For the second consecutive week, the Redskins will be without wide receiver Jamison Crowder, who suffered an ankle sprain against the Saints and needs another week or two to recover.
He is listed as out for Sunday’s game against the Cowboys, but the Redskins hope that running back Chris Thompson, who also missed last week’s game, will have more positive news.
Thompson missed his first game last week with a rib injury, which he suffered against New Orleans, and is officially listed as questionable. He did limited work on Thursday, and participated a little bit in individual drills, but didn't practice much more on Friday.
“They’re feeling fine.” Thompson said of his ribs this week. “They feel good enough right now. My pain tolerance is super high as you know. Moving forward it won’t be something that stops me.
“I would love to get some team reps in before game time, he added. “For me, I feel like I need that to just kind of get in the groove, I guess. Some guys don’t need it so much, but for me it’s importance.”
Another wide receiver that remains in question is Paul Richardson Jr., who will continue dealing with a knee and shoulder injury throughout the season. He didn’t participate in practice on Thursday or Friday, aggravating his knee injury against the Panthers, and is listed as doubtful for Dallas.
“He's getting his knee checked out and still dealing with his shoulder,” Gruden said. “So, we're trying to get him some rest, see if he can do anything."
Among other skill players, running back Adrian Peterson should be in good shape. Though he’s listed as questionable, he said on Thursday that this week feels like a “night and day” difference compared to last week in terms of his pain.
Cornerback Danny Johnson, also listed as questionable, was diagnosed with a hairline fracture in his forearm on Monday but head coach Jay Gruden was optimistic he could play on Sunday. He’s been experimenting with a plaster cast this week in practice and was able to catch the football during kickoffs.
Along the offensive line, Brandon Scherff is listed as questionable with a knee injury that he played through against Carolina, while left guard Shawn Lauvao, who has missed three consecutive games, is in jeopardy of missing a fourth with his calf injury. He’s questionable for Dallas and will likely be a game time decision, but Gruden expressed more optimisim than usual.
Cornerback Quinton Dunbar is also listed as questionable for Sunday with a shin contusion, a new injury that cropped up this week. Safety Troy Apke, who re-aggravated his hamstring a couple weeks ago, will be likely out for the fifth straight game. He did participate in practice on Friday.
“He hasn’t practiced in a while,” Gruden said. “It's going to take him some time to get back.”