Apparently, the “questionable” label no longer reflects the kind of coin-flip uncertainty that it implies.
With two of the NFC East’s marquee quarterbacks squaring off against separate division rivals this week, both are listed as 50-50 possibilities for playing. Even though everyone expects them to play.
Eagles quarterback Mike Vick is questionable with a concussion for Philly’s home opener against the Giants, and Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has been listed as questionable with a broken rib for his team’s home opener against the Redskins.
Also questionable for the Cowboys are receiver Dez Bryant (thigh), running back Felix Jones (shoulder), and kicker David Buehler (groin).
The Cowboys have scratched receiver Miles Austin, who injured his hamstring late in regulation of Sunday’s 27-24 overtime win over the 49ers. Joining Austin as out are guard Derrick Dockery (knee) and cornerback Orlando Scandrick (ankle).
The injured Cowboys most likely to play, given the “probable” label, are cornerback Terence Newman (groin), center Phil Costa (knee), cornerback Mike Jenkins (shoulder), guard Bill Nagy (neck), and linebacker Anthony Spencer (shoulder).
Romo has started eight career games against the Redskins, with each team winning four times. Six of the games were decided by six or fewer points.