Eagles running back Darren Sproles, set to return from a hamstring injury for the first time since Week 1, was sidelined during Wednesday's practice by another hamstring injury.

Philadelphia expected Sproles back in the lineup, primarily as a kick returner, for Sunday's NFC East game with the Dallas Cowboys.

Offensive tackle Lane Johnson also returned to practice Wednesday and is expected to play Sunday.

Sproles has been idle since injuring his hamstring in the season opener against the Atlanta Falcons.

With Sproles returning, the Eagles released DeAndre Carter, who has served as the team's punt returner.

Newly acquired wide receiver Golden Tate could be thrust into return duty.

--Field Level Media

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