NFC East: Dallas Cowboys

Cowboys respond to Eagles' trash talk

November, 25, 2014
Nov 25
IRVING, Texas -- The trash talking has started between the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles in anticipation of their Thanksgiving Day clash at AT&T Stadium.

On Monday, Eagles defensive tackle Bennie Logan didn't seemed impressed with the Cowboys' offensive line.

"They’re OK," Logan told CSNPhilly. "Yeah, they’re OK. I don’t really know what’s great about them."

The Cowboys have the NFL's leading rusher in DeMarco Murray and an offensive line with three first-round draft picks, including Pro Bowl left tackle Tyron Smith.

Starting left guard Zack Martin, the Cowboys' 2014 first-round selection, is getting consideration for the offensive rookie of the year award.

"The running back’s having a good year running, but I don’t see anything spectacular about them," Logan said. "Same offensive line we faced last year and they have one new guy. We faced them [before]. They’re OK linemen."

Cowboys center Travis Frederick, like Martin and Smith, a first-round pick, didn't take the bait.

"I'm not really a big bulletin-board guy," Frederick said after Tuesday's practice at Valley Ranch. "For me, if you can't get motivated to play a game, this is your job, this is what I do, this is what I love. I'm motivated to play every game. People say things sometimes to the media and sometimes the media spins it a little bit. It is what it is."

Frederick was made aware of Logan's comments by fans on Twitter and Murray didn't know what was said until a reporter told him about it.

"Let's find out Thursday," Murray said with a smirk.

QB snapshot: Tony Romo

November, 25, 2014
Nov 25
A quick observation of quarterback Tony Romo and how he played in the Dallas Cowboys' 31-28 win in Week 12 against the New York Giants:

The Romo who played Sunday against the Giants looked a lot different from the Romo who played Nov. 9 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Romo moved much more freely against the Giants than he did against the Jaguars, which was his first game playing through two transverse process fractures in his back.

The Cowboys also felt more comfortable with him moving out of the pocket on designed plays. Romo said he feels better and expects to be back closer to normal in a week or two.

The challenge Thursday against the Philadelphia Eagles is the quick turnaround. He has been limited in his practice work since the second week of the season as he rested and rehabbed his surgically repaired back, but there is no time for rest this week.

Romo has excelled in Thanksgiving games in the past. He has posted a 6-1 record with 2,033 yards, 18 touchdowns and six interceptions. His only defeat came in 2012 when he lost to Washington 38-31 while throwing for 441 yards on 37-of-62 passing with three touchdowns and two interceptions. These Cowboys are not as pass-happy with their focus on the running game, so the burden is not as heavy on Romo to do everything.

Tony Romo taking part in light practice

November, 25, 2014
Nov 25
IRVING, Texas -- The calendar might say it’s Tuesday but for the Dallas Cowboys it is a Thursday in terms of their practice schedule, which means quarterback Tony Romo will take part in a full workout.

The nature of the practices this week is light because of the quick turnaround with the Cowboys playing the Philadelphia Eagles on Thanksgiving, and Romo took part in Monday’s walkthrough as well. Since the second game of the season Romo has not practiced a full week because of his surgically repaired back, but that will not be the case this week.

The only players missing from Tuesday’s practice are defensive end Jack Crawford, safety Jeff Heath, linebacker Dekoda Watson and cornerback Tyler Patmon. Crawford and Heath had surgery Tuesday morning to repair broken thumbs. Watson has a hamstring strain, and Patmon is working his way back from a sprained knee.

Wide receiver Terrance Williams is on the practice field. He suffered a fractured index finger against the New York Giants but will wear a splint and continue to play.
IRVING, Texas -- How good has DeMarco Murray's season been?

He can rush for 121 yards on 24 carries and it gets lost in the shuffle of the Dallas Cowboys' 31-28 win against the New York Giants.

"I thought he was fantastic," coach Jason Garrett said. "It starts with the offensive line. They blocked very well, but to be able to run the football as well as he's run the football week in and week out, against a lot of eight-man type fronts where they're trying to defend the run, I just think is really, really good stuff. He was physical throughout. Sometimes you get some gaudy numbers running the football because you make some big runs. He had a couple of explosive runs for us, but for the most part it was a grinder. That's really to me, when you're evaluating a back, that's when it gets most impressive. He's had a number of those kind of games where a lot of dirty runs, a lot of five, six, seven yard runs where he's finishing forward. He just did a lot of positive things in allowing us to control the football, make some first downs and really control a lot of the game."

