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.
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.
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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