Dallas’ Williams injures wrist, is day-to-dayDallas receiver Roy Williams missed the team’s second practice Sunday with a sprained left wrist sustained when he landed hard earlier in the day. The Cowboys said X-rays were negative and that Williams, expected to be the team’s No. 1 receiver with Terrell Owens gone, is day-to-day. Williams arrived from winless Detroit in mid-October and received a $45 million, five-year contract extension. Cornerback Mike Jenkins returned to practice after missing a week with a sprained right ankle. Neither Jenkins nor Terence Newman, among the team’s top three cornerbacks, played in the preseason opener Thursday night. Newman sustained a slight groin strain Aug. 8, the same day Jenkins was hurt. Coach Wade Phillips expects Newman to be back at practice today, when the Cowboys have only an afternoon workout. Phillips has said Newman and Jenkins could have played last week if it were the regular season. →Broncos: Receiver Brandon Marshall and free safety Brian Dawkins returned to practice. Marshall had missed more than a week of workouts with a leg injury. Friday, an Atlanta jury found him not guilty of misdemeanor battery against his former girlfriend. Dawkins had his right hand heavily wrapped and was wearing an orange protective jersey. He had been out since Aug. 3 with a broken right hand. Rookie running back Knowshon Moreno was not on the field. He left Friday’s game against San Francisco with a sprained left knee. → Jets: Rookie QB Mark Sanchez, coming off an impressive NFL debut, will start next Monday’s nationally televised preseason game at Baltimore. Sanchez entered a 23-20 loss to St. Louis with 28 seconds left in the first quarter and threw a 48-yard pass to David Clowney. He completed three of four passes for 88 yards. Kellen Clemens was 4-of-4 for 24 yards, was sacked once and lost a fumble. →Texans: Houston’s Rex Grossman is expected to miss about a month with a hamstring injury, and the Texans are looking to sign a quarterback to fill in until he’s healthy. Grossman, Houston’s third QB and the former Bears starter, was injured in Saturday’s win over the Chiefs. Coach Gary Kubiak said he doesn’t feel comfortable finishing the preseason with only Matt Schaub and backup Dan Orlovsky. →Vikings: The quarterback competition creeps closer to resolution. Sage Rosenfels shined with the first team in the preseason game at Indianapolis, though coach Brad Childress is keeping the performance in perspective. The coach is also making sure not to put Tarvaris Jackson’s struggles in too strong of a light. Jackson starts this week when the Vikes play Kansas City.
Dallas’ Williams injures wrist, is day-to-day