For the Bears: Long snapper Patrick Mannelly returned to practice after an illness kept him sidelined on Thursday. Defensive end Julius Peppers, who’s been dealing with plantar fasciitis, was held out of practice Thursday based on a coach’s decision and was nowhere to be found on today's injury report, meaning, he was in full practice participation. Tight end/full back Evan Rodriguez (knee) was absent for the second-straight day, and Brian Urlacher was also held out based on the coach's decision. Wide receiver Earl Bennett (hand) and running back Matt Forte (ankle) were limited in participation.
For the Cowboys: Seven players missed practice in Dallas Thursday. Those being: DT Kenyon Coleman (knee), C Phil Costa (back), S Matt Johnson (hamstring), P Chris Jones (knee), NT Jay Ratliff (ankle), LB Anthony Spencer (shoulder), and FB Lawrence Vickers (illness). According to reports out of Dallas, Spencer’s status for Monday is uncertain, while Costa, Jones, Johnson and Ratliff are unlikely to play against the Bears.
LB Alex Albright (neck) and S Gerald Sensabaugh (calf) were limited in practice for a second-straight day. Sensabaugh is likely to return to the field on Monday night. WR Miles Austin (hamstring), DT Sean Lissemore (chest), DT Marcus Spears (knee), LB DeMarcus Ware (hamstring), and LB Kyle Wilber (thumb) were in full participation.
You can view the full injury report here.