Cowboys prepare for three-day weekend

The Dallas Cowboys were missing five key players from Thursday's practice due to injury, according to ESPNDallas.com's Calvin Watkins.

Sam Hurd (hip), Dez Bryant (hip, ribs), Jason Witten (knee), Marc Colombo (knee) and Kyle Kosier (knee) did not participate in practice, but I'd expect everyone except perhaps Kosier to return Monday.

Watkins also noted that second-year offensive tackle Robert Brewster reported for work with his jersey on backwards. Veteran linebacker Bradie James broke the news to Brewster.