Cowboys work out CB Chris McAlister

IRVING -- The Cowboys worked out five players on Thursday including veteran cornerback Chris McAlister. Running back Herb Donaldson, linebacker Leon Williams, defensive tackle Henry Smith and offensive lineman Cliff Lewis also worked out at Valley Ranch.

The Cowboys won't do anything until next week. Donaldson looks like a practice squad candidate because the team lost running back Chauncey Washington to the Jets active roster earlier this week.

McAlister would be an interesting move. He signed with the Saints on Nov. 18 and was later cut on Dec. 8. McAlister had four tackles with a forced fumble and fumble recovery.