on Kitna was optimistic Wednesday, but then again, the Dallas Cowboys' game vs. the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday was still 96 hours away.
The injured quarterback said he is still hopeful he can play Sunday, but if the game had been Wednesday, there was no way. Kitna's left oblique muscles were strained in the second quarter of the 27-26 loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday, and Kitna said he was still sore, when he did not practice with the team.
"We're still a ways away from the game, so we'll just see," Kitna said. "It's one of those things where it could be feeling really bad for three or four days and then the next day it could just be gone. Hopefully, that's the case."
Kitna, 38, said anything that involves movement hurts.
"There's no pain just standing here or anything like that," Kitna said. "There's just a dull sensation to it. Certain movements, you feel like you have a knife in your side."
If Kitna cannot play, Stephen McGee will get his first start as a pro. McGee relieved Kitna on Saturday and completed 11 of 17 passes for 111 yards and one touchdown.