Thornton underwent shoulder surgery earlier this week, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Thornton had been battling an ankle injury during the playoffs but it looks he's now dealing with some shoulder problems. While there is some cause for concern, the Cowboys remain confident that Thornton will be just fine moving forward. In his first season with Dallas, the 28-year-old recorded 22 tackles across 13 games.
Thornton (ankle) is listed as active for Sunday's playoff game against the Packers, ESPN's Todd Archer reports.
Thornton's availability boosts the Cowboys' defensive tackle depth, but with 22 tackles and 1.5 sacks in 13 games this season, the former Philadelphia Eagle is only an option in the deepest of IDP formats.
Thornton (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's playoff game against the Packers.
Thornton hasn't taken the field since Week 14. Even if cleared to play, he's stuck in a reserve role at defensive tackle.
Thornton (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, but says he'll be able to play Sunday against the Packers, the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram reports.
He missed the last three games of the season with the injury, but the time off appears to have been enough to get Thornton back into playing shape. He finished his first season in Dallas with 22 tackles, 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble through 13 games as a rotation piece in their defensive line.
Thornton (ankle) was ruled out of Sunday's game in Philadelphia.
Thornton wasn't able to practice this week and will miss his third straight game.
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