And yet Murray wasn't completely pleased Sunday.

"I definitely felt like I was rusty," Murray said, adding, "I may have missed a few things here and there, but we'll watch the film and get it corrected and see where we go."

Murray entered the season seven games of at least 120 rushing yards in his career. He has six this season. He has recorded at least 100 yards in 10 of the Cowboys' 11 games. He is now third in team history with 17 career 100-yard games, trailing only Emmitt Smith (76) and Tony Dorsett (43).

His 1,354 yards are ninth-most in franchise history. He is on pace for 1,970 yards, which would be a franchise record. Smith had 1,773 yards in 1995. He needs one more 100-yard game to equal Smith's team record for most in a single season.

"I like the word patience better than pace," Garrett said. "Pace kind of suggests that he's pacing himself. But great runners have patience. They have great vision and they have patience. There's a ton of expressions that have been used through the years, slow to the hole, fast through the hole. You're always kind of working on coordinating the runner with the line blocking and the scheme and the timing of that, his depth, his steps, all of those things. And allowing plays to develop is a big part of being a good runner. The best runners I've been around, they kind of see things and ‘Hah!' and they go. And he certainly has those traits."
IRVING, Texas -- When the Dallas Cowboys beat the Carolina Panthers on Nov. 23, 2003, Bill Parcells made a memorable statement at his postgame news conference:

“You can’t call them losers anymore,” said an emotional Parcells after the Cowboys picked up their eighth win of that season, “because they’re something else now.”

On Nov. 23, 2014, the Cowboys beat the New York Giants for their eighth win of the season, but there were no bold proclamations Sunday night.

These Cowboys have gone 8-8 in each of the previous three seasons. The bulk of those Cowboys teams under Parcells endured three straight 5-11 seasons.

The Cowboys haven’t won more than eight games in a season since 2009, which just so happens to be the last time they made the playoffs. They finished 11-5 that season and won a playoff game.

Owner and general manager Jerry Jones hopes there is some motivation to get that ninth win Thursday against the Philadelphia Eagles.

“It’s enough [motivation] just to go down and beat Philadelphia,” Jones said Sunday. “They’ve been a big nemesis for us for many years. But if we needed any, it would be nice to break eight.”

According to ESPN Stats & Information, this is only the third time the Eagles and Cowboys will meet when both teams are at least five games above .500. The Cowboys won the previous two meetings: Week 17 in 2009 and Week 16 in 1980.

“Certainly it’s an important game,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. “It’s a division game. We have the same record. There’s significance to that. And you heard me say this before: You play 16 games, and each one is critical. Every game that you play is the most important game you’re playing because it’s the one you’re involved in, so this is the most important game of the year up to this point. Just like [Sunday] night’s was the most important game.”
IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys are expected to be without safety Jeff Heath and defensive lineman Jack Crawford on Thursday against the Philadelphia Eagles because of upcoming thumb surgeries.

Heath and Crawford are scheduled to each have surgery on Tuesday morning, but the injuries are not expected to be season-ending. Heath would not rule out playing Thursday but admitted it is a long shot. Crawford's absence would open up a spot on the defensive line for Terrell McClain or Josh Brent to play against the Eagles. They were inactive in Sunday’s win against the New York Giants.

Heath suffered his injury in the first half against the Giants and played one snap in the second half before coming out for good. With Barry Church cramping late in the game and Heath out, C.J. Spillman saw time with the first-team defense.

Coach Jason Garrett said wide receiver Terrance Williams fractured the tip of his index finger and will play with a splint. Garrett did not anticipate it being a problem for Williams in catching the ball. Officially Williams was listed as not practicing, but he did do some drills during the portion of practice that was open to the media.

Officially, Tony Romo was listed as not having participated in practice, but he was on the field during the portion of practice open to the media. Tyler Patmon (knee) and Dekoda Watson (hamstring) also did not practice. Josh Brent (groin), Tyrone Crawford (knee), Doug Free (foot), Nick Hayden (shoulder) and Rolando McClain (knee) were listed as full participants.

Heath saw time in the dime defense against the Giants before the injury. His absence should put Jakar Hamilton on the game-day roster for the first time this season.

"It's a setback," said Heath, who is second on the team in special teams' tackles with eight, "and that kind of sucks, but I’m pretty confident I’ll be back soon."

