Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was limited in Thursday's practice as he works his way back from the ankle injury that has sidelined him the past five weeks.
Veteran safety finds only confidence lacking, as the team prepares to play 6-1 Cowboys.
With inside linebacker Perry Riley Jr. still ailing with a knee injury, first-year pro Will Compton gets his second start for Redskins.
Barring a setback, Redskins CB David Amerson will plays vs. Tennessee one week after concussion; Robert Griffin III steps up workload slightly
Redskins’ Robert Griffin III takes limited work in practice for second consecutive day; starting left tackle, free safety upgraded
Left tackle Trent Williams did not practice for the Redskins on Wednesday, nor did free safety Ryan Clark, cornerback Tracy Porter and linebacker Akeem Jordan.
All week long the Redskins' defensive players and their coaches discussed the unit's need to produce turnovers. And with the game on the line, Brian Orakpo had the golden opportunity.
Five weeks after straining his hamstring in the season opener, tight end Jordan Reed will return for the Redskins and will start. Meanwhile, starting free safety Ryan Clark will play, but starting inside linebacker Perry Riley will not.
Free safety and inside linebacker both missed practice for a third consecutive day.
With cornerback DeAngelo Hall lost for the season to a ruptured Achilles' tendon, coach Jay Gruden has tabbed Ryan Clark as the new defensive captain.