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Healthy Griffin expects to take on Dallas without restraints
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. Shanahan, however, said that was by preference instead of necessity.
“The first week back, you don’t want to put him into a normal game plan,” Shanahan said Wednesday. “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.”
On Wednesday, Griffin reiterated his belief that his knee is well. How that affects plays Sunday should help determine the outcome.
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“There was a lot of ribbing,” Griffin said. “We went out and the first play in the huddle, all the offensive linemen said, ‘Aw, man, we can’t tell this guy anything anymore.’ They can poke and prod at me all they want; it’s nothing that bothers me. They know that they have a part in that as well because they’ve protected me, they’ve blocked hard for Alfred [Morris] and they’ve been the reason that we’ve been able to win this year.”
“We’re all focused on the Cowboys, so we know we got this game ahead of us,” Griffin said. “I try to tell the guys — and I wanted to tell ‘em, so I’ll tell ‘em through you guys — that as a player, I feel like you never play for awards.”
Griffin said he’d like to take everybody to Hawaii, a place he hasn’t visited. And that’s just teammates. Plenty of family members will want to make the trip, too.
“We’ll see how many family members I get to take or how many they’re going to pay for,” Griffin said with a smile. “I try not to spend too much money, so we’ll see what happens.”
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