Note: This post was updated at 9:45 a.m.
The Redskins will be without their two best offensive linemen as they take on the Cowboys today at FedEx Field.
Left tackle Trent Williams will not play on Sunday, according to an ESPN report.
The four-time Pro Bowl veteran has not practiced since he suffered an injury to the ligament that helps keep his kneecap in place on October 3.
That injury eventually will require surgery and a five- or six-month rehab period. He was able to play through the pain and the reduced mobility the last two games.
But apparently it is at the point where he needs to rest it.
In addition, right guard Brandon Scherff will not play as well, according to USA Today.
He was listed as questionable with a Grade 2 sprain to his MCL and he did not practice all week. Jay Gruden said earlier this week that the MRI performed on the injury was more encouraging that the initial diagnosis. But it appears that he is not far enough along to play today. Scherff was playing at an All-Pro level this year after making the Pro Bowl in 2016.
T.J. Clemmings, acquired off of waivers on September 3, will start in Williams’ place. He started 31 games in two seasons with the Vikings after they drafted him in the fourth round in 2015.
It is unclear who will start in place of Scherff. It could be Tyler Catalina but the rookie was listed as questionable with a concussion. It is not known if he has received final clearance to play. If he can’t go, the starter could be Arie Kouandjio. He just signed yesterday but he was with the Redskins from when they drafted him in 2015 until they released him on September 2.
Right tackle Morgan Moses (ankles) also was listed as questionable on the injury report.
He is likely to play but we will have to wait until game time to see who actually lines up.