Sean Lee returns to practice


Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee was ruled in for Monday night’s game against the Bears by owner Jerry Jones early this week, but he still needed to actually get out on the practice field and show that his hamstring could handle a return to football work.

Lee accomplished part of that on Thursday as he joined the rest of the Cowboys at practice. It’s the first time that Lee’s been able to do that since getting hurt on November 10 and he’ll be ready to go for Monday as long as there aren’t any setbacks.

It also looks like they have a good shot at getting Justin Durant back from his hamstring injury as well. Durant, who has also missed the last two games, was practicing as the Cowboys remained outside despite cold and rainy weather in Dallas. Coach Jason Garrett explained he wanted the team prepared for conditions in Chicago.

“We want to practice here, outside. The weather has been good to us, going off to play in some of these northern cities where the weather is bad. A couple of weeks ago against the Giants, we got some bad weather down here in the days leading up to that,” Garrett said, via the team’s website. “We thought that was a positive, just to get out and practice in it. And it sounds like the weather is not going to be great here the next couple of days, so we’ll certainly embrace that opportunity.”

Cornerback Morris Claiborne and wide receiver Dwayne Harris, also suffering from hamstring injuries, remained out for the Cowboys.