LeSean McCoy returns to practice; Danny Watkins declared out

Eagles drafted Danny Watkins in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft. (Derek Gee/AP)

LeSean McCoy returned to practice on Friday on a partial basis. He had been suffering from the flu and a chest cold, and he still has a cough. But McCoy is expected to play Sunday against the Cowboys.

“He’s getting there," coach Andy Reid said. "He looked pretty good today, actually. Looked OK. Still easing him back in."

McCoy said he felt "a little woozy" and "lost a little bit of weight" after sitting in bed during the week. But once he's out there on Sunday, he expects to be fine. Reid said that McCoy is far enough along in the season that conditioning is not an issue.

**Guard Danny Watkins, running back Chris Polk and wide receiver Mardy Gilyard have all been ruled out.

Watkins will miss his third consecutive game.