Tank Rests; Deon Back
Cowboys nose tackle Tank Johnson rehabbed his sore ankle during practice, but Phillips said he'll probably participate Thursday and would seem probable for Sunday's game.
Cowboys cornerback Adam Jones and Bengals receiver Chad Ocho Cinco last played each other three years ago when Jones was a rookie in Tennessee. In this case, familiarity breeds a little trash talk among friends.
Although Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer practiced on a limited basis Wednesday, the six-year veteran plans on playing despite a sore elbow that kept him out of Cincinnati's loss to Cleveland last week.
Benson, Henry Could Boost Bengals
Newly-signed running back Cedric Benson practiced with the Bengals on Wednesday and could have a significant role Sunday if starter Chris Perry continues having hamstring problems.
Phillips hoped to work guard Montrae Holland into the lineup against the Redskins but never found the opportunity in a hotly-contested game. This Sunday, Holland should get some snaps behind starting left guard Cory Procter.
The Cowboys signed wide receiver Travis Wilson to the practice squad, filling the roster exemption created by receiver Mike Jefferson's four-game NFL suspension for taking a banned substance.