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--The Cowboys were booed lustily when they took the field, just as they have been for the past 40+ years. Good to see that some things never change.

--The Cowboy contingent here is quite sizeable, although I've seen much, much worse. The Skins have a solid home field advantage despite some pockets of blue.

--I have a pretty good feeling about this one. The only hesitation I have is the thought of the Green Bay-Chicago game last week. Even that one was different in that the Bears were going with a full game plan and weren't holding out anyone. However, it does go to show you that it doesn't always matter when one team has something to "play for" and the other one doesn't.

First Quarter

13:55—A good scoop by Moss picks up 19 on third and eight. Collins had a good four or five seconds to throw and found Moss cutting over the middle.

10:47—Collins continues to throw low as Caldwell can't quite scoop one off of the turf on a third and 12. Frost punts into the end zone and Dallas takes over at the 20 with Romo at quarterback.

10:27—Third and nine. This is where Romo pulls something out of his ass with annoying regularity.

9:30—Not this time. An eight-yard completion to Whitten on third and nine has them punting.

8:56—McBriar is a great punter. The Skins put together a decent drive before punting, Dallas goes three and out and the Skins are all the way back at their 25 to start the drive.

7:18—Collins is like a pitcher that you'd call sneaky fast. He just threw one to Cooley that didn't look like he threw very hard, but it sure got there in a hurry.

6:35—Interference negates a Dallas interception—actually the interference caused the pick. First down at the 23.

Portis 23 run (Suisham kick)
Redskins 7, Cowboys 0

Portis does a Sean Taylor-like flip into the end zone to punctuate the score. That was a pretty impressive 75-yard drive there. Collins lined up in shotgun on first down a time or two and he is throwing with velocity and accuracy. Portis, was running OK before the TD run. At 23 yards, I think that's his longest of the year.

6:22—Springs gets his fourth pick in four games. He just jumped in front of the receiver and took away the pass.

4:56—They're measuring after a pass to Cooley on third and four. They got it by the hair of the nose of the ball.

4:41—The Skins give it right back on a fumble by Portis. It looked like a simple short off tackle play, but the ball came flying out. A big momentum change in favor of Dallas there after the Skins' score and INT.

4:30—A false start and then a tackle of Barber for a loss of five gets things going back the Skins' way for the moment.

2:17—Dallas goes three and out, but the Redskins still lose over 50 yards of field position after the punt and a penalty on the return.

2:00—The get the ball right back into Portis' hands, but he loses three on a swing pass. He's out, Betts is in.

1:20—A good picked by Betts on the draw has it third and short.

0:30—The Skins get a good spot on a pass to Moss to pick up the first.

End of first quarter
Redskins 7, Cowboys 0

Second Quarter

14:20—Wow, what a grab by Moss. He flat laid out for 35 yards. Dallas will challenge and, from one angle, it looks like they might have a shot at winning it.

14:26—Overturned. Again, can't complain about it.

14:00—Moss gets a lot of it back, going low to scoop up a Collins pas for 21 on third and 10.

12:47—So far, the Redskins are winning the battle at the line. They're pushing the Dallas defense back big time and Collins has all kinds of time to throw. Of course, as I type that Betts loses one and it's third and seven.

11:20—Intentional grounding forces a field goal attempt.

FG Suisham 46
Redskins 10, Cowboys 0

No doubt about that one. Suisham's back to being a keeper.

11:12—Romo is not sharp at all. He's probably still in the game to try to get something positive going. He's been wild high and low.

10:23—The two first downs on this Dallas drive have been via pass interference and illegal contact. Romo has completed three passes all day.

9:26—It looks like Dallas is going to win another challenge. A circus catch by Hurd looked good from here, but the ref on the spot called it incomplete. Unless the replay reveals some juggling that I didn't see, Dallas will have the ball around the Washington 25.

9:26—Yes, Dallas wins the challenge.

8:20—I'm not sure how long Barber is going to last with his running style, but he's impressive now.

7:49—Third and seven coming up.