Tony Romo on practice field

November, 24, 2014
Nov 24
IRVING, Texas -- Quarterback Tony Romo is taking part in Monday's walkthrough as the Dallas Cowboys start their quick turnaround for Thursday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Romo has not practiced three straight days since the second week of the season, but with short, light workouts leading into the Eagles' game he did not think his back would take too much of a toll.

"I don't know that we're going to have much time to go too hard," Romo said after the Cowboys beat the New York Giants on Sunday. "I think if you're playing in football games, I'm sure you can make it through walkthroughs."

The only players not taking part in Monday's practice are safety Jeff Heath, who will need thumb surgery, defensive lineman Jack Crawford (thumb), cornerback Tyler Patmon (knee) and linebacker Dekoda Watson (hamstring). Crawford could also need thumb surgery. Watson could miss two games with his injury, which likely means the Cowboys will have to call up linebacker Keith Smith from the practice squad again.

The Cowboys will hold their normal "Wednesday" practice on Tuesday and go through a quick workout on Wednesday.

Defensive tackle Davon Coleman cleared waivers and was re-signed to the team's practice squad.

Upon Further Review: Cowboys make second half adjustments

November, 24, 2014
Nov 24
After the Cowboys dramatic 31-28 victory over the New York Giants on Sunday night, we review it in our weekly Upon Further Review.

  1. The Cowboys’ defense performed badly in the first half the Giants. It allowed scores on the first three possessions of the game. Things changed in the second half, and that’s probably the difference in the Cowboys’ victory. Yes, the defense, overall, looked sloppy particularly in the secondary giving you concern about the Philadelphia Eagles’ offense on Thanksgiving Day. But the Cowboys defense kept the Giants in check in the final 30 minutes with two three-and-outs to start the third quarter, and the Giants didn’t even score again until 3:00 remained in the game. Of the six second-half possessions, the Giants scored once, turned the ball over, a Barry Church interception at the Cowboys’ 3 and turned the ball over on downs when middle linebacker Rolando McClain stopped Rashad Jennings short of the marker on fourth down to clinch the victory. The pass rush could have been better, secondary too, but when it counted, the defense made the necessary plays to win the game.

 2. Cole Beasley is one of those underutilized players for the Cowboys. Dez Bryant, DeMarco Murray and Jason Witten get the hype because, well let’s be honest, they’re playmakers for Tony Romo. So is Beasley in a small way. He had just two catches on the night and each was big. His 45-yard catch and run for a score in the third quarter cut the Giants' lead to 21-17. Beasley, a slot receiver who uses his small frame, 5-foot-8 to and speed to slice through defenses, also made a 21-yard catch in the fourth quarter. Beasley’s grab moved the Cowboys from their 43 into Giants territory on the game-clinching drive. Sometimes it’s not about the big plays made in a game, the small ones, such as Beasley’s two catches, that helps teams win games.

 3. When you review the offseason moves by the Cowboys, defensive end Jeremy Mincey and McClain appear to be the smartest decisions made by the front office. McClain had 11 tackles, 10 solo along with two tackles for loss, in the victory. Mincey had four tackles, two solo, one sack and two quarterback hits. McClain continues to be the glue for this defense with his hard hits and smart plays. Tyrone Crawford is probably the best young defensive linemen on the team and Henry Melton had a recent surge of solid play, but Mincey has played consistently well at a high level for the majority of the season.
videoEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Dez Bryant is 6-2 and 225 pounds with hands that measure 9 inches. Odell Beckham Jr. is 5-11 and 198 pounds with hands that measure 10 inches.

When you think about it that way, perhaps we shouldn’t have been surprised at the amazing catch he made Sunday night that nearly broke the Internet.

 “It was special,” Tony Romo said of the catch. “I got a guy on our team who makes some pretty incredible catches and that one is right there with anything I’ve ever seen.”

Beckham Jr. spent a portion of his pre-game workout practicing one-handed catches like he does every week. In the second quarter of the Cowboys’ 31-28 win, Beckham made one of the best catches you’ll ever see.

With Brandon Carr tugging at Beckham Jr.’s jersey -- Carr was called for pass interference -- the rookie receiver leaped high and snagged the point of the ball with his right hand while he was nearly perpendicular to the ground.

He cradled the ball against his body and stumbled into the end zone, falling on his back for a 43-yard touchdown.

Yes, it was that ridiculous.

“We’ve seen Dez make catches like that for us,” safety Barry Church said. “What can you say? They get paid too. That was an amazing catch. You tip your hat and move on.”

Beckham Jr. finished with 10 catches for 146 yards and two touchdowns. He caught eight passes for 125 in the first half.

