Romo had X-rays to check the progress of his L1 vertebrae fracture last week, The Dallas Morning News reports.
Romo's X-rays were simply done to see how his recovery was going and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said everything was on track afterward. Although Jones was unsure when Romo would take the next step in his rehab, Romo's initial 6-to-10 week timetable still appears to be in effect. While Romo continues to nurse his injured back, rookie Dak Prescott will keep Dallas' starting quarterback position.
Tapper (back) will not play in the Cowboys' regular season opener, Rob Phillips of the team's official site reports.
Tapper seems to be in the final stretch of his recovery from the back ailment, and could return as soon as Week 2. His level of participation in next week's practices will shed more light on the situation.
Gregory (suspension) reported to the Cowboys' practice facility Monday, although he's not allowed to practice with the team until early October, The Dallas Morning News reports.
The defensive end is currently serving a four-game suspension and is undergoing treatment for substance abuse, but a longer suspension is still looming as the NFL takes its time in scheduling a hearing on his appeal. After a lackluster Week 1 showing from the Cowboys' pass rush they could really use Gregory in the lineup, but his eventual return date remains up in the air.
Smith (knee) was placed on the reserve/non-football injury list Tuesday, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports.
By adding Smith to this list, the Cowboys will effectively keep their second round pick sidelined for the first six games of the 2016 season. Reports indicate that Smith is likely to be placed on IR once those six weeks pass. Entering the season, there was a small glimmer of hope that Smith could maybe find a way onto the field this year, but it appears the rookie won't be ready to showcase his health until 2017.
Lawrence's four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy has been upheld, Todd Archer of ESPN reports.
Lawrence received the four-game suspension back in April and filed an appeal in May. Now that the suspension has been upheld it's clear that Dallas will be without Lawrence, Randy Gregory (suspension), and Rolando McClain (suspension) to start the year, three significant players on the team's front seven. With Lawrence out, Ryan Russell, David Irving, and Benson Mayowa figure to see some extra snaps to start the year.
McClain (suspended) will be placed on the Cowboys' reserve/did not report list, ESPN.com reports.
McClain has already been suspended for the first 10 games of the upcoming season, but was still expected to report for training camp Wednesday. Since McClain, who skipped most of Dallas' offseason program, remains away from the team, his status appears increasingly shaky. Furthermore, after the Cowboys signed veteran Justin Durant recently, McClain's open roster spot could be filled by another linebacker, making McClain more expendable.
McFadden (elbow) said he may never regain the ability to fully extend his right arm, the Dallas Morning News reports.
Officially ruled out for at least the first six weeks of the season, McFadden still hasn't practiced since fracturing his elbow in early June. Even if doesn't regain the ability to fully extend his arm, McFadden should be available by mid-season. It does seem quite possible that McFadden's injury could have a long-term impact on his ability to contribute in the passing game, but the Cowboys already have a pair of capable receiving backs in Ezekiel Elliott and Lance Dunbar (knee). As for early downs, Alfred Morris is expected to serve as Elliott's top backup.
Doctson (Achilles) is listed as inactive Sunday against the Giants in New York.
The Redskins initially listed Doctson as active but changed their tune shortly thereafter. Perhaps the rookie wideout's Achilles injury may have flared up, or the training staff decided that a week off would be beneficial. In any case, Kirk Cousins isn't starving for threats in the passing game with DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garcon, Jamison Crowder, Jordan Reed, and Chris Thompson at his disposal.
Reyes (groin) has been ruled out for the Redskins' Week 2 matchup with the Cowboys.
Reyes has been nursing the injury for the past two weeks and was unable to take part in practice both Thursday and Friday. Cullen Jenkins and Anthony Lanier will combine to take his place in the meantime.
Spaight (concussion) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Giants.
Spaight will continue to be sidelined by a concussion that kept him out of Week 2's loss to the Cowboys. He'll have to pass the league's concussion protocol testing before he returns to the field. In his absence, Su'a Cravens (hip) and Terrence Garvin are the likely benefactors of an increased snap count.
The NFL has suspended Redd indefinitely for a violation of the league's Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Bans of this variety are due to continued positive tests, which is evident as Redd has yet to serve a four-gamer for a similar violation due to his recovery from a torn ACL and MCL. Once healthy enough to return to the field, he'll have to bide his time and do his due diligence considering NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will be in charge of any reinstatement effort.
Galette will have surgery to repair his torn right Achilles tendon, ruling him out for this season.
Galette's injury was revealed last week, but there remained a small hope that he may be able to avoid surgery and eventually play this year. However, upon since announcing his decision to undergo surgery, Galette can now be ruled out for the entire 2016 campaign, marking his second straight season lost due to an Achilles injury. With Galette sidelined once again, the Redskins will hope Preston Smith can build on his eight-sack rookie season and work with Trent Murphy at Washington's outside linebacker position opposite Ryan Kerrigan.