Quick turnaround for injured Cowboys

LANDOVER, Md. -- By the time the Cowboys land in Dallas on Sunday night after beating Washington in overtime, undoubtedly some players will head straight to Valley Ranch to begin rehab on some nagging injuries with such a quick turnaround for the Thanksgiving game.

At different points against the Redskins, nose tackle Jay Ratliff, Gerald Sensabaugh and Alex Albright left the game with injuries, although they were all able to return. Defensive end Jason Hatcher had his left ankle wrapped in ice after the game.

Ratliff hurt his left knee in the first half but returned after getting it taped. Sensabaugh hurt his foot in the second quarter and Albright hurt his right shoulder on the opening kickoff of the second half.

“This team just hasn’t been at full strength all year,” cornerback Orlando Scandrick said.

The Cowboys were without starters Miles Austin (hamstring), Mike Jenkins (hamstring), fullback Tony Fiametta (illness) and backup quarterback Jon Kitna (back). Jenkins expressed hope last week he could return against Miami on Thursday but that could be pushing it.