Feeling better

The Cowboys are healthy again and feeling a little recharged after returning to practice from the bye weekend.

For the first time all season they will have their top three cornerbacks on the field in Terence Newman, Orlando Scandrick and Mike Jenkins. Newman missed the first two games with a groin injury. Scandrick had been sidelined since the season opener with a ankle sprain.

Wide receiver Miles Austin is also back and ready to go after missing the last two games with a hamstring injury.

"Well, it feels good," coach Jason Garrett said. "You guys have heard me say this before, injuries are a part of the National Football League in 32 cities across this league. We just have to understand that. We did a good job of battling through some of the injuries — the individual players fighting through it themselves but also the backup players trying to take advantage of their opportunities. Having said all that, it's better to have the guys, your starters, back out there practicing and moving towards playing in the game on Sunday."

Garrett said his team also needed the time away to recharge after an up and down first four games.

"I think it's important to recharge your battery and get away from it a little bit," Garrett said.

"We got some good work in on the practice fields and in the meeting rooms last week but the players were off after practice on Wednesday until this morning. For those guys to just get away from the building, some guys just get out of town, spend some time with their family and certainly try to think at times about the first four games of the season and where we've been and maybe more importantly get away from it and start thinking about where we are going.

"And we tried to do that as coaches and we tried to reset it this morning in our meetings and in our practice today and said, 'OK, this is what happened, this is where we're going and this is the plan for getting there.'"

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