Despite Hatcher's return, the team still has concerns. Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said on KRLD-FM that if the game were today Hatcher wouldn't play, and that his availability for Sunday should be a game-time decision.
Hatcher expressed concern about whether he could play because he's never had a stinger before. He will use a special neck brace to protect the area in case he plays Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.
Elsewhere during Friday's open practice session, Dez Bryant made a leaping catch on a pass thrown behind him, arching his back to make the play.
Bryant was limited in practice Thursday with a sore back. Jones said there are no disk issues with the receiver.