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Redskins Starting QB Colt McCoy In Week 8, Unless RGIII Can Play

Redskins HC Jay Gruden told reporters on Monday that Colt McCoy will be the team’s starting quarterback against the Cowboys for Week 8’s game against the Cowboys if Robert Griffin III can’t play, per John Keim.

  • Gruden added that RGIII will “needs to be 100 percent” to play.

McCoy replaced Kirk Cousins at halftime of Washington’s win over the Titans and finished the game completing 11-of-12 passes for 128 yards and a touchdown. Majority of his passing yards came on his first pass, which was a 70-yard play from WR Pierre Garcon.

As for Cousins, he finished the game 10-16 for 139 yards, one interception and he also lost a fumble. Washington had lost their last four games before McCoy led them to a victory in Week 7 and given Cousins struggles, it’s not all that surprising to see them give McCoy a shot if RGIII is out.

We’ll have more updates regarding Griffin’s status throughout the week.