Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (fractured rib) and receiver Dez Bryant (thigh) practiced with the team on Saturday for the first time all week and appear set to give it ago Monday against the Redskins.
Coach Jason Garrett termed all his injured players day to day and they would continue be evaluated.
But watching Romo practice with his teammates and throwing passes to receivers _ albeit on a limited basis _ is good news for the Cowboys.
The question with him is how much pain can he endure from the fractured rib. He was fitted with a protective vest that he wore in practice and will wear in the game.
That he was able to throw passes without any visible signs of labor is positive.
The same is true for Bryant who has not practiced since the season opener against the Jets because of a deep thigh bruise. He missed last Sunday's game against the 49ers.
The Cowboys need Bryant to play against the Redskins because receiver Miles Austin is expected at least that game and possibly be out until the bye week with a strained hamstring.
-- Clarence Hill