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Daily Slop: The Redskins Have off for Christmas; Robert Griffin III Showed Improvement vs Eagles

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How much will Cowboys starters play against the Redskins? | Comcast SportsNet Washington
The Dallas Cowboys have very little at stake in their game on Sunday. Regardless, both Cowboys coach Jason Garrett and Redskins coach Jay Gruden expect to see Tony Romo, DeMarco Murray, and other Dallas stars playing at FedEx Field on Sunday.

Washington Redskins' Ryan Kerrigan looks to put a bow on dominant season - Washington Times
Redskins outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan was not at his locker Tuesday morning, so Trent Murphy knew he was one of two places: either recovering in the training room or lifting in the weight room. “The guy never stops working,” Murphy said. “He’s a monster,” Jackson Jeffcoat added.

There's Always News Around Here
Even when the Washington Redskins get a rare win, there's always something (alright a lot of things) to chew on and grab your attention that have nothing to do with the actual game that was played. Leave it to the Redskins and well, yes, the media to stir the pot and keep the team on the front burner.

Robert Griffin III took encouraging steps forward against Eagles - Mark Bullock, WaPo

Robert Griffin III gave the Redskins fans, and more importantly coaches, reason to be hopeful after a strong performance in Sunday’s 27-24 victory over the Eagles. Griffin was far from perfect, but he was much improved from the gun-shy, indecisive quarterback we saw against Tampa Bay and San Francisco who got himself benched for back up Colt McCoy.

NFL East Champ Cowboys Face Test In Redskins - ESPN Video - ESPN

ESPN Video: Jean-Jacques Taylor and Todd Archer explain why the Cowboys should play their starters against the Redskins on Sunday, although they have already clinched the NFC East, and discuss Dallas' six Pro Bowlers.

NFL Live Prediction: Cowboys-Redskins - ESPN Video - ESPN

ESPN Video: The NFL Live crew make their picks for Dallas at Washington.

Dallas Cowboys vs. Washington Redskins preview - ESPN

The Washington Redskins don’t have anything to play for, other than pride and a feel-good vibe to close the season. It’s debatable how much the Dallas Cowboys really have to play for, too, considering the long-shot scenario for them to improve their playoff positioning with a win. But the Redskins would like nothing more than to sweep Dallas. It wouldn’t exactly turn a 5-11 season into something other than bad, but it would pacify a group of fans who believe that beating Dallas is all that matters.

Ryan Kerrigan disappointed by Pro Bowl snub - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN

“I figured I’d be an alternate and that’s what happened,” Kerrigan said, “But when you see so many people say you were snubbed it makes you feel a little disappointed.” Kerrigan is fifth in the NFL with 13.5 sacks, but is tied for first with five forced fumbles. Six linebackers made the team, though Kansas City linebacker Tamba Hali only had six sacks, five fewer than a year ago.

Washington Redskins wake-up call - ESPN

Haz’s future. Talked about this a little on Wednesday, but defensive coordinator Jim Haslett was asked about how he handles the uncertainty of his status. But Haslett said he deals with it by… not worrying. Haslett said his focus is on spending time with his family on Christmas and then with the players again on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. And then? “Whatever happens, happens," he said.

Need to Know: RG3 injury does not seem to be serious | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins

I don’t think that the shoulder injury to Robert Griffin III is very serious. He seemed to be throwing fine during the open part of practice yesterday. And that he was throwing at all was a good sign.