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NFL Week 5 Cincinnati Bengals at Dallas Cowboys: Thursday practice and injury report

Tyler Eifert was one of four players not practicing with the Bengals on Thursday, but, he was the only player not even present on the field.

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The Bengals returned to practice on Thursday and again, Tyler Eifert was not present on the field at Paul Brown Stadium. It seems highly unlikely that Eifert will play in Week 5, but, you can hold out hope like Marvin Lewis, if you'd like.

Cedric Ogbuehi didn't practice on Thursday as he's dealing with an illness and Jake Fisher also didn't practice while dealing with a back injury. Fisher was limited on Wednesday, so it's of note to see he wasn't able to participate at all today. The same happened with wide receiver James Wright who went from being limited on Wednesday to a non-participant on Thursday. But, Wright has been given numerous rest days due to his knee, which has undergone two surgeries in the last two years. What's different though, is Wright is now dealing with a hamstring injury, and it's not his knee that's listed on the report.

Still limited for the Bengals were Clint Boling, Rex Burkhead, Jeremy Hill and Shawn Williams.

For the Cowboys, the injury report only saw one change today as Orlando Scandrick went from being limited on Wednesday to not participating on Thursday. It seems unlikely Dez Bryant will play on Sunday after he didn't practice again on Thursday.

BENGALS

INJURY WED THUR FRI STATUS
TE Tyler Eifert Ankle/Back DNP DNP

Clint Boling Shoulder LP LP

HB Rex Burkhead Hamstring LP LP

OT Jake Fisher Back LP DNP

HB Jeremy Hill Chest LP LP

S Shawn WIlliams Thigh LP LP

WR James Wright Hamstring LP DNP

CB Dre Kirkpatrick Hamstring FP FP

OT Cedric Ogbuehi Illness -- DNP

COWBOYS

INJURY WED THUR FRI STATUS
Dan Bailey Back DNP DNP

WR Dez Bryant Knee DNP DNP

RB Lance Dunbar Knee DNP DNP

Chaz Green Foot DNP DNP

DE David Irving Concussion DNP DNP

QB Tony Romo Back DNP DNP

CB Orlando Scandrick Hamstring LP DNP

Tyron Smith Back LP LP

DE Jack Crawford Shoulder FP FP

LB Andrew Gachkar Neck FP FP

LB Mark Nzeocha Achilles FP FP

DNP - Did Not Participate
LP - Limited Participation
FP - Full Participation

Game Status:

Out = Player will not play
Doubtful = 25% chance a player will play
Questionable = 50% or greater chance a player will play 
(-) = Not Listed - No game status available / will play