It’s no secret that Robert Griffin III is a different player than he was a year ago. A torn ACL suffered in the Redskins’ playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks made sure of that, and Griffin’s own teammate, Pierre Garcon, acknowledged as much earlier this season.
So it’s no surprise that the Cowboys defense noticed the change as well, after spending the week studying film of the 2012 Offensive Rookie of the Year.
Of course, this isn’t to say the man they call RG3 isn’t still a dangerous quarterback.
"He doesn't look the same," cornerback Brandon Carr told the NFL Network's “Around the League” on Thursday. “That's not saying we're going to fall asleep on him. He still has the same arm strength. He still has some type of elusive ability once he gets outside the pocket. ... But we know he's not the same.”
Even working under the assumption that Griffin is still hobbled to some degree, it’s hard to feel overly confident in the Dallas pass defense going into Sunday night’s matchup. Monte Kiffin’s unit has allowed three 400 yard passers in five games, and are coming off a performance against the Broncos in which they surrendered 517 yards and 51 points.
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