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Garrett Expecting Same Old RG3 On Sunday

Robert Griffin III returned to the lineup last week after missing the week before with a knee injury



    Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III returned to the lineup in the ‘Skins’ victory over the Philadelphia Eagles last week, after missing a game with a knee injury. Despite his posting an uncharacteristically paltry four yards of rushing against Philly while operating with a brace on the knee, Cowboys’ head coach Jason Garrett doesn’t expect Griffin to be any less dynamic on Sunday than he was in the teams’ first meeting, a 38-31 Redskins win on Thanksgiving Day.

    "He didn't run as much but he looks like the same guy to me," Garrett said, per ESPN Dallas. "Made a lot of plays in the passing game, moved around, it will be a really good challenge for us."

    Against the Eagles, Griffin had 198 yards passing for two touchdowns and an interception. In the first meeting with Dallas last month, he went for 303 yards, four touchdowns and a pick. But of course, Griffin III isn’t the only threat the streaking Redskins bring to the table.

    "What they've done really well all year long is they've run the ball and then they made a lot of plays in play action off their running game," Garrett said. "No. 1 rush team in the National Football League and it starts there and they've been very effective doing it and the runner (Alfred Morris) has been very good for them. The QB has been good in the running game as well and they get other people involved so it starts with that and then a lot of their big plays come off hard play action passes."

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