The Cowboys have some good and bad news along the injury front this week. The bad - Kevin Ogletree's time filling in for the injured Dez Bryant has come to an end. Ogletree was moved to IR, Manny Johnson was called up to replace him from the practice squad. The good - Marion Barber was back at practice on a limited basis and seems likely to play this week. The big question is what will his role be. The combination of Felix Jones and Tashard Choice was powerful in the Colts game, not so much in the Eagles game. How will Jason Garrett handle the running back rotation if all three are healthy this week?
The inside linebacker trio of Keith Brooking, Bradie James and Sean Lee was absent from practice on Wednesday, but there are no new injuries here, and they all played last week so expect the same this week. Wide receivers Roy Williams and Jesse Holley were also held out of practice, but both are expected to play on Sunday.
Tony Romo continues to do some light throwing, but the likelihood of his return this season seems to diminish by the week. Even Jason Garrett sounded a pessimistic tone when discussing Romo's return. The Cowboys organization has made it clear that Romo won't come back until he's fully-healed and not experiencing any pain or soreness, as of right now that's not the case. The chances of #9 returning this year seem remote.
Full injury reports for Dallas and Washington below...
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE Wednesday: LB Keith Brooking (foot), WR Jesse Holley (knee), LB Bradie James (knee), LB Sean Lee (shoulder), CB Terence Newman (illness), QB Tony Romo (left shoulder)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE Wednesday: RB Marion Barber (calf), WR Roy Williams (groin)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE Wednesday: DE Phillip Daniels (abdomen), DE Kedric Golston (groin, elbow)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE Wednesday: LB Lorenzo Alexander (hamstring), WR Brandon Banks (knee), S Kareem Moore (knee), CB Carlos Rogers (hamstring)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE Wednesday: K Graham Gano (ribs), QB Donovan McNabb (hamstring), C Casey Rabach (knee), RB Ryan Torain (hamstring)