Redskins Roundup: It’s Cowboys week!
It’s Cowboys week! We’ve got the details.
The roster exemptions for OLB Rob Jackson and DE Jarvis Jenkins have been lifted now that both players have served their four-game suspensions for violating the NFL’s drug policy. Both players join the active 53-man roster and Jenkins will move back into his starting role. The Redskins have released PK John Potter and DE Phillip Merling to make room for the returnees.
The Redskins might get $27 million for stadium improvements at FedEx Field. That won’t fix the high prices or absurd location.
Pressure is building on the Redskins to change the team name. Dana Milbank of the Post writes that Dan Snyder must be getting desperate if he’s hired a mercenary like Lanny Davis to handle damage control over the name issue. Mike Wise predicts the name change will happen in the next 3-5 years.
Tight end injury news: Rookie Jordan Reed looks a safe bet to play on Sunday, but Logan Paulsen isn’t so sure.
RB Alfred Morris and PK Kai Forbath should be ready to play against the Cowboys on Sunday. Forbath [groin muscle] hasn’t kicked since week one, while Morris [ribs] was replaced by Roy Helu after leaving the win in Oakland.
The Redskins were very impressed by the performance of Dallas QB Tony Romo last Sunday. They should be. Romo set a Cowboys franchise record by passing for over 500 yards, threw 5 TD passes and put 48 points on the Broncos.
Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall has had some big battles against Dallas WR Dez Bryant and Hall is gearing up for another one on Sunday. Bryant is having a monster season [two more TD catches last Sunday], while Hall is tied for the Redskins team lead with 2 TDs total. That says as much about the Washington offense as it does about Hall.