Marcus Spears, Alex Barron hurt

Updated: August 6, 2010, 5:21 PM ET
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com

SAN ANTONIO -- The Cowboys' last two-a-day practice ended with a starter and a prominent backup riding in the back of a golf cart together.

Starting defensive end Marcus Spears suffered a sprained MCL in his left knee with about 20 minutes left in Thursday's practice. Spears is expected to be sidelined for four to six weeks and his status for the season opener against Washington on Sept. 12 is in question.

"I'm good everybody," Spears wrote on Twitter on Thursday night. "Don't be sad ...

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