RG3 Watches, Waits in Win Over Dallas, But His Return is Coming

CBS DC

ARLINGTON, Texas — Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III had hoped to return from his dislocated left ankle on Monday night against the Dallas Cowboys.

That would have made for great theatre making his return in his home state at the site of one of his great performances – the 2012 Thanksgiving Day win over the Cowboys.

Instead, Colt McCoy earned the start following his steady play in a comeback win over the Tennessee Titans on Oct. 19 at FedEx Field. Griffin made progress in practice this week and the team didn’t announce that he was inactive for the Dallas game until about 90 minutes before kickoff. But he was not deemed ready to go and so sat again. Kirk Cousins, who had started five games in Griffin’s absence, was the backup quarterback.

“I think it was a collaborative call,” Griffin told reporters after the Redskins’ 20-17 overtime win. “We wanted…

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