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MIC’D UP: Griffin III Vs. The Cowboys

MIC’D UP: Griffin III Vs. The Cowboys

redskins.com Updated Jan 2, 2013
(AP photo) When everything was on the line, the Washington Redskins turned to their young leader to guide them to their first NFC East title since 1999. Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III orchestrated that performance last Sunday in Washington’s 28
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  • Victor Cruz is positive he’ll work out a long-term deal with th…

    Victor Cruz is positive he’ll work out a long-term deal with the Giants

    profootballtalk.com Jan 2, 2013
    Giants receiver Victor Cruz has been saying for months that he’s close to reaching an agreement on a long-term contract with the team, and yet that contract hasn’t gotten done. But Cruz isn’t worried. Cruz said on WFAN that he doesn’t see any way
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  • RG3 pranks Mike Shanahan at Wednesday’s Redskins press conferen…

    RG3 pranks Mike Shanahan at Wednesday’s Redskins press conference

    Your browser does not support iframes. The Washington Redskins have every right to feel confident right now -- after digging themselves a 3-6 hold after nine games, Mike Shanahan's team has rolled off seven straight wins to end the regular season and hi…
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  • Paolantonio “flabbergasted” by Arizona’s interest in Reid

    Paolantonio “flabbergasted” by Arizona’s interest in Reid

    profootballtalk.com Jan 2, 2013
    Whether it’s on Wednesday or Thursday, the Cardinals will interview former Eagles coach Andy Reid. And the possibility of the Cardinals hiring Reid isn’t sitting well with ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio, a veteran reporter who has covered the Eagles for a l
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  • Add the Eagles and Bills to Chip Kelly’s busy weekend plans

    Add the Eagles and Bills to Chip Kelly’s busy weekend plans

    Chip Kelly’s going to be a busy man. He’ll coach Oregon in Thursday’s Fiesta Bowl, in what is looking more and more like his final college game. In addition to a previously reported interview with the Browns Friday, Kelly has also scheduled intervie
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  • Cowboys' Bryant avoids structural back damage

    Cowboys' Bryant avoids structural back damage

    ESPN.com Jan 2, 2013
    Test results revealed no structural damage to the back of Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant.
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  • One Of Sean Taylor's Killers Would Like To Apologize

    One Of Sean Taylor's Killers Would Like To Apologize

    deadspin.com Jan 2, 2013
    It's been more than five years since Redskins safety Sean Taylor was shot and killed in his home, the victim of an armed robbery gone bad. Five men were arrested and charged in connection with his murder, but only one is currently behind bars: Venjah Hu…
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  • RG3 offers words of comfort for Tony Romo

    RG3 offers words of comfort for Tony Romo

    As if we needed any more reason to sanctify Robert Griffin III: turns out that he's a classy guy in victory, too. In the immediate aftermath of Sunday night's win-or-go-home season finale between the Redskins and the Cowboys, the victorious Griffin soug…
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  • Redskins and Seahawks take similar approaches - and get similar…

    Redskins and Seahawks take similar approaches - and get similar stats - with their rookie quarterbacks

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Jan 2, 2013
    They were selected 73 picks apart in the 2012 NFL Draft, but Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins and Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks have amassed surprisingly similar statistics in their rookie campaigns. Griffin, the second overall pic…
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  • On Further Review, Roger Goodell Fucked Up This NFL Season From…

    On Further Review, Roger Goodell Fucked Up This NFL Season From End To End

    deadspin.com Jan 2, 2013
    Cowboys-Redskins was the biggest matchup of the year, a win-or-go-home game for two division rivals. It turned out to be the most-watched regular-season sporting event in 15 years. But one familiar face was missing from the FedEx Field suites: commissio…
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  • Eagles’ front office heads to Atlanta to interview Nolan, Armst…

    Eagles’ front office heads to Atlanta to interview Nolan, Armstrong

    profootballtalk.com Jan 2, 2013
    The two Falcons assistants planning to interview for the Eagles’ head-coaching vacancy will not have to travel to Philadelphia. Instead, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie, President Don Smolenski and General Manager Howie Roseman are currently aboard a flight
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  • Jerry Jones says changes are coming

    Jerry Jones says changes are coming

    Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has a habit of supporting his employees unconditionally and unequivocally until the moment at which he supports them no more. And so it should not be regarded as a surprise if Jones decides to stop supporting some of the key em…
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  • Ask Josh Wilson Anything Tomorrow

    Ask Josh Wilson Anything Tomorrow

    redskins.com Jan 2, 2013
    (AP photo) Ever wanted to ask Josh Wilson what it was like to pick off Tony Romo in Sunday’s NFC East championship game? Or why he carries around his father’s NFL trading card? What about asking him how he became the top football student-athlete in th
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  • Ravens' Lewis to retire

    Ravens' Lewis to retire

    CNNSI.com Jan 2, 2013
    OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Ray Lewis spent 17 seasons deftly patrolling the middle of the football field and serving as an inspirational leader for the Baltimore Ravens.
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  • Angry Cowboys Fan Fills Washing Machine With Explosives, Fires …

    Angry Cowboys Fan Fills Washing Machine With Explosives, Fires Rifle At It Just To Blow Up Tony Romo Jersey

    deadspin.com Jan 2, 2013
    Courtesy our friends over at the Dallas Observer, here's an example of the sort of responsible gun ownership we've come to expect from the Lone Star State. As a reaction to the Cowboys' disappointing season, one Dallas fan decided to "Get the shit …
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  • Andy Reid, Ray Horton and Mike McCoy are hot names on the NFL h…

