Sean Lee is sick, not hurt

IRVING, Texas -- Sean Lee said Sunday night that the hamstring that tightened up in the second half of the loss to the Eagles wouldn't cause him to miss any practice time.

That's true, although Lee didn't practice Wednesday. He was sent home because he was sick.

The Cowboys are not concerned about Lee's hamstring, which is not mentioned on the official injury report.

"We did not think that was an issue," coach Jason Garrett said. "He didn't practice because of the illness."

Nose tackle Jay Ratliff (ribs) and outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware (stinger), the Cowboys' only two Pro Bowlers, did not practice because of injuries they've been dealing with for weeks. They both expect to participate in Thursday's practice and start Sunday night against the Giants.