Report: 'No chance' RGIII plays Monday against Cowboys

Wednesday October 22nd, 2014

There is "no chance" Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III plays on Monday against the Dallas Cowboys, reports NBC's Dianna Marie Russini.

According to Russini, Griffin has not been medically cleared to play. Colt McCoy will start at quarterback and will be backed up by Kirk Cousins

On Monday, coach Jay Gruden said that McCoy would start against Dallas unless Griffin is "100 percent," but did not rule out Griffin playing.

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Griffin has not played since dislocating his ankle during a Week 2 win over Jacksonville. There was no fracture and the quarterback did not require surgery.

Cousins took over for Griffin against the Jaguars and started the next five games, throwing for 1,710 yards, 10 touchdowns and nine interceptions, including a four-interception game against the New York Giants. 

Cousins was benched during Washington's game against the Tennessee Titans​ on Sunday. McCoy replaced him at the start of the fourth quarter and completed 11-of-12 passes for 128 yards and a touchdown in a 19-17 win. 

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McCoy is a former third-round pick out of Texas. He spent last season as a backup for the 49ers, throwing one pass. Prior to that he was in Cleveland.

- Molly Geary

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