    Andy Reid, Ray Horton and Mike McCoy are hot names on the NFL head coach rumor mill

    yahoo.com Jan 2, 2013
    Here's a Wednesday afternoon roundup of rumors and interviews for the seven head coaching vacancies in the NFL. Arizona Cardinals: The Cardinals have been closely linked to former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid, whose pitch includes a vow to &…
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  • Let's Revisit The Dumb Stuff Rick Reilly Wrote About David Aker…

    Let's Revisit The Dumb Stuff Rick Reilly Wrote About David Akers Last Year

    deadspin.com Jan 2, 2013
    In December 2011, Rick Reilly wrote one of his trademark telethon-monologue columns about then-37-year-old kicker David Akers, who'd overcome all manner of personal hardship to kick a bunch of field goals for the 49ers. It was basically a nice story, bu…
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  • Stevie Brown wins second defensive player of the week award

    Stevie Brown wins second defensive player of the week award

    Even though they routed the Eagles 42-7 last Sunday, the Giants didn’t make the playoffs. Safety Stevie Brown got a small consolation prize on Wednesday when he was named the NFC defensive player of the week for Week 17. Brown had six tackles and an int
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  • At least one Saints player believes that defensive coordinator …

    At least one Saints player believes that defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo should be fired

    yahoo.com Jan 2, 2013
    It's safe to say that the first season for current New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo did not go well. The former New York Giants defensive coordinator and St. Louis Rams head coach, who replaced Gregg Williams as the man in charge…
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  • Double Coverage: Seahawks-Redskins

    Double Coverage: Seahawks-Redskins

    ESPN.com Jan 2, 2013
    ESPN.com NFC East blogger Dan Graziano and NFC West blogger Mike Sando discuss this Sunday's playoff game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field, in Landover, Md. Sando: Well, Dan, we meet again. It wasn't all that long …
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  • Giants’ Players Reflect on Missed Opportunity

    Giants’ Players Reflect on Missed Opportunity

    Halfway through the 2012 season, the New York Football Giants were 6-2 and held a 2.5-game lead in the NFC East. Even with the tough upcoming schedule, that lead appeared to be safe, with both the Cowboys and Redskins struggling and Eagles already out o…
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  • Sources: Reid to talk to K.C. before Cards

    Sources: Reid to talk to K.C. before Cards

    ESPN.com Jan 2, 2013
    Before arriving in Arizona on Wednesday night for his interview with the Cardinals, former Eagles coach Andy Reid first will interview on Wednesday in Philadelphia with Kansas City Chiefs officials, according to league sources.
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  • Alfred Morris ran his way to offensive player of the week

    Alfred Morris ran his way to offensive player of the week

    It’s fair to say that the 2012 draft worked out well for the Washington Redskins. You’ve probably heard a little bit about quarterback Robert Griffin III by now, but the second overall pick hasn’t been the only first-year player to light things up o
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  • Umenyiora admits it’s “time to move on” from Giants

    Umenyiora admits it’s “time to move on” from Giants

    profootballtalk.com Jan 2, 2013
    Even though the writing was on the wall the moment he signed his Band-aid contract, Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora was always careful to leave the door open for a return. Now that the season’s over, there’s apparently no point in maintaining the i
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  • N.F.L. Playoff Analysis From the Film Room

    N.F.L. Playoff Analysis From the Film Room

    nytimes.com Jan 2, 2013
    Among the wild-card matchups to savor this weekend: The Redskins' read-option meets the Seahawks' read-option, and Chuck Pagano faces his former team.
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  • Breakfast links: Of Redskins and rookies

    Breakfast links: Of Redskins and rookies

    ESPN.com Jan 2, 2013
    Back at it on a playoff-week Wednesday with the Redskins getting ready for the Seahawks and the division's other three teams in the keep 'em/dump 'em stages of their respective offseasons. We got links. Washington Redskins The team for which Alfred Morr…
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  • BQBL: Chad Henne Hits the Summer Jam Screen (Plus the 2012 Seas…

    BQBL: Chad Henne Hits the Summer Jam Screen (Plus the 2012 Season Awards)

    grantland.com Jan 2, 2013
    Could there be a more fitting final play in the 2012 NFL season than Tony Romo clinching defeat with a horrific interception? No, there could not. Tha...
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Will Cowboys Make Big Changes? 02:35

    NFL32OT: Will Cowboys Make Big Changes?

    Jan 2
    Episode 241: Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen discuss the adjustments the Cowboys could make in the offseason. Steve Young breaks down what went wrong with Jets and Tim Tebow. The NFL32 crew discuss the Vikings-Packers matchup.
  • Video - 'Sound FX': Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III 04:50

    'Sound FX': Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III

    Jan 2
    Take a listen as Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is mic'd up during the Redskins' do-or-die battle with the Dallas Cowboys in Week 17.
  • Video - Discomfort in Dallas 02:00

    Discomfort in Dallas

    Jan 2
    Ian Rapoport has the latest updates on the Dallas Cowboys' offseason plans, as well as the futures of prospective coaches Andy Reid and Chip Kelly.
  • Video - Discomfort in Dallas 02:00

    Discomfort in Dallas

    Jan 2
    Ian Rapoport has the latest updates on the Dallas Cowboys' offseason plans, as well as the futures of prospective coaches Andy Reid and Chip Kelly.

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    Jan 2
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