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Cowboys' Bryant expected to start in return from thigh injury

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant, who has been sidelined with a thigh bruise, is expected to start Monday night against the Washington Redskins, according to a team source.

The Cowboys planned to work out Bryant before the game. But, barring a setback, he is scheduled to start.

Along with Bryant, quarterback Tony Romo (ribs, lungs) and running back Felix Jones (shoulder) are active. Three other starters -- wide receiver Miles Austin (hamstring), cornerback Orlando Scandrick (ankle) and right guard Derrick Dockery (knee) -- were deactivated.

Redskins safety LaRon Landry also is scheduled to start against the Cowboys in his season debut, a team official confirmed. Landry, whom NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora reported would play against the Cowboys, injured his hamstring during training camp. He missed the end of the 2010 season with an Achilles injury, which he battled throughout the offseason.

Redskins safety O.J. Atogwe, who also has been dealing with a nagging hamstring injury, is at about "90 percent," which is the healthiest he has been in awhile, according to defensive coordinator Jim Haslett.

Wide receiver Donte Stallworth was among the players ruled inactive for the Redskins.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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