7:15—A good play at the last second by Doughty saves the TD and forces a field goal attempt. Folk misses from 23 and a minor melee ensues. It was blocked, I think, by Golston. The Redskins dodge a bullet and take over at the 20.

6:32—Collins loses a fumble, giving the Cowboys another chance. It looks like Gibbs will challenge that his arm was going forward, but there doesn't seem to be a chance that it will be overturned. It will be Dallas ball at the Washington 19.

5:45—Barber isn't going to get anywhere near the 19 he needs to get 1,000 for the year. Looking at him and Portis, you can't tell which is the Pro Bowl back and which one is staying home.

5:00—Fletcher drops a pick six, showing his linebacker hands. Dallas will try a field goal.

FG Folk 37
Redskins 10, Cowboys 3

4:24—The Redskins have outgained Dallas on the ground 80 yards to 2.

2:00—Dallas will start back at the one after a great play by Thrash to tip the ball out of the end zone. He saved Frost's bacon on that one. I think the Redskins will get another score before halftime.

1:09—Not sure why Gibbs didn't call a timeout after the first-down running play.

0:49—First and 10 at the 45. It would be nice to have back that time from the first-down running play.

0:25—A nice grab by Moss for 12 and a first down. The replay booth will challenge. Overturned, third and 10.

0;18—Moss scoops up a low one at the 30—they're in field goal range.

0:09—A great sliding catch by Caldwell has time in TD range now.

0:05—Field goal attempt coming.

FG Suisham 23
Redskins 13, Cowboys 3

A nice drive to finish up the half, although a TD there would have finished off the Cowboys.

End of Second Quarter
Redskins 13, Cowboys 3

Third Quarter

Doug Williams is up in the press box, complete with his Tampa Bay Bucs shirt. I'm not sure what he's doing here except perhaps some advance scouting. I didn't think they did that from the press box. Nothing against Doug by any means, but he does work for another team.

30 minutes to the road to Seattle.

14:27—Romo nailed one to Witten, but the Dallas run game is still going nowhere.

13:44—Austin drops one, perhaps seeing #30 out of the corner of his eye. Dallas punts.

13:33—Randle El gets a nice return by going up the middle. I think he heads for the sideline too quickly sometimes trying for the big play when he can pick up a good chunk of yardage going straight ahead. He got 20 there and the Skins are at their own 36.

12:40—Collins hangs in the pocket despite fury all around him and calmly dumps off to Portis for nine and a first down near midfield.

9:16—The Redskins have a decent drive going as Collins is still passing the ball. Third and four.

8:46—Collins throws a dart to Randle El for a first down at the six. You can't tell who is the Pro Bowl QB here today, either.

7:20—Ports with one and then four to third and goal at the one. Time to finish it off.

Portis 1 run (Suisham kick)
Redskins 20, Cowboys 3

And Portis does, standing up.

6:42—Tony Romo is done for the day as Brad Johnson comes in at QB. He commands a three and out. It's unlikely that the Redskins will honor the white flag being waved by the Cowboys.

3:36—We're debating as to when the last time was that the Redskins clinched a playoff spot with a win at home. It's been at least since 1990. One scribe up here says that the regular season finale against Buffalo was the playoff clincher that year, I'm not so sure.

1:42—Another frozen rope by Collins for a first down to Moss. The Redskins are preserving the lead by throwing the ball. What a novel concept.

I'll check numbers the next time they come out, but I don't see Dallas resting many defensive starters.

End of third quarter
Redskins 20, Cowboys 3

Fourth Quarter

14:49—Khary Campbell makes a one-armed tackle of Crayton on the punt. He's the ace special teams demon.

14:00—Jones going sideways and is hit for a loss of four. A delay of game follows and it's third and very long.

11:58—Collins with a beautiful rope to Moss for the icing on the cake.

Moss 42 pass from Collins
Redskins 27, Cowboys 3

The Cowboys have minus-five yards rushing at this point.

9:30—Dallas putting together an extended garbage time drive. Witten is still in as are Jones and Crayton, but most of the other starters are taking the rest of the day off. It's safe to say, though, that the Redskins held Dallas at "full strength" (minus TO and their center) to three points through two and a half quarters of play.

