Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III’s return to action against the Eagles last week went just fine.
The Redskins won and Griffin did no new damage to the knee he injured in Week 14 against the Ravens, which made the day a success even if they operated from a more limited playbook than they were using before Griffin got hurt. He ran just twice in the game, only one of which was a designed run for a player whose feet are usually a big part of the game plan. On Thursday, Griffin said that he’s ready for a bigger workload against the Cowboys on Sunday night.
“The knee is fine. Whatever I feel like I can do on that day, I will,” Griffin said, via the Washington Post. “I’ll be able to do more, to answer your question. I won’t dodge it. I’ll be able to do more against the Cowboys than Philly, but we’ll see how that goes.”
Coach Mike Shanahan agreed with that assessment and went a little further, saying that Griffin could have done more last week if the team had been willing to turn him loose. He didn’t say what the team had in mind for this week, but the promise of an NFC East title could be enough to take the last remaining wraps off their newly minted Pro Bowler.