Redskins WR Moss all but ruled out for Cowboys game

Updated: November 3, 2006, 5:20 PM ET
Associated Press

ASHBURN, Va. -- Washington Redskins receiver Santana Moss missed his sixth consecutive practice Friday with an injured left hamstring and isn't expected to play against the Dallas Cowboys.

Asked whether he'd ruled out Moss for Sunday's game, Redskins coach Joe Gibbs said: "Yeah. Looks more and more like it will be hard to have him go."

On Washington's official injury report, Moss was downgraded Friday from questionable to doubtful.

Moss has more yards receiving (435) than the other four wideouts on the roster combined (397). He was injured during Washington's last game, a 36-22 loss at Indianapolis on Oct. 22, and hasn't practiced since.

"You're going to miss Santana. We all know that. We have to have other guys step up," Gibbs said. "It's why we have the guys we do at that position. Hopefully that will happen."

Moss was wearing sweats without pads Friday.

"Looking at me now will tell you what's going on. I feel pretty good, but at the same time, you see how I'm dressed," Moss said. "How can you go out there and do something when you haven't been out here putting in the work? ... No reason to be sugarcoating nothing. It's evident what's going on."

Antwaan Randle El and Brandon Lloyd would become the top two wideouts; another receiver, David Patten (left hamstring), sat out Friday's practice and will be a game-time decision.

"That has us concerned," Gibbs said.

Lloyd, who missed time with thigh and shoulder injuries, practiced Friday.

Right tackle Jon Jansen, meanwhile, rested as a precautionary measure, Gibbs said.

Washington, coming off its bye week, enters on a three-game losing streak and with a 2-5 record. The NFC East rival Cowboys are 4-3.


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