Miles Austin participates in full practice

IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin took part in his second straight full practice after missing two games with a hamstring injury.

Austin will need to clear another hurdle at Friday’s practice, but it appears he will be available Sunday against the Washington Redskins. Austin chose not to speak Thursday, but his teammates have been encouraged.

“Another big, explosive receiver,” Dez Bryant said. “It’s always great to have Miles back in the lineup.”

Defensive end Jason Hatcher was limited in practice for the second straight day because of a stinger, but he is expected to play Sunday.

Linebacker Justin Durant (groin), defensive end Edgar Jones (groin) and running back Lance Dunbar (hamstring) did not practice for the second straight day. Safety Barry Church (broken nose) said the swelling in his nose has gone down, and he did not need a procedure to reset the break. He was a full participant in practice. Wide receiver Dwayne Harris (hip) was limited for the second straight day.