“We studied him a lot in the draft,” Jason Garrett said. “He’s not tall, but he’s long, he’s explosive, and he has huge hands. He’s a dynamic player.”

Bryant said he hated to see Beckham Jr. make a grab like that against the Cowboys, but he had to respect the play.

“I respect playmakers, and he’s a playmaker,” Bryant said. “I just don't like it when he does it against us, but I do like seeing receivers ball out in this league. I’m a fan of all wideouts and I love that catch, but I’m happy we got the win.”

Cowboys ready for quick turnaround

November, 24, 2014
Nov 24
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- As good as the Dallas Cowboys felt inside the locker room after Sunday’s 31-28 win against the New York Giants, they were already thinking about the Philadelphia Eagles.

“When we land in Dallas, (this) game no longer matters,” wide receiver Dez Bryant said.

The Cowboys landed early Monday morning and will practice at 4 p.m. Some staffers reported straight to Valley Ranch off the plane to get a jump start on the day. The coaches used the bye week to get a quick look at the Eagles but were expected to study them more on the plane ride home.

“You have to watch the tape,” tight end Jason Witten said of the win over the Giants. “We will have to do it on our own because Thursday is going to come on us quick, but it is always good to get a win these games before Thanksgiving.”

The Cowboys needed the win to maintain pace with the Eagles. Dallas trails in the standings despite both teams being 8-3 because Philadelphia has a better division record, but with two of the Cowboys' next three games coming against the Eagles, they can rectify that.

Had the Cowboys lost Sunday, a win Thursday would have been that much more crucial.

“You’ve got to move on,” running back DeMarco Murray said.

Owner and general manager Jerry Jones said he was not upset the NFL gave the Cowboys such a difficult stretch with a Sunday night game on the road leading into a Thursday afternoon game.

“That’s three hours, that’s really nothing,” Jones said. “We’ll get rest on the plane and go in there, but we’ve got three more hours to prepare than Philadelphia, I guess. Did Philadelphia get a bye last week?”


“OK, we got one, so we got the edge,” Jones said.

The Eagles will leave Philadelphia Wednesday afternoon for Thursday’s game.

“And we’re playing at home, so when you look at the edges, which edge would you rather have?” Jones said. “Would you rather have Philadelphia’s having to travel or us when we had a bye week?”
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- When the Dallas Cowboys practice on Monday, quarterback Tony Romo plans to be on the field.

"I don’t know that we’re going to have much time to go too hard," Romo said after the Cowboys beat the New York Giants on Sunday. "I think if you’re playing in football games, I’m sure you can make it through walk-throughs."

Romo has not practiced all three days leading up to a game since the second game of the season as he has rested and rehabbed his surgically repaired back. With a quick turnaround for the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday, the Cowboys will not have a strenuous practice schedule.

They will have a quick practice on Monday and hold a "Wednesday" practice on Tuesday and a red-zone and short-yardage practice on Wednesday.

Romo said he would talk to the coaches and athletic trainers and medical staff on the plane ride home from New Jersey about an exact plan.

"I think just figuring out what gets you in the best position to be at your best come Thursday," Romo said.

Romo moved around much better Sunday against the Giants than he did Nov. 9 against the Jacksonville Jaguars at London’s Wembley Stadium. He suffered two transverse process fractures in his back on Oct. 27 against the Washington Redskins and missed the following game against the Arizona Cardinals.

In his past two games he has completed 38 of 53 passes for 515 yards with seven touchdowns and no interceptions.

"I felt a little bit better," said Romo, who had his first four-touchdown pass game of the season Sunday. "I think hopefully in another week or so I’ll be back to where I’d like to be. That’s just part of playing the game. I’m feeling better, but my movements throughout the week were improved from the Jacksonville week. I could feel that for sure."

Cowboys on to Philadelphia

November, 24, 2014
Nov 24
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Observed and heard in the locker room after the Dallas Cowboys' 31-28 win Sunday over the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium:

Eight is not enough: The Cowboys won eight games in 2011, 2012 and 2013, missing the playoffs with Week 17 losses in each of those seasons. With five games to go the Cowboys are 8-3 and in position to make the playoffs for the first time since 2009. And they have a quick turnaround with the Philadelphia Eagles visiting AT&T Stadium on Thanksgiving.

"It's better than having seven [wins] so I think we needed this win," quarterback Tony Romo said. "It's a tough place. It's tough to win against the Giants on the road. It's been that way always. You can't take it for granted ... We've got another challenge coming up here real quick. Philly is playing great football. We're going to have to play better than we played tonight to win that game."

