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Friday Morning Practice: The Cavalry Arrives

As soon as practice kicked off today, the twitter world was abuzz with reports of who suited up and who didn't. It appears the Cowboys will in fact have a number one receiver, as Dez Bryant is going through drills and looks to be a go for Monday night.

Paging DeAngelo Hall... Mr. Hall... reality on Line 88.

Running back Felix Jones, he of a dislocated shoulder, also returned to the grid iron for some football goodness. For what it's worth, the Cowboys will have their full complement of running backs to challenge the Redskins. Washington's run defense is ranked dead last in Run Defense DVOA (31.0%) according to Football Outsiders metric. (Dallas run D is ranked 3rd overall in case you were wondering.) The Cowboys run blocking has been horrendous so far this year, though against some of the league's best run stopping units.

Center Phil Costa also made his return, meaning that the struggling Cowboys offensive line will at least have their preferred solution at four of the five spots. Derrick Dockery replaced left guard Bill Nagy on merit before Nagy's midweek injury. Dockery is not hurt, and Nagy is returning to starter status.

What about the quarterback, you ask? Tony Romo did not practice today, however his participation Monday night is now officially a 'pain management' issue. Reports say that a CT scan performed Thursday showed that Wolverine's Romo's lung puncture has healed.

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