felt pretty good … I played the rest of the game with it so that was good. I can play through the pain as long as it’s something tolerable.”

McCray has 10 special teams’ tackles in four games. He led the Cowboys last year with 28 as a rookie.