Seven Dallas Cowboys, all of them starters, sat out Thursday’s practice as the team prepared to take on the Redskins on Monday night.
Both of their starting wide receivers, Miles Austin (hamstring) and Dez Bryant (thigh) were out as were center Phil Coasta (knee) and guard Derrick Dockery (knee).
Quarterback Tony Romo was out with a broken rib while running back Felix Jones sat with a shoulder injury. Rounding out the list was cornerback Orlando Scandrick, who has a sprained ankle.
Most indications are that Austin and Scandrick will not play; the status of the rest of them is uncertain.
It was not all bad news on the injury front for the Cowboys. Cornerback Terence Newman fully participated in practice and it appears that his groin injury will be healed enough for him to see his first game action of the season. Guard Billy Nagy was also listed under full participation after missing Dallas’ last game with a neck injury.
All of the Redskins participated in practice but five players were limited. One of those was LaRon Landry, who is hoping to play his first game of the season on Monday. Also limited were safety DeJon Gomes (hamstring), fullback Mike Sellers (ankle), cornerback Josh Wilson (back), and fullback Darrel Young (hamstring).