While Wednesday is typically the day the Cowboys wear full pads and work on the running game situations in practice, it's only two days removed from Monday night's hard-fought win with the Redskins.
Add the fact this team is still very banged up and it's no surprise the Cowboys strolled out onto the practice field Wednesday in just jerseys and shorts with no helmets.
Head coach Jason Garrett is getting the label of being a tough and demanding coach, but he's always been considered a smart guy. Obviously he knows it's more important for his team to rest up more than it needs to continue the grind.
Sunday's game with 3-0 Detroit figures to be another physical battle against a surprising Lions team.
Wide receiver Miles Austin (hamstring) was not on the practice, nor was Jason Hatcher, who has a calf strain and will likely miss this week's game.
Dez Bryant, Felix Jones and Tony Romo were among the players on the field, although it's unlikely they would've been able to go in a regular practice setting.