NFC East Blog
Ian Fitzsimmons of ESPN Radio in Dallas reports that Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, who suffered a back injury in the team's Week 8 loss to the Washington Redskins, is likely to be "questionable, at best" when the Cowboys face off with the Arizona Cardinals in Week 9. He has been diagnosed with a muscle contusion in his back, but the team has not revealed the results of his Tuesday MRI. Romo left Monday's game in the third quarter but returned late in the fourth. Brandon Weeden filled in for Romo while he received treatment, leading the Cowboys on two scoring drives.
Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said Tuesday that Robert Griffin III is nearing a return to action. "I think Robert is very, very, very close and we just have to decide if he's ready," Gruden said. "Physically I think he'll be ready to go. Doctors are feeling pretty good about it, they still want to feel around this week until we make the final determination. I just want to make sure he feels good in the pocket."
According to "Redskins Showtime" host, Dianna Marie Russini, the Redskins have decided to turn to Robert Griffin III at quarterback for their Week 9 game with the Minnesota Vikings. Griffin has been battling back from an ankle injury he sustained in Week 2.
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (ankle) is nearing a return to the job that was Kirk Cousins' for a brief time, and that Colt McCoy may never actually get to call his. The team has officially listed Griffin as questionable for Week 8, leaving the door ever-so-slightly open that he could play this week when the Redskins take on divisional foe Dallas.
QB Colt McCoy took over for Kirk Cousins in the second half of the Washington Redskins game with Tennessee Sunday. Cousins was 10-of-16 in the first half for 139 yards, but threw an interception and lost a fumble, leading to a 10-6 deficit heading into the locker room.
The list is now one. DeMarco Murray is the only running back in the history of the NFL to start a season with seven straight games of over 100 yards rushing. His 128-yard, one-touchdown game was the perfect balance to keep the Cowboys passing game on the attack, with QB Tony Romo throwing for 279 yards and three touchdowns. Murray also added a catch for 4 yards.