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Zac Boyer

Zac Boyer

Zac Boyer is a sports writer at The Washington Times. Before joining in October 2013, he covered the Washington Redskins for The Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg, Va. for parts of three seasons and spent the previous five years at the Hartford Courant. A University of Connecticut graduate, he can be reached at


Articles by Zac Boyer

Washington Redskins' Roy Helu (29) and quarterback Colt McCoy (16) celebrate after their NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. Washington won in overtime, 20-17. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)

Redskins' win at Dallas another step back toward respectability

"I know everybody counted us out of this one," said Washington tackle Trent Williams. "I understand. Believe me, I understand. But we've definitely got to take it one game at a time, man, and keep stringing together some wins." Published October 28, 2014

Washington Redskins' Jason Hatcher (97) check son Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) who lays on the ground injured after being sacked by the Redskins' Keenan Robinson during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)

Tony Romo injured, leaves Cowboys-Redskins game in 3rd quarter

The quarterback was leveled on a blitz by Redskins inside linebacker Keenan Robinson with 7:59 remaining in the third quarter. The team did not announce the nature of the injury Romo sustained, but he lay on the turf for several minutes before being helped to the sideline. Published October 27, 2014

Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy (16) stands on the field after an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Landover, Md. The Redskins won 19-17. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Staying ready for his opportunity pays off for Colt McCoy

"That's all anybody can hope for," said the Redskins quarterback's father, Brad. "It's a chance, it's an opportunity, and be ready when you get that opportunity. We were excited for him that he did get it — and that he was ready." Published October 23, 2014

Washington Redskins linebacker Trent Murphy (93) rushes the quarterback against the Jacksonville Jaguars at FedEx Field, Sept. 14, 2014. (Preston Keres/Special for The Washington Times)

Trent Murphy excited for first Redskins start

A second-round pick out of Stanford, Murphy will fill in for outside linebacker Brian Orakpo, who underwent surgery Wednesday morning to repair a torn right pectoral muscle. Published October 22, 2014

Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy (16) hands off to Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris (46) in the third quarter as the Washington Redskins play the Tennessee Titans at FedEx Field, Landover, Md., Sunday, October 19, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Steady McCoy leads Redskins: 'We're going to win this game'

The third-string quarterback at the start of the season, McCoy replaced Kirk Cousins after halftime, then helped the Redskins end a four-game losing streak with a 19-17 victory over the Tennessee Titans. Published October 19, 2014