Defensive end Jack Crawford (calf) and right tackle Doug Free (foot) won’t play against the Redskins on Monday night, with the Cowboys having declared them out.
Free fractured a bone in his foot against Seattle, missing last week’s after being given a three- or four-week prognosis. Jermey Parnell has replaced him in the lineup.
“We’ll see how he is next week when we start off on Wednesday and we’ll go from there,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said of Free. “Initially, it was a three- or four-week type thing. He traditionally heals fast. He’s a tough guy, and we feel like he’s coming back relatively well. We’ll just see how he does next week when we start practicing again.”
Linebacker Anthony Spencer (knee/foot) participated in practice all three days of a week for the first time since his return from microfracture knee surgery. He was limited Saturday as he has been in practice all season, though he is probable.
Spencer played 29 snaps last week after playing 29 the previous week, the most he has played this season.
“We just believe in practice,” Garrett said. “It’s important for guys to get back to practice. You’re obviously trying to get them to be ready for Sunday, and there’s a lot of different ways to do that, but the base way to do that is to make sure they practice as much as they can. We have different guys with different injuries that you have to monitor and work out what the best schedule is, but for the most part, we want guys out there practicing regardless of how much you played, and we wanted to make sure we do that with Spence this week.”
Receiver Dez Bryant (shoulder), linebacker Bruce Carter (thigh), Parnell (chest) and quarterback Tony Romo (back) will play against the Redskins and all were full participants in Saturday’s practice.