“That’s something that’s going to take a little bit of time,” Coach Jay Gruden said Wednesday. “He’s going to try to run tomorrow and see where his leg feels and see if it can hold up or not. We’ll make a decision, hopefully, by Friday.
“We think it might have done something to the nerve or something. Trying to figure it out. He’s in some pain when he runs. It gives out on him a little bit. We’re going to try to strengthen it, and hopefully he can do a little bit of running tomorrow, and we’ll see where he’s at.”
Dunbar, wide receiver Jamison Crowder (ankle), guard Shawn Lauvao (calf), running back Adrian Peterson (shoulder) and linebacker Zach Brown (illness) did not practice Wednesday.
Peterson got a rest day, which will be a regular occasion on Wednesdays the rest of the season, Gruden said. The 33-year-old went through the team’s walk-through and individual drills in the morning, spent time in the rehab room and participated in all meetings. He’s expected to be back on the practice field Thursday.
“This is a good chance for him to get in the hot tub and cold tub and all the cool things we bought for our recovery center,” Gruden said. “He can get in the sleep tank for all I care. …
“This is good for him. He’s put enough Wednesdays in in his career. He can miss one or two. Or 16.”
Lauvao’s absence was precautionary after he returned from a three-game hiatus last week.
Wide receiver Paul Richardson Jr. (knee/shoulder), linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (chest), guard Brandon Scherff (knee), running back Chris Thompson (rib/knee), tackle Morgan Moses (elbow) and cornerback Fabian Moreau (ankle) were all limited Wednesday.
Richardson wanted to play against the Cowboys, but the team did not allow it, which he said was a smart decision. The speedy wideout hopes the extra rest will put him in a better position to play against the Giants.
Thompson said he felt good Wednesday, when he was able to get in a couple team reps. He plans to play Sunday if all goes well the rest of the week.
“I can’t say there’s a huge difference [from last week],” Thompson said. “It’s been one of those thing, more so, of me feeling comfortable and confident. I can say last week I wasn’t as confident as I am this week.”
Wide receiver Trey Quinn remains on injured reserve but was working out in the rehab area and is getting closer to returning. Gruden said Quinn is now jogging and could possibly start practicing next week. Defensive lineman Stacy McGee (core muscle surgery), who started the season on the physically unable to return list, began practicing last week and could be activated this week or next.
Defensive back Josh Holsey (foot), who has been on the non-football injury list since training camp, participated in his first practice of the season Wednesday.
“We’re just going to get him acclimated back in the system and see how he moves around and all that,” Gruden said. “It’s the beginning stages of his rehab and progress, but he looked good today.”
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