In news that will surprise exactly no one, Robert Griffin III had a pretty good time in his return to his home state of Texas, where he gained national notoriety and a Heisman Trophy win as the quarterback of the Baylor Bears.
Griffin diced up the Cowboys defense with a 311 yard performance that saw a career-high-tying four touchdown passes leave Griffin’s hand--three of those came during that onslaught in the second quarter and two of them went for more than 50 yards. He also ran for 29 yards, which doesn’t sound impressive but was just six fewer than the Cowboys’ ground total on the day.
Griffin did allow a third quarter interception to Cowboys’ safety Charlie Peprah, but given that the Redskins got out with a victory, it stands as a pretty forgettable blemish on an otherwise pristine performance by the rookie.
“I always get emotional when I come back,” Griffin said, per ESPN Dallas. “I got to see my Baylor head coach, coach Art Briles. I had not seen him in a long time. It was good to see him and just be back in Texas. I had that feeling like I was back home where I spent many years. But it didn’t drive me through the roof emotionally as far as getting charged up for the game. It was a normal game even though it was a Thanksgiving game.”
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