Quarterback Robert Griffin III expects to have the Redskins’ entire playbook at his disposal in Sunday night’s NFC East championship game against the Dallas Cowboys.
Coach Mike Shanahan limited Griffin’s designed runs in last Sunday’s 27-20 victory over Philadelphia because of the mildly sprained lateral collateral ligament in Griffin’s right knee, but Shanahan says that was by preference, not necessity.
“The first week back, you don’t want to put him into a normal game plan,” Shanahan said. “You want to protect him a little bit. I still think he was full-speed, ready to go. We just chose not to put him in that situation.
“I think as every day goes and you see somebody more comfortable and more comfortable, you have a gut feel when you could do everything. I really felt like I could have done that against Philly. We just chose not to.”
Griffin rushed twice for four yards against the Eagles, including a long run of five.
On Wednesday, he reiterated his belief that his knee is well. How that affects plays on Sunday should help determine the outcome.
“Whatever I feel like I can do on that day, I will,” Griffin said. “I’ll be able to do more against the Cowboys than I was against Philly, but we’ll how that goes.”