If Alex Smith wants to continue his career after this season, Washington would reportedly welcome him back with open arms.
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Thursday marks the tenth Thanksgiving meeting between the Cowboys and the team in a storied rivalry that stretches back decades. But in that span, Washington has won just once. Once. Dallas holds a +71 point differential in the holiday matchup.
Tress Way punted times against the Bengals -- with three of them being pinned inside the 20-yard line Of the three inside the 20, one was downed at the 2-yard line.
The NFL's most-storied rivals meet again Thursday when the Cowboys host Washington in a national Thanksgiving showcase at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas (4:30 p.m., Fox). But this year, the battle will be missing the distinct American Indian imagery after Washington retired its "Redskins" moniker over the summer -- just one of the many ways the rivalry is now different.
Through 11 weeks, five starters have landed on injured reserve -- Burrow, Allen, Prescott, New Orleans' Drew Brees and San Francisco's Jimmy Garoppolo. Two others -- the Jets' Sam Darnold and Jacksonville's Garnder Minshew -- have also missed significant time. And Chicago could be without Nick Foles (hip) and Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder) this weekend against the Packers.
If it wasn't bad enough already, 2020 took a terrible turn for the Cincinnati Bengals and their prized rookie quarterback Joe Burrow.
Alex Smith is showing why Ron Rivera wanted an experienced quarterback to start for Washington, and has the team in position to compete for a division title because the NFC East is so weak.
The Eagles' 22-17 loss Sunday to the Cleveland Browns dropped Philadelphia to 3-6-1 on the year. The Washington Football Team is now a half-game back for the division lead. So too are the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants. Yes, they're all 3-7.
It was Washington's third win of the season (3-7) and keeps them in the middle of the warped NFC East division battle, with their next game against one of the three teams Washington has already beaten.
he win was ugly. The standings are even uglier. But after its 20-9 victory Sunday over the Cincinnati Bengals, Washington now has an opportunity to do something when it travels to Dallas in a matter of days when the two teams meet on Thanksgiving: Grab ahold of the NFC East.
Just before Joe Burrow was carted off with a serious-looking knee injury, Chase Young went over to check on the Cincinnati Bengals quarterback. Once a teammate of Burrow's at Ohio State, Young had just been part of the collision that knocked the 23-year-old out of the game: In the third quarter, Young tackled Burrow's chest while Jonathan Allen crashed into the quarterback's legs.
The No. 1 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft appeared to suffer a significant injury.
Joe Burrow was feeling it after Chase Young crushed him on fourth down.
"He represents, defines resilience," former Steelers coach Bill Cowher said on the pregame show.
Six weeks after being benched, Troy Apke is getting another shot to start.
Haskins and Burrow will be competing again, technically, on Sunday when Washington hosts the 2-6-1 Cincinnati Bengals, though the contest won't necessarily feature the former rivals going head-to-head.
If Smith's last two games are any indication, he may be better than he was before the injury. He's thrown for more than 300 yards in two consecutive weeks for the first time in his career. On the field, he's been decisive, his throws are crisp and he's finding his receivers.
When it comes to Washington's linebacking corps, Rivera and Del Rio are still searching to find the right combination for their defense.
Matt Ioannidis became the first Washington player to test positive for the coronavirus since the start of the regular season, according to a source familiar with the situation -- forcing the team to enter the NFL's intensive protocols.
The Washington Football Team had its first player to test positive for the coronavirus during the season -- forcing the team to enter the NFL's intensive protocols.
Nine seasons into his career, Kirk Cousins finally won on Monday night.
The NFC East's collective awfulness is why Washington, despite dropping two straight, is mathematically still very much alive in the race for the division title. But over the past few weeks, as losses have stacked up, Washington has started to emphasize that talking about winning the division can only go so far.
The Washington Football team is mulling a change at kicker due to Dustin Hopkins' repeated struggles, coach Ron Rivera said.
Week 10 has seen 11 field goals of at least 50 yards, tied with Week 13 of the 2012 season for the most in a single week in an NFL history. That includes Seattle's Jason Myers knocking through a 61-yarder to end the half at the Los Angeles Rams.
The Lions, for the most part, were likely pleased with the way Smith played as well, just as the Giants were the week before in New York's 23-20 victory.
In Washington's 30-27 loss, Young gave up a game-changing roughing-the-passer penalty with 12 seconds left when he hit Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford after the signal-caller had thrown the ball. The penalty moved the ball to the 50-yard, Detroit hit a nine-yard completion and kicker Matt Prater sunk a 59-yarder as time expired.
The highs and lows of a football game overshadowed, at least for Alex Smith they did, the fact that it had been 728 days since he had last started.
Making his first start in two years, Smith passed for almost 400 yards and survived a blitz-happy Lions defense to erase a 21-point deficit and tie the score, twice. But with 16 seconds left, Matt Stafford put together just enough of a drive to get Prater, who holds the record for the NFL's longest kick, into field goal range.
