- RB Marion Barber (calf) – Barber strained his calf in the second half of the Cowboys’ Thanksgiving Day loss to the Saints and did not practice Monday. Interim head coach Jason Garrett listed Barber as “day-to-day” and said the starting running back would be evaluated throughout the week. Felix Jones has been the primary rusher in recent weeks, and third-stringer Tashard Choice would have a larger workload if Barber is limited or can’t play this Sunday against the Colts.
- LB Keith Brooking (foot) – The starting inside linebacker was not on the field for the open portion of Monday’s practice. The Cowboys were not required to release an official injury report, but Brooking reportedly rested a sore foot. The fact that he played the entire game against the Saints is an encouraging sign as the Cowboys get ready for the Colts this week.
- LB Bradie James (knee) – The starting inside linebacker has been bothered by a sore knee for a few weeks but hasn’t missed any time in games, including Thanksgiving against the Saints. He was held out of Monday’s practice as well.
- QB Tony Romo (left shoulder) – The starting quarterback is likely out at least another 1-3 weeks with a fractured left clavicle, although he has started doing some light throwing. The best rehab process is simply to let the fracture heal and that will likely take close to two months in total. It’s possible, but still uncertain, that Romo will return later this season.
- DE Sean Lissemore (ankle) – Lissemore suffered a high ankle sprain on the opening kickoff Nov. 7 against the Packers. He is expected to miss at least a month total.