The bye week was good for injured Redskins tight ends Jordan Reed and Logan Paulsen.
Reed (bruised thigh) participated in practice Monday and said he expects to play Sunday night in Dallas. The rookie was injured against the Lions and was inactive in Oakland.
“Everything feels good, just a little sore,” Reed said. “But I’ll be ready for Dallas, definitely. It was difficult not being involved in the first win.”
He added: “A bruise isn’t a serious injury but it held me out and that was the aggravating part. But I couldn’t bend my leg or open up my stride.”
Reed was injured when he attempted to hurdle Lions cornerback Bill Bentley after making a short reception in the third quarter. It was a painful lesson, Reed conceded.
“Can’t leave your feet,” he said.
Despite missing one game and part of another, Reed ranks fourth on the Redskins’ in receptions with 13 and fifth in receiving yards with 106. He was enjoying a breakout game agains the Lions—five receptions for a career-high 50 yards—when he was injured.
As for Paulsen, he said his sprained left knee has improved daily. But he’s also not sure if he’ll be able to suit up against the Cowboys.
“I don’t know [but] I’m cautiously optimistic that I’m going to play,” Paulsen said. “It’s gotten better every day. Hopefully it keeps getting better, and if it does, I feel good about it.”