Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo sat out practice for a second straight day as he tries to recover from a broken rib in time to play the Redskins on Monday night.
The good news for the Cowboys was that two players who did not participate in practice yesterday, running back Felix Jones and center Phil Costa, did practice on a limited basis today.
The major injury concern for the Redskins was that starting fullback Darrel Young was held out of practice with a hamstring injury. He practiced on a limited basis on Thursday.
The other fullback on the roster, Mike Sellers, was limited with an ankle injury. If neither can play, which seems possible if unlikely at this time, the Redskins are likely to go with more three-tight end sets. So far this year they have used a fullback on about a fourth of their offensive plays.
Besides Young, the same players who were limited on Thursday were also limited on Friday—DeJon Gomes, LaRon Landry, Sellers, and Josh Wilson.
Of Landry’s status, Mike Shanahan said, “He couldn’t go full speed yet. I’m not sure if it was the field or if he didn’t test it out. He’ll be a game time decision. It’s not like he could run, but it’s in the 70-80th percentile.”
“That’s what I’ve emphasized to him – you know your body, just push yourself as much as you can, but don’t over-push it. Try to test it and we need you for this season, not just one game. He understands where we’re coming from and I think he has a good feel for where he is.”
Shanahan said that starting cornerback Wilson also will be a game-time decision.