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Redskins.comThree hours before kickoff on Sunday, Portis was on the field testing his injured knee. He appeared to be able to cut on the knee without any noticeable pain. Among those watching the warm-ups were head coach Jim Zorn, assistant head coach-running backs Stump Mitchell, director of sports medicine Bubba Tyer, head athletic trainer John Burrell and physical therapist Larry Hess. They appeared to be taking particular note of Portis’s ability to block pass-rushers on the injured knee. After the workout, Portis huddled with team officials on the sidelines to discuss his availability. Television cameras filmed the meeting, but they were quickly ushered away to keep the secrecy of Portis's status intact. Portis suffered the knee injury in the days following the Redskins’ 23-6 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Nov. 3. The injury worsened during the bye week. He entered Sunday’s game listed as questionable.
Shawn Springs is sidelined for his fourth consecutive game as he continues to rehab a calf injury. Springs worked out on the field at pre-game, when it was determined that he would not be able to play. Springs was limited in practice last week and listed as questionable heading into the game.
Carlos Rogers and Fred Smoot are expected to start at cornerback for the Redskins. Newcomer DeAngelo Hall is expected to see playing time as well.
Also on defense, Demetric Evans is expected to start ahead of Jason Taylor.
Taylor is still working his way back into the lineup after missed the Nov. 3 game against Pittsburgh with a calf injury.
Just out of curiosity, what are you leaning towards betting Dallas? Are you a fan or is it because Tony Romo is back?In game 1 in Dallas, Washington definately outplayed Dallas. Two things that concern me if I was a Washington fan would be the health of Portis and S. Moss. Both players were huge in the first win over Dallas. S. Moss has had some big games versus Dallas. If those two guys are a nonfactor, then I have a hard time envisioning Washington winning the game.Who to take here, no spread? Leaning towards Dallas, but wanting to hear what you guys think.
I'm a Giants fan from the days of Tucker Frederickson and Spider Lockhart, and it's better for the Giants if Dallas wins in terms of the playoff scenarios, but seeing the Cowboys lose is always sweet. Plus I get to bust on a couple of good buds who are dyed-in-the-wool Dallas fans.Redskins are a surprising 6-3 coming off their bye week. They weren't predicted to do that well. If they end up 7-9 this year it's OK with me, as long as their 7th win is tonight. Cowboy fans are good people, but my god I hate the Cowboys.
Why do you say this? I admit I don't follow Dallas that closely, but you can't blame the coach for Romo's injury, can you? And isn't this really the reason they've struggled?
That guy sucks. He couldn't motivate me to take a #### if I'd eat nothing but jalapenos and refried beans for the last 24 hours.Why do you say this? I admit I don't follow Dallas that closely, but you can't blame the coach for Romo's injury, can you? And isn't this really the reason they've struggled?