METAIRIE, La. Tight end Jimmy Graham and right guard Jahri Evans both were bumped up to limited in practice Thursday, a good sign for two significant players as the Saints continue preparations for Sunday night's NFC tilt against Dallas.
Additionally, safety Kenny Vaccaro (chest), who has played all but 11 of 507 snaps on defense as a rookie, was full at practice after being limited a day earlier.
In all, only three players sat out the team portion of practice defensive end Cameron Jordan (right ankle), linebacker David Hawthorne (toe) and safety Malcolm Jenkins (right knee).
Graham (elbow/foot) and Evans (hip) both were limited along with receiver Marques Colston (left knee).
The rest of the roster, including safety Roman Harper (left knee), linebacker Curtis Lofton (hamstring) and running back Darren Sproles (concussion), was full.
For Dallas (5-4), defensive tackle Nick Hayden (ribs), linebacker DeVonte Holloman (neck), receiver Miles Austin (hamstring) and cornerback Morris Claiborne (hamstring) sat out practice. Receiver Dez Bryant (back), defensive end DeMarcus Ware (thigh) and defensive end George Selvie (shoulder) were limited.