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Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean Lee said he is ready to go Sunday against the Washington Redskins after going through two full practices and is no longer on the injury report. Lee missed three games because of a hamstring strain and should share time with Jaylon Smith and Leighton Vander Esch. "If you're ready, if you're 100 percent, you play," Lee said. "I've missed a lot of time already so I'm trying not to miss much more, trying to play as many games as I can. If you're 100% and you can play, you need to play and I need to play. I haven't played a lot this year, so I need to get out there and get snaps, continue to improve and hopefully help this defense."

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

After getting a second opinion on his groin injury, wide receiver Tavon Austin will not have surgery at this time but he is expected to miss multiple weeks. He was injured in last week's win against Jacksonville. Jerry Jones said Austin's injury was similar to the one that forced Morris Claiborne to miss nine games in 2016. Injured reserve could be an option for Austin but the Cowboys are keeping their options open.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys want to use Dak Prescott in the running game but some defenses just don't allow it on zone reads, however, coordinator Scott Linehan and Prescott agree that the quarterback's running is more important to the offense this year than in the past, considering the absences of Dez Bryant and Jason Witten in the passing game. “I would say so,” Prescott said. “It's an element we need to explore more. In past years, you had different things that were go-tos that aren't go-tos now. So maybe using the run game and using my feet can serve that benefit to us.”

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Wide receiver Terrance Williams' three-game suspension will cost him roughly $835,000 in base salary and signing bonus forfeiture. With a $3.5 million base salary, he will lose three game checks, totaling about $618,000. He received a $5 million signing bonus last year and will have to pay back about $220,000.

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Cowboys WR Williams gets 3-game suspension

Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams has been suspended three games without pay for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. A source tells ESPN's Todd Archer the suspension stems from a summer intoxication arrest.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys are getting as healthy as they been all season. Linebacker Sean Lee (hamstring) and defensive linemen DeMarcus Lawrence (shoulder), Randy Gregory (knee) and David Irving went through full practices on Thursday after being limited on Wednesday.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaylon Smith grew up playing running back, dreaming of being Adrian Peterson one day. On Sunday, he gets to tackle the future Hall of Fame running back when the Cowboys take on the Washington Redskins. Peterson has 339 yards and four touchdowns on 77 carries in his first season with Washington. “AP's still got it,” Smith said. “Hopefully I can get his jersey after the game.”

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Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Great example of the sensational feel and confidence Luka Doncic has: He grabbed a long defensive rebound late in the third and immediately pushed it, creating a quick layup for himself on the other end. No hesitation whatsoever — he just grabbed it and went.

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

No. 1 overall pick Deandre Ayton had the stronger first half in his debut against No. 3 pick Luka Doncic as his Phoenix Suns took a 56-46 lead over the Dallas Mavericks to the break. Ayton had 10 points, five rebounds and two assists in 15 minutes, knocking down a pair of midrange jumpers and finishing an and-one with the foul on Doncic. Doncic showed his court vision, handing out three assists to DeAndre Jordan, including a behind-the-back pass for a dunk. However, Doncic missed all three shots he attempted outside the paint.