Fred Davis Iron Man?
Statistically, at least during the Redskins last two games, absolutely.
A combination of factors Chris Cooley being out for the year, Davis own ability in the passing game and the Redskins consistently falling behind have led to Davis playing nearly every offensive play.
In the last two games, Davis has not missed any of the 121 offensive plays.
A little sore, a little beat up, he said of the workload. I still have the ankle sprain but I feel good enough to go.
Davis knew his workload would increase once Cooley was shut down.
You just have to be ready because the season is long, from the preseason until now and this is my first full season starting so Im getting used to needing the massages and the treatment, he said. Im starting to get my body back with a second wind, finally getting my legs back.
Davis leads the Redskins in receptions (43), receiving yards (587) and snaps (528 of 578, 91.3 percent). Paulsen has played 89 snaps and Sellers just six.
We put a lot of pressure on Fred at that position, coach Mike Shanahan said. Id like to probably limit a little more of his plays because any time you do that to a player, it takes a toll. But Fred is giving everything hes got.
Murray Emerges For Cowboys
Dallas DeMarco Murray carried only two times in the first Cowboys-Redskins game, serving as the third-string running back. A lot has changed since Week 3. Tashard Choice couldnt stay healthy and was waived and starter Felix Jones has missed the last four games because of injury.
Murray has capitalized. In Jones sted, Murray has rushed for 253, 74, 139 and 135 yards. The first game was the ninth-best in NFL history and the second-most by a rookie.
I dont know if it was a surprise, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. He didnt really play until our last preseason game so we didnt see a lot of him. He did a nice job early getting himself acclimated and understanding what we want to do on offense. He got an opportunity and hes really taken advantage of it.
Said quarterback Tony Romo: He has a good burst. He sees the hole and attacks it. At different times, he can be patient.
Watching From Hospital
Redskins linebacker Keyaron Fox is unlikely to play again this week because of a knee inflection, the result of a turf burn.
Fox said he spent all of last week in the hospital receiving antibiotics.
It was pretty painful but they took good care of me, he said. I was expecting to only be there for a day.
Fox watched the Miami loss from his hospital room.
I definitely wanted to travel with the team even if I couldnt play but under the circumstances, it was better for me to stay in the hospital, he said.
Veteran receiver Donte Stallworth spent his off weekend at home in the Miami area he was cut and then re-signed on consecutive Tuesdays.
I was in contact with a couple other teams and I didnt know what was going to happen, he said. I didnt know Leonard Hankerson got hurt as bad as he did until the Redskins called me on Monday.
Staying The Same
When the Redskins last played Dallas, the Cowboys were in their third regular season game with new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. So it reasons the Redskins should expect more looks this time around, right?
No, theyre actually more simple, Shanahan said. Theyre very sound in what they do and playing extremely hard. You can tell theyre comfortable with themselves and their own system.
Said quarterback Rex Grossman: Its a little different defense than the first time we faced them but the same basic fronts and things.
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