Monday October 27th, 2014

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will not play in Monday night’s game against the Dallas Cowboys as he continues to work his way back from an ankle injury, according to NFL.com’s Albert Breer

Backup Colt McCoy will get the start against the Cowboys. Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said last week that McCoy would get the nod against Dallas unless Griffin was 100 percent healthy.

Griffin has not played since Sept. 14 after injuring his ankle in the first quarter of a Week 2 win against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was replaced in that game by Kirk Cousins, who threw for 250 yards and two touchdowns in the team's 41-10 rout of Jacksonville. Griffin returned to practice on Oct. 15 and was listed as questionable for the Dallas game after being limited in practice all week.

Cousins then started the next five games, throwing eight touchdowns and nine interceptions, including throwing four interceptions in a Week 4 loss to the New York Giants and a three-interception performance in a 30-20 road loss to the Arizona Cardinals in Week 6.

He was benched at halftime and replaced by McCoy in last week’s 19-17 comeback victory over the Tennessee Titans. McCoy completed 11 of his 12 pass attempts for 128 yards and a touchdown.

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McCoy will be making his 22nd NFL start on Monday. He has a 6-15 record in five NFL seasons with the Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers and Redskins.

The Redskins are currently 2-5. 

Washington enters Monday night’s game with a minus-9 turnover ratio (9 interceptions, 6 lost fumbles). Only the Jaguars (1-7) and the New York Jets (1-7) have a worse turnover ratio this season.

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