The Cowboys can clinch a playoff spot this week, but they’re going to have to push through some illness first.
Via Todd Archer of ESPN.com, Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee was not on the practice field today with some unknown but apparently not terribly serious malady. Defensive end David Irving was also out sick earlier this week, but was back on the field earlier today.
Lee is expected to recover in time to play the Vikings on Thursday, and the fact they played last Thursday keeps it from being a true short week for them.
The Cowboys were also without linebacker Justin Durant (hamstring) and safety J.J. Wilcox (thigh bruise) in practice, and they’ve missed the entire week so far which isn’t a good sign for their availability.