by Dave Halprin on Dec 8, 2011 2:30 PM CST in Dallas Cowboys News
I didn't think there was much doubt that DeMarcus Ware was going to play in the huge NFC East battle with the New York Giants. His return to practice on Thursday pretty much confirms it. I don't even want to think of playing a game without the top pass rusher in the league. The other good news from today is that Laurent Robinson also practiced. Combine that with the continued participation of Miles Austin, and it looks like the Cowboys will finally have their full arsenal available at receiver.
Tony Fiammetta practiced again, and no one could be happier about that than DeMarco Murray. Abe Elam missed practice to attend his father's funeral (condolences to the Elam family) but will be back to play in the game. A few guys we could use missed practice, Josh Price-Brent and Danny McCray. McCray is a special teams demon and subs a lot in the nickel/dime packages. His absence would be felt. Also, Martellus Bennett, Phillip Tanner and Jon Kitna missed practice.