Not pleased at all: Defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli was not happy after the game. He had a hard time overlooking the 417 yards allowed, the 27 first downs and the 11-of-16 third-down conversions. But after allowing touchdowns on their first three drives, the Cowboys allowed just one on the Giants' final eight drives.

"I love winning, but I'm about execution," Marinelli said. "We started executing better. To me, it was just mindset. And getting ready to play and playing really hard. Really playing hard."

Injury update: Safety Jeff Heath suffered a broken thumb that could end his season. With Heath hurt, special teamer C.J. Spillman saw action late in the game with Barry Church dealing with cramping in his hamstrings. Church said he did not do a good job hydrating during the game but he said he will be ready to go for Thursday. Defensive lineman Jack Crawford also suffered a thumb injury but that is not expected to sideline him for long. Wide receiver Terrance Williams had a finger bandaged after the game.

Rapid Reaction: Dallas Cowboys

November, 23, 2014
Nov 23
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- A few thoughts on the Dallas Cowboys' 31-28 win against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium.

What it means: The Cowboys absolutely needed to win Sunday night and Tony Romo’s touchdown pass to Dez Bryant with 1:01 to play proved to be the difference.

With the win the Cowboys kept pace with the Philadelphia Eagles and improved to 8-3, equaling their win total from each of the past three seasons with five games to go. The last time the Cowboys were 8-3 was in 2009, and that also happens to be the last time they made the playoffs.

It took some time for the defense to get its legs, but it was able to end the Giants’ final drive with a fourth-down stop by Rolando McClain on a Rashad Jennings catch that was initially ruled a first down before officials used replay to overturn the call. When official Bill Vinovich announced the decision, Cowboys fans erupted.

As a result, the Cowboys were able to take a knee with 23 seconds to play and leave New Jersey with the win, setting up a manic five-game finish that includes two games against the Eagles.

The big plays: The Cowboys have not been as efficient offensively the past few games, but they are getting more big plays. Against the Jacksonville Jaguars, they had three touchdown plays of at least 35 yards. Against the Giants, Romo had touchdown passes of 45 yards to Cole Beasley and 31 yards to Bryant in the third quarter to help erase a 21-10 Giants halftime lead. The Cowboys also had an 18-yard run by DeMarco Murray in the third quarter on his way to his 10th 100-yard game in 11 tries this season.

Game ball: Has Tony Romo put himself in the MVP conversation yet? Romo completed 18 of 26 passes for 275 yards and a season-high four touchdown passes. He saved his best for the final drive, completing all six passes for 66 yards, including a 13-yard strike to Dez Bryant with 1:01 to play. It was the second time Romo and Bryant connected for a score and it marked the 23rd fourth-quarter comeback of Romo's career. It's Romo's first game with more than three touchdown passes since he had five last year against Denver. The Cowboys lost that game on a late interception.

Stock watch: The Cowboys took some time to get acclimated after the bye, especially defensively, giving up three touchdowns on the first three drives, but Rod Marinelli figured something out ... until he didn’t. Leading 24-21, the Cowboys had the Giants pinned at their 7, but New York traveled 93 yards on 14 plays for the go-ahead score with 3:00 to play. The Giants, who converted 7 of 8 third-down tries in the first half, converted both third-down chances on this drive. It was the third touchdown drive of at least 80 yards the Cowboys allowed Sunday and the 11th time it has happened this season. But the offense bailed out the defense on the fourth-down stop by McClain.

What’s next: The Cowboys have a quick turnaround with the NFC East rival Philadelphia Eagles visiting AT&T Stadium on Thanksgiving. It’s just the second time these teams have met on Thanksgiving. Philadelphia pinned a 27-0 loss on the Cowboys in 1989.

Josh Brent inactive for Cowboys

November, 23, 2014
Nov 23
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Josh Brent’s 2014 debut with the Dallas Cowboys will have to wait at least another week.

The defensive tackle is inactive for Sunday night’s game against the New York Giants. Brent was added to the 53-man roster during the bye week and has practiced for the last month, but the Cowboys do not feel the need -- nor have the spot -- on the gameday roster.

Terrell McClain is also inactive, which means defensive end Jack Crawford will continue to split time at end and tackle.

Quarterback Dustin Vaughan, tackle Tony Hills, tackle Donald Hawkins, cornerback Tyler Patmon and safety Jakar Hamilton are also inactive.

Anthony Hