The two-time All-Pro defensive lineman wasn't among the eight Redskins declared inactive for the game. He wasn't expected to start, however, and he continued to be listed as the second-string nose tackle on the team's depth chart.
Haynesworth's status had been uncertain after a troublesome offseason, training camp and preseason in which he was often at odds with coach Mike Shanahan.
As expected, the Cowboys were without linemen Marc Colombo and Kyle Kosier, both with knee injuries. Alex Barron was announced as the starter at right tackle for Colombo, and Montrae Holland was expected to start at left guard for Kosier.