RICHMOND, Va (WRIC) — Washington Football Team quarterback Taylor Heinicke, who missed the Tuesday night matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles because of COVID-19, has cleared protocols and will practice with the team today in preparation for their Sunday night game against the Cowboys.

Heinicke was added to Washington’s Reserve/COVID-19 list on Dec. 17, joining 21 other players including backup quarterback Kyle Allen.

After both Heinicke and Allen continued to test positive, Washington signed Patriots practice squad QB and former Panthers backup Garret Gilbert to start against Philadelphia Tuesday.

Heinicke’s return gives Washington a chance to make the playoffs. – they have to sweep their three remaining games, all of which are against division opponents. Heinicke, who had one of his worst games of this year last time his team played against Dallas, faces a critical test Sunday as they take on the 10-4 Cowboys.