Williams missed last week’s game with a knee injury that needs surgery after the season; Smith’s groin injury kept him out of two of the past three games. He did play Thanksgiving Day.
The Cowboys won’t have two of their top linebackers, having already ruled out Sean Lee and Justin Durant. Lee will miss a third consecutive game with a hamstring injury. Durant played only 24 of 68 snaps on Thanksgiving Day before being diagnosed with a concussion.
Washington’s inactives are safety Montae Nicholson, linebacker Pete Robertson, defensive lineman Caraun Reid, center Chase Roullier, wide receiver Brian Quick, tight end Jordan Reed and defensive lineman Terrell McClain.
They already had ruled out Reed.