The Dallas Cowboys are bound to compete against the Washington Redskins on Monday, December 7. They seem to feel more pressure now that QB Tony Romo won’t be able to play with them again.
Given that Romo is likely out for six to eight weeks, the Cowboys need to push themselves to the limit and make good things happen in order to get to the playoffs. Currently, the squad is just two games away from the NFC East title but everyone knows they have a very slim chance of winning it without Romo.
On the brighter side, the team is really grateful that some of their incapacitated players are on the road to recovery. LB Sean Lee returned with a renewed energy last week. He seemed unbothered by his concussion during their Thanksgiving matchup with Carolina which gives assurance to his teammates that he can carry on doing his job.
After missing two games, veteran CB Morris Claiborne is getting healthier and the Cowboys are confident that he’ll be participating again soon.
Monday turned out sour for running back Trey Williams as the club decided to dismiss him. Just a month ago, the Dallas Cowboys signed him off the Redskins’ practice squad to replace Joseph Randle’s vacated position. Though Williams had been on the roster for four games, he never got an opportunity to show off his talent on the playing field. Several sources revealed that the former Texas A&M RB was cut by the team because he failed to provide significant value to the running back corps.
It’s been a week since Tony Romo fractured his clavicle yet his name remained on the active roster list. A lot of people assumed that after the Week 12 game the Cowboys will immediately place him on the injured reserve but it appears like they’ve got a different plan. The team chose to monitor his condition on a weekly basis, believing that they could still win the division title. With Romo out the Cowboys promoted QB Kellen Moore from the practice squad to give Matt Cassel a hand in case he needs help handling the QB duties for the rest of the season.
Aside from Moore, they also activated Chaz Green from the Physically Unable to Perform list. To make room for the rookie offensive lineman, the Cowboys moved Ryan Russell to the injured reserve. Dallas also added three additional players to their practice squad who have spent some time working with club before. RB Ben Malena, DE Efe Obada and CB Terrance Mitchell are now officially part of the Dallas Cowboys’ scout team.
It’s definitely an interesting lineup, and we will see if this is the change the Cowboys need to bounce back against the Redskins.