The Dallas Cowboys are expected to have Dez Bryant active against the Washington Redskins on Monday night after the wide receiver was listed on the injury report for Week 13. Bryant is listed as probable with foot and knee injuries, but he was able to practice during the week and should start for Dallas.
The Cowboys have four players on the injury report for this week with Bryant, Jeff Heath, Tony Romo and Morris Claiborne listed dealing with issues. According to Pro Football Talk, Bryant was able to practice in full for three straight days, while Heath is questionable with a shoulder injury suffered in practice on Friday. Claiborne is probable while dealing with a hamstring injury, while Romo is out for the game after injuring his collarbone last week.
Matt Cassel will be taking over after Tony Romo was knocked out with another injury to his collarbone on Thanksgiving. Romo reportedly will be out for the rest of the season, but the Cowboys have not yet placed the quarterback on injured reserve, as they would like to see how the weak NFC East division plays out before officially putting Romo out.
Jerry Jones said in a report on the Dallas Cowboys team website that Romo likely would be available for the team if they can make the playoffs. With the Redskins and Giants at 5-6 and the Eagles at 4-7, the NFC East division race is still wide open. The Cowboys have two games against the Redskins this season and could make up ground in the division. Cassel now will start again after previously taking over for Brandon Weeden, who first started after Romo was injured.
Cassel has lost all four of his starts for the Cowboys this season and the team now will try and snap that streak against Washington. The Cowboys may push the run game more with Cassel back under center and Darren McFadden could have a solid game for fantasy owners. McFadden comes in with 634 yards this season and while he only managed 11 yards against the Panthers, it was more about how the game developed with Romo getting knocked out.