8:40—A big third-down sack by Chris Wilson forces a field goal attempt.

FG Folk 30
Redskins 27, Cowboys 6

8:00—Portis now at 25 carries for 104 yards after a nice seven-yard pickup.

7:46—Not many people have left despite the rain and the score. It looks like a little celebration is in order. Again, it's been at least 18 years, maybe longer, since the Skins won at home to clinch a spot in the playoffs.

6:30—K. Campbell again with the tackle on the punt, this time catching Crayton from behind as he tried to make a move.

6:13—After creeping up near positive yardage in the running game, Jones is nailed for a loss of one. They're right around zero yards.

4:44—Johnson hangs up a long one to an open Austin, giving Smoot a chance to recover and knock the ball away. Dallas will punt.

3:00—I think that was the Redskins first three and out of the game. With a 21-point lead I don't suppose it will be too damaging.

2:00—The Vikings rallied to tie the Broncos in the very late going, it looks like that one's headed to OT. It's a good thing the Redskins are taking care of business.

2:00—The Skins will be in Seattle on Saturday at 4:30, so my guess a couple of days ago was wrong.

1:58—Johnson just can't throw the ball over 20 yards, and that includes the angle of the pass, so unless it's straight his limit is about 10.

1:22—Dallas turns it over on downs and the Skins will go into the victory formation.

90,910 in attendance on a pretty wet day. Not bad.

Final score
Redskins 27, Cowboys 6

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2017 Fantasy Football: Top 175 players

2017 Fantasy Football: Top 175 players

With NFL teams starting training camps in preparation for the 2017 season, seemed like a good time to break out an updated rankings list for the upcoming fantasy football season. This list is straight to the point. The top 175 players in order. Cardinals running back David Johnson starts things off with all kinds of running backs, wide receivers, tight ends and defenses in between before we reach Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski.

  • There’s a top tier with four players. That’s contingent on Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott avoiding suspension. From the sound of things, that might fall under the category of dreaming. The dynamic Johnson is the top overall option, but the Pittsburgh pair of Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown have their backers.


  • Jordan Reed came in fourth among tight ends even before Wednesday's news that the Redskins playmaker would open camp on the PUP list. That was due partly to fears over injuries, though admittedly more concussion than big toe pain. Therefore no need for any changes at least not down. Should Reed return soon, there's an outside chance he passes Travis Kelce and Greg Olsen as the No. 2 option at the position behind Rob Gronkowski, but this early injury reminder won't help squash fears of using a third or fourth pick on him.


  • Jacksonville running back Leonard Fournette (27) is the first rookie listed. Second? Cincinnati RB Joe Mixon (36). The Bengals have something of a crowded backfield, but the next person who tells me they're not impressed by what Mixon does on the field will be the first. 


  • Wide receiver Terrelle Pryor (40) is the first member of the Redskins on the list. Scan down another 41 picks for the first Baltimore player. Also a good reminder that Danny Woodhead (81) is on the Ravens.

Tier 1

1.  David Johnson, ARI RB
2.  Le'Veon Bell, PIT RB
3.  Ezekiel Elliott, DAL RB
4.  Antonio Brown, PIT WR
Tier 2

5.  Julio Jones, ATL WR
6.  Odell Beckham Jr., NYG WR
7.  LeSean McCoy, BUF RB
8.  Melvin Gordon, LAC RB
9.  Jordy Nelson, GB WR
10.  A.J. Green, CIN WR
11.  Mike Evans, TB WR
Tier 3

12.  Jay Ajayi, MIA RB
13.  Jordan Howard, CHI RB
14.  Devonta Freeman, ATL RB
15.  DeMarco Murray, TEN RB
16.  T.Y. Hilton, IND WR
17.  Michael Thomas, NO WR
18.  Amari Cooper, OAK WR
19.  Todd Gurley, LAR RB
20.  Rob Gronkowski, NE TE
21.  Dez Bryant, DAL WR
Tier 4

