OXNARD, Calif. -- When the Dallas Cowboys return to the practice field today, one wide receiver will be missing, but another will return.
Cole Beasley suffered sprained ligaments in his left foot in Dallas' preseason loss at Oakland and will likely miss Saturday’s game at Phoenix, but rookie receiver Terrance Williams will practice for the first time since suffering a concussion on Aug. 2.
Williams has missed the first two preseason games because of the concussion but was able to get some conditioning work late last week as a precursor to returning to the field. He is slated to be the No. 3 receiver behind Dez Bryant and Miles Austin, so getting as much preseason work as possible with Tony Romo is a must.
X-rays on Beasley’s foot after the game were negative, but an MRI disclosed the ligament injury. While not considered serious, he will miss enough practice time that would put his availability against the Arizona Cardinals in jeopardy.
Offensive tackles Jermey Parnell (hamstring) and Demetress Bell (conditioning) are also expected to work back into practice. Parnell has not practiced since the first week of training camp and missed a lot of the offseason with a hamstring injury. He was expected to compete with Doug Free for the right tackle spot. Bell signed with the Cowboys on the opening day of camp but failed the conditioning test and has not practiced at all.