Cowboys' Justin Durant on practice field

IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys linebacker Justin Durant returned to practice for the first time since suffering a groin injury Sept. 29 against the San Diego Chargers, helping his chances of playing Sunday against the Washington Redskins.

Durant, who increased his rehab work over the past week and a half, did not take any team snaps during the portion of practice that was open to the media.

Wide receiver Miles Austin (hamstring) and defensive tackle Jason Hatcher (stinger) were on the practice field and appear to be ready to play. Defensive end Edgar Jones (groin) and running back Lance Dunbar (hamstring) did not practice.

With Dunbar doubtful at best to play against the Redskins, rookie running back Joseph Randle could see his first offensive snaps. He has been active the last two games but has seen only special teams duty.