22.  Doug Baldwin, SEA WR
23.  Isaiah Crowell, CLE RB
24.  Marshawn Lynch, OAK RB
25.  Lamar Miller, HOU RB
26.  Brandin Cooks, NE WR
27.  Leonard Fournette, JAC RB
28.  Demaryius Thomas, DEN WR
29.  DeAndre Hopkins, HOU WR
30.  Sammy Watkins, BUF WR
Tier 5

31.  Carlos Hyde, SF RB
32.  Alshon Jeffery, PHI WR
33.  Allen Robinson, JAC WR
34.  Davante Adams, GB WR
35.  Michael Crabtree, OAK WR
36.  Joe Mixon, CIN RB
37.  Emmanuel Sanders, DEN WR
38.  Aaron Rodgers, GB QB
39.  Mark Ingram, NO RB
40.  Terrelle Pryor, WAS WR
41.  Golden Tate, DET WR
42.  Travis Kelce, KC TE
43.  Christian McCaffrey, CAR RB
44.  Ty Montgomery, GB RB
45.  Martavis Bryant, PIT WR
46.  Eddie Lacy, SEA RB
47.  Keenan Allen, LAC WR
48.  Jarvis Landry, MIA WR
49.  Tom Brady, NE QB
50.  Bilal Powell, NYJ RB
51.  Greg Olsen, CAR TE
52.  Jordan Reed, WAS TE
53.  Frank Gore, IND RB
54.  Larry Fitzgerald, ARI WR
55.  Dalvin Cook, MIN RB
56.  Mike Gillislee, NE RB
57.  Drew Brees, NO QB
58.  Tevin Coleman, ATL RB
59.  Andrew Luck, IND QB
60.  Tyreek Hill, KC WR
61.  Spencer Ware, KC RB
62.  Donte Moncrief, IND WR
63.  Willie Snead, NO WR
64.  Kelvin Benjamin, CAR WR
65.  C.J. Anderson, DEN RB
66.  Brandon Marshall, NYG WR
67.  Julian Edelman, NE WR
68.  Jamison Crowder, WAS WR
69.  LeGarrette Blount, PHI RB
70.  DeSean Jackson, TB WR
71.  Paul Perkins, NYG RB
72.  Stefon Diggs, MIN WR
73.  Ameer Abdullah, DET RB
74.  Matt Ryan, ATL QB
75.  Adrian Peterson, NO RB
76.  Russell Wilson, SEA QB
77.  Jimmy Graham, SEA TE
78.  Devante Parker, MIA WR
79.  Pierre Garcon, SF WR
80.  John Brown, ARI WR
81.  Danny Woodhead, BAL RB
82.  Kenny Britt, CLE WR
83.  Eric Decker, TEN WR
84.  Cam Newton, CAR QB
85.  Jameis Winston, TB QB
86.  Adam Thielen, MIN WR
87.  Matt Forte, NYJ RB
88.  Delanie Walker, TEN TE
89.  Kyle Rudolph, MIN TE
90.  Kirk Cousins, WAS QB
91.  Jonathan Stewart, CAR RB
92.  Kareem Hunt, KC RB
93.  Tyler Eifert, CIN TE
94.  Randall Cobb, GB WR
95.  Jeremy Maclin, BAL WR
96.  Quincy Enunwa, NYJ WR
97.  Marcus Mariota, TEN QB
98.  Doug Martin, TB RB
99.  Matthew Stafford, DET QB
100.  Theo Riddick, DET RB
101.  Mike Wallace, BAL WR
102.  Ben Roethlisberger, PIT QB
103.  Marvin Jones, DET WR
104.  Tyrod Taylor, BUF QB
105.  Robert Kelley, WAS RB
106.  Ted Ginn, NO WR
107.  Samaje Perine, WAS RB
108.  Tyrell Williams, LAC WR
109.  Cameron Meredith, CHI WR
110.  Derek Carr, OAK QB
111.  Derrick Henry, TEN RB
112.  Duke Johnson, CLE RB
113.  Corey Davis, TEN WR
114.  Philip Rivers, LAC QB
115.  Corey Coleman, CLE WR
116.  Jordan Matthews, PHI WR
117.  Dak Prescott, DAL QB
118.  Eric Ebron, DET TE
119.  Martellus Bennett, GB TE
120.  Darren Sproles, PHI RB
121.  Hunter Henry, LAC TE
122.  Jack Doyle, IND TE
123.  Jamaal Charles, DEN RB
124.  C.J. Prosise, SEA RB
125.  Rishard Matthews, TEN WR
126.  Terrance West, BAL RB
127.  Kenny Stills, MIA WR
128.  James White, NE RB
129.  Eli Manning, NYG QB
130.  Andy Dalton, CIN QB
131.  Zach Ertz, PHI TE
132.  Chris Thompson, WAS RB
133.  Sterling Shepard, NYG WR
134.  Giovani Bernard, CIN RB
135.  Shane Vereen, NYG RB
136.  Latavius Murray, MIN RB
137.  Josh Doctson, WAS WR
138.  Kevin White, CHI WR
139.  Coby Fleener, NO TE
140.  Will Fuller, HOU WR
141.  Jason Witten, DAL TE
142.  Marqise Lee, JAC WR
143.  Taylor Gabriel, ATL WR
144.  Robert Woods, LAR WR
145.  Carson Palmer, ARI QB
146.  Carson Wentz, PHI QB
147.  Blake Bortles, JAC QB
148.  Tavon Austin, LAR WR
149.  Tyler Lockett, SEA WR
150.  Cole Beasley, DAL WR

