With much of their roster suffering from nicks, bruises and outright injuries, the Dallas Cowboys will take advantage of their extra day leading up to this week’s Monday Night match-up with the Redskins by giving players an extra day off to (hopefully) recover.
Players normally have Tuesday off. Since the team’s next game is on Monday, the team can take Wednesday off as well and still have a normal week of practice.
"We're also going to give them Wednesday off and try to catch up a little bit on the rehab and try to get some guys healthy," Garrett said Monday, per ESPN Dallas. "The players will be in here lifting and doing their rehab and doing some work on their own for the Redskins game."
The Cowboys are hoping to get cornerback Terence Newman--who’s been out since August 3 with a groin injury--back this week, as well, possibly, as receiver Dez Bryant, who missed the San Francisco game with a quad injury. Orlando Scandrick will miss another two weeks with a high ankle sprain.
Whether quarterback Tony Romo (fractured rib/punctured lung), receiver Miles Austin (hamstring) or starting running back Felix Jones (separated shoulder) will be available Monday remains unclear.
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