The Washington Redskins’ secondary will not have all of its pieces for Sunday night’s NFC East championship game against the Dallas Cowboys, as safety DeJon Gomes is out with a knee injury.
Gomes was made inactive a week after suffering a second-degree medial collateral ligament sprain in his left knee. Reed Doughty had been starting at strong safety, but Gomes was part of the rotation along with Jordan Pugh. On Thanksgiving Day the Redskins allowed the Cowboys to put up 458 yards.
On offense the Redskins had all three quarterbacks active, including third-stringer Rex Grossman. Robert Griffin III wore a brace on his right knee in pregame warmups; Kirk Cousins is expected to serve as the backup.
The Redskins got right tackle Tyler Polumbus back from a concussion. He was made active and was expected to start, returning the game offensive line that began the first 14 games of the season.
Rookie offensive linemen Tom Compton and Josh Gettis were inactive; rookie guard Josh LeRibeus was active.
Also inactive were wide receivers Brandon Banks and Dez Briscoe and linebackers Roddrick Muckelroy and Vic So’oto.