Doug Free, Zack Martin didn't suffer high ankle sprains

IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys are not completely sure about the statuses of Doug Free and Zack Martin for Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts, but coach Jason Garrett said they did not suffer high ankle sprains.

Free did not play in the second half of Sunday’s 38-27 win against the Philadelphia Eagles because of a left ankle injury and Martin continued to play after hurting his right ankle in the second quarter.

Free missed three games earlier this season with a broken right foot but has had issues with his left foot and ankle.

Garrett admitted some concern about Free’s availability for Sunday because he was unable to finish the Eagles game. Jermey Parnell replaced Free against Philadelphia and would start against the Colts if he can’t play.

“We’ll see what the MRI says and make our next best decision,” Garrett said. “We’ll take it day to day.”

Martin had his ankle heavily taped for the second half and was limping badly after the game.

“Zack was just fantastic,” Garrett said. “He hurt that ankle early on in the game and just kept playing and fought through it. Really a tough, tough individual. Really a mature guy. I thought he handled that situation well.”

Garrett said defensive tackle Josh Brent is day to day with a calf injury. He did not make the trip to Philadelphia. While the Cowboys do not believe Brent’s injury will take long to recover from there are only two weeks left in the regular season and they could need a roster spot.