151.  Ryan Tannehill, MIA QB
152.  Cameron Brate, TB TE
153.  Jeremy Hill, CIN RB
154.  Breshad Perriman, BAL WR
155.  Jamaal Williams, GB RB
156.  J.J. Nelson, ARI WR
157.  Allen Hurns, JAC WR
158.  Joe Flacco, BAL QB
159.  Alvin Kamara, NO RB
160.  Austin Hooper, ATL TE
161.  Sam Bradford, MIN QB
162.  Julius Thomas, MIA TE
163.  Denver Broncos, DEN DST
164.  Mohamed Sanu, ATL WR
165.  Houston Texans, HOU DST
166.  Antonio Gates, LAC TE
167.  Kansas City Chiefs, KC DST
168.  C.J. Fiedorowicz, HOU TE
169.  Minnesota Vikings, MIN DST
170.  Zay Jones, BUF WR
171.  Seattle Seahawks, SEA DST
172.  Rex Burkhead, NE RB
173.  DeAndre Washington, OAK RB
174.  Charles Sims, TB RB
175.  Stephen Gostkowski, NE K

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Jordan Reed one of four Redskins to begin training camp on PUP list

Jordan Reed one of four Redskins to begin training camp on PUP list

RICHMOND - Jordan Reed will start Redskins training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list. 

The team's PR informed the media that Reed is experiencing pain and soreness in one of his big toes. The move to PUP was characterized as precautionary and they want to ensure that issues don't linger into the regular season. 

DeAngelo Hall, Houston Bates, and practice squadder Kendal Thompson will join Reed on the PUP list. 


For Reed, an integral part of the Redskins offense, there is a long history of injuries. In 2016, he missed time with a separated shoulder and a concussion.

Before Redskins fans freak out, remember Reed took part in minicamp and looked dominant. The PUP list also allows the Redskins to activate Reed once he's capable of practicing. 

Reed did not take part in voluntary OTAs with the Redskins in May, but was a full participant with the team at June's minicamp. 

Asked about injured players taking part in practice during Wednesday's press conference, head coach Jay Gruden opened up:

I think the injured guys are injured guys. We’re never going to change how we treat them. It’s the trainers’ job to tell us when they can go. I’m not going to keep a guy out of practice just because I think he might be injured. It’s up to the trainers and up to that player to let me know whether they can go or not. But like you said, we do have a luxury of having 88 or 87 healthy bodies where we can practice and function without somebody who is injured. That’s the trainers’ job​.

Expect much more on this development.