Dez Bryant a limited participant in practice

IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant was limited in practice on Thursday with back stiffness. Team officials don't believe his health is serious, and he's expected to play in Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints.

Bryant did some individual drills.

Starting defensive ends George Selvie (shoulder) and DeMarcus Ware (thigh) were also limited in practice, and like Bryant should play against the Saints.

"I feel pretty good and I will try to get a little work done this week," said Ware, who has missed the past three games. "I'm ready to play, and get out there and see what I can do this week. You get frustrated, but you got to find some type of positive note. For me, watching the game from the sidelines, it was a little bit different. I see how guys attack us and how they attack me in certain situations, and it will make me better coming in this week."

Safety Barry Church (hamstring), wide receiver Dwayne Harris (hip), safety Danny McCray (toe and hip) and DeMarco Murray (knee) were full participants in practice.

Wide receiver Miles Austin (hamstring), cornerback Morris Claiborne (hamstring), defensive end Jason Hatcher (stinger), defensive tackle Nick Hayden (rib), DeVonte Holloman (neck), and safety J.J. Wilcox (knee) didn't practice.

Hatcher said he was able to lift his arm over his head and is hopeful he'll play Sunday night. Hayden's injury isn't considered serious.

"I have to be all the way comfortable," Hatcher said. "I can't go out there and then jeopardize the season."

Austin, Claiborne, Holloman and Wilcox are not expected to play.