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Campbell’s little play proves to be huge

Campbell’s little play proves to be huge

With the score tied at 17, the Washington Redskins appeared to have been robbed of a touchdown when a highly questionable holding call negated a Clinton Portis touchdown run. Casey Rabach didn't stay close enough to Jay Ratliff to hold him but #61 drew the flag anyway. After an incompletion it was second and goal at the 16.

The play call was a little delay up the middle with Jason Campbell handing off to Ladell Betts. The two didn't quite connect and the ball squirted out of Betts' arm. Then Campbell made the biggest little play of the game when he alertly snagged the ball out of the air, tucked it in, and ran for six yards to the 10.

Although the Redskins had another touchdown nullified on the next play, Shaun Suisham kicked a field goal to give the Redskins a 20-17 lead, a lead that they would not relinquish.

If Campbell doesn't pluck that ball out of the air it hits the ground and nobody is around except for white-shirted defenders. The Redskins probably don't get those three points in a game they won by two points. Of course, we don't know how the dynamic of the game would have played out had Dallas recovered a fumble to keep the game knotted up at that point. But none of the scenarios I can think of would have been very good for the Redskins.

Campbell is receiving a lot of praise for his poise in the pocket today, for checking down and finding his second and third options on pass plays. Zorn loved how he didn't take chances with the ball and thus went his fourth straight game without an interception. Here he's getting kudos for all of that and for making one, little heads up play that averted a potential disaster.

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Redskins release Dashaun Phillips, again

Redskins release Dashaun Phillips, again

Cornerback Dashaun Phillips had a very short return to the Redskins’ active roster.

Phillips, who started the season as the nickel cornerback before being benched and eventually released and moved to the practice squad last month, was re-signed to the roster on Friday. He made the trip to Arizona but he was inactive for the game. The Redskins announced today that he has been released again.

It is possible for Phillips to return to the practice squad if he clears through waivers.

The transaction clears a roster spot for the return of offensive tackle Trent Williams, who has been suspended for the last four games.

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Jamison Crowder's touchdown dance was better than his touchdown

Jamison Crowder's touchdown dance was better than his touchdown

Among all the darkness and depression that has followed after the Redskins' 31-23 loss to the Cardinals on Sunday, one bright, shining light has emerged: Jamison Crowder's touchdown celebration.

Late in the third quarter, the second-year wideout was on the receiving end of a 26-yard Kirk Cousins strike, which put his team in the lead on the game's scoreboard by three. However, it's what he did post-catch that put his team in the lead by a far larger margin on the swagboard.

Feast your eyes on this dance, and if you've already seen it, feast your eyes on it again. And again. And AGAIN:

Do you see how much Juju he put on that beat? And did you catch how he gave the ref a little somethin'-somethin' right at the end of the sequence? Calling that flawless would be an insult to Crowder.

Apparently, Jay Gruden was heard screaming at his players in the locker room as they were processing the matchup's result Sunday night. Is it possible he was just loudly complimenting Crowder's moves?

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