A 27-yard completion to Logan Thomas pushed Alex Smith over the 300-yard mark, the first time Smith has thrown 300-plus yards in consecutive weeks during his career. The 36-year-old quarterback entered late in the first quarter last week against the Giants once Kyle Allen departed with a dislocated ankle, and he nearly led a comeback.
Washington kicker Dustin Hopkins will play in Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions after previously being listed as questionable with a groin injury.
Releasing Peterson, Rivera knew, meant another team would likely scoop up the veteran. Meaning Rivera and Co. might have to face the team's 2019 MVP again on the football field.
Smith's 325 yards against the Giants were his most since the three-time Pro Bowler played for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Darrell Green has observed Dwayne Haskins from afar, and the Washington legend believes he knows the reason the 23-year-old has struggled to start his NFL career.
Washington running back Bryce Love will return to practice Wednesday for the first time since being placed on injured reserve last month.
During his recovery, Alex Smith's leg injury was considered so severe that he was granted special access to visit the Center for the Intrepid -- a military facility in San Antonio, Texas usually reserved for those with combat wounds. The Washington quarterback took three trips to the center after gaining clearance from the office of the secretary of defense to receive treatment.
In a recent interview with WUSA9, Adrian Peterson admits he'll be playing with a chip on his shoulder when he gets to face his former team Sunday when the Detroit Lions host Washington.
At the halfway point of the season, Rivera admitted the quarterback carousel has left him and his coaches still having to answer a crucial question: Is the team's franchise quarterback on the roster?
Washington quarterback Kyle Allen will meet with the team's doctors Monday to discuss surgery options for his dislocated left ankle, coach Ron Rivera said.
Two years ago this month, Alex Smith suffered his own devastating leg injury. But the Washington backup -- thrust suddenly into action -- couldn't dwell in the moment on the eerie parallels.
To understand the letdown that Washington suffered defensively Sunday, realize this about New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones: In the second year of his career, the Duke product is just 5-17 as a starter. Four of those wins have come against Washington.
Sims caught three balls for 110 yards in Washington's 23-20 loss to the Giants.
Smith took over Sunday after Kyle Allen dislocated his ankle.
Not long after Kyle Allen was carted off, with his fractured ankle in an air cast, Joe Theismann chimed in with a tweet. He perfectly put into words what so many others had to be thinking. And he didn't even need the full 280 characters to do it.
Kyle Allen was carted off in the first quarter of Sunday's game of the New York Giants with a serious-looking ankle injury.
Washington expects about 3,000 fans, isolated to the lower bowl and limited suites.
Fans are back at FedEx Field. And, like before, they won't be all cheering for the home team.
Veteran Dontrelle Inman was among the team's inactives with a hamstring injury, while wideout Steven Sims will be active for the first time since Week 3. Washington activated Sims, who had missed the past four games with a toe injury, off injured reserve on Saturday.
Carla Young is a tough grader. With the Washington rookie defensive end coming out of the bye week, Chase Young received just a C+ from his mother when she assessed his performance thus far. She made her reasons clear, too.
Before practice Wednesday, Morgan Moses and Brandon Scherff congratulated Terry McLaurin. The only problem? The second-year Washington wide receiver didn't know what the two were talking about.
Allen acknowledges there are those who may see him as little more than a stopgap solution for the franchise at the game's most important position. But perceptions, the 24-year-old knows firsthand, can change.
The NFL trade deadline is back to being anti-climatic.
The calamity that is this year's NFC East makes it even more difficult to predict whether the Washington Football Team will be buyers or sellers ahead of Tuesday's NFL trade deadline.
The Eagles' 23-9 victory over the Dallas Cowboys Sunday night ensured that Philadelphia going into its bye week will maintain control of first place in the NFC East no matter what the Washington Football Team does Sunday.
Washington is reportedly open to trading Dwayne Haskins. But apparently, the rest of the league isn't as interested.
"There is hardly a day I go through where I don't think about Verlon Biggs," Hall of Fame safety Ken Houston told me when I was researching the book, "Hail Victory: An Oral History of the Washington Redskins."
The Baltimore Ravens had a couple of chances to win Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, including the final play, an unsuccessful throw into the end zone in hopes of a miracle.
Edwards and Dobbins will face a stiff test against the second-best run defense in the NFL.
For all the focus on whether Washington will trade Dwayne Haskins ahead of Tuesday's NFL trade deadline, there's another player on its roster that's generating all sorts of buzz: defensive end Ryan Kerrigan.
All but four members of the New York Giants' offensive line are in quarantine after one lineman tested positive for the coronavirus.
The selection of Dwayne Haskins still makes sense. Even as the 15th overall pick in the 2019 draft is glued to the bench these days, Washington desperately needed a quarterback. But imagine, for a moment, that Washington didn't draft Haskins. Here's a look at who Washington passed on.
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