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Question of the Day
The veteran Washington Redskins‘ middle linebacker sprained his left ankle in Sunday’s win over the Philadelphia Eagles. The injury kept him from practicing Tuesday but he improved enough to only be limited Wednesday.
“London is the ultimate pro,” linebacker Lorenzo Alexander said. “It just shows you grit. If he’s going to go out there at 37 and play hurt when he doesn’t have to it makes you want to step up that much more and play even harder. That’s what you need out of your leaders.”
For much of the game, Fletcher looked like his old self. He delivered a pep talk to the team about 30 minutes before kickoff. Then on the Cowboys‘ first series, Fletcher delivered a big hit to wide receiver Miles Austin coming across the middle on a dropped ball then popped Austin again in the back of the end zone to prevent a touchdown catch.
But late in the fourth quarter, Fletcher left and didn’t return after reinjuring the ankle. After the game, he maneuvered the ankle into a large plastic walking boot before speaking with the media.
“It was very hard,” Fletcher said of leaving the game. “I worked so hard and to not be in a position to finish the game …”
Garcon gets start
Playing on Cowboys Stadium’s artificial turf left wide receiver Pierre Garcon’s status in doubt this week as he heals from a plantar plate tear in his right foot. Garcon was active, though, a week after catching three passes for 5 yards in his first game since Oct. 7.
The seven Redskins inactives weren’t surprising: quarterback Rex Grossman, receiver Dezmon Briscoe, cornerback Richard Crawford, cornerback Jerome Murphy, guard Adam Gettis, lineman Maurice Hurt and defensive end Doug Worthington.
The Cowboys missed two key players Thursday, as nose tackle Jay Ratliff (groin) and running back DeMarco Murray (foot) were inactive.
Fixing a hole
The retractable roof on the $1.3 billion stadium opened before the game. By early in the second quarter, that let in drizzle from a steadily darkening sky. The decision to open the roof is made by the Cowboys 90 minutes before kickoff. If the roof is closed to the start the game, it can’t be opened. But if officials decide to close the roof in-game due to weather, it can’t be reopened, either.
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