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Steelers injury report: James Harrison, Troy Polamalu did not practice Wednesday

The Steelers were without a few big-named players at practice on Wednesday while some other big-named players returned to the field today in Dallas.

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The Steelers and Cowboys are hard at work preparing for what is likely to be a huge game when it comes to each teams' playoff chances, and both teams have some big-name players on the injury report. The Steelers, coming into the game with a 7-6 record, are looking to hold off the Bengals, while the Cowboys, who are coming off an important win over Cincinnati and are also sitting at 7-6, are looking to claw their way into a Wild Card spot.

For the Steelers, linebacker James Harrison (illness) and safety Troy Polamalu (not injury related) didn't practice for the second straight day. They were joined by cornerback Ike Taylor, offensive lineman Willie Colon, cornerback Cortez Allen and offensive tackle Mike Adams. Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, linebacker LaMarr Woodley and cornerback Keenan Lewis all practiced fully.

For the Cowboys, only linebacker DeMarcus Ware (elbow) and nose tackle Jay Ratliff (groin) didn't practice for the second straight day. However, wide receiver Dez Bryant returned to practice, but was limited, along with cornerback Morris Claiborne, guard Nate Livings, running back DeMarco Murray and safety Charlie Peprah. Tackle Tyron Smith, running back Felix Jones and guard Ryan Cook practiced fully.

The Steelers are set to face the Cowboys in Dallas at 4:25 p.m. ET on Sunday afternoon for a game that could shape the playoffs for both the AFC and NFC.

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