How much the injury to Robert Griffin III played into the decision on Monday remains unclear, but Cousins, who has played in 14 games during his three seasons, should have a chance to keep that role.
Goodell and Brady, the Patriots’ quarterback, attended last-minute settlement talks between the NFL and its players union Monday before a judge announced he would decide the dispute in a day or two.
The “football people” who have had their say at Redskins Park in the past have failed miserably, leaving little hope that the correct decisions will be made when the team names a starting quarterback.
Cousins stepped in for Robert Griffin III on Saturday and played the first half of a 31-13 preseason victory over the Ravens, which could complicate the coaches’ starting quarterback decision as the season nears.
Only two teams have rebounded from a 5 1/2-game deficit in the standings on Aug. 30 to win the division since the wild card era began in 1995, and the Nationals know they have work to do to catch the surging Mets.
Arrieta pitched the sixth no-hitter in the majors this season and second against the Los Angeles Dodgers in 10 days, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 2-0 victory Sunday night.
Werth hit a two-run home run in the third inning, and Fister entered in the fifth inning for an ineffective Stephen Strasburg as the Nationals rallied to defeat the Marlins, 7-4, on Sunday afternoon.
Day won his first major championship earlier this month, and he built on that momentum with a six-shot victory that will assure he’ll be among the top five players fighting for the FedEx Cup in late September.
McNary, who played in 20 games over two seasons with the team, is charged with rape, criminal confinement and battery in an attack on a woman in December.
The first Triple Crown winner in 37 years struggled on Saturday on the 1 1/4-mile track, losing for the first time since his debut last August, calling into question his future plans.
The Republican presidential candidate, whose relationship with the PGA Tour is extensive, appeared at the first FedEx Cup playoff event in New Jersey on Sunday afternoon.
Sharapova, who won the U.S. Open in 2006, withdrew from the event for the second time in three years, citing an injury that also kept her out of hard-court tournaments in Toronto and Cincinnati earlier this month.