By Michael Cunningham
FLOWERY BRANCH–Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon did not practice today because of a right ankle injury suffered during the game at Philadelphia on Sunday.
Weatherspoon is being treated for a low ankle sprain. Weatherspoon was hurt on a tackle attempt against Eagles running back LeSean McCoy in the fourth quarter of Atlanta’s 30-17 victory.
“I think we know where he’s going to be tomorrow in terms of whether if he’s going to be able to go beyond that,” Falcons coach Mike Smith said. “He wasn’t able to come out here and work with our guys on the sideline. When he can get out here and do some stuff on the side then we’ll think he has a chance. If he’s not able to do that, then we think he will not be ready to go.”
Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan was asked how he would adjust if Weatherspoon can’t play.
“I might need your help on that,” Nolan quipped. “That’s a game-plan thing. All I can tell you is that’s a tough one. We’ll see.”
Akeem Dent worked with the starters in place of Weatherspoon. Dent played every defensive snap against the Raiders with Stephen Nicholas slowed by a sore ankle.
Falcons guard Garrett Reynolds (back) and wide receiver Kevin Cone (groin) also sat out practice today.
Falcons wide receiver Harry Douglas (knee/ankle) worked off to the side with trainers for most of practice before participating in some of the walk-through reps. He suffered the injury against the Raiders and missed the Eagles game.
Defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux (knee), kicker Matt Bryant (back) and wide receivers Drew Davis (hamstring) and Roddy White (back) were limited.
Running back DeMarco Murray (foot) and wide receiver Dez Bryant (hip) missed practice for the Cowboys.
Murray has missed the past two games.
“It’s an injury where feel like have to be patient with him,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. “We will visit with him tomorrow morning and see where he’s at.”
Bryant was hurt while making what at first was ruled a game-winning touchdown catch Sunday against the Giants. The touchdown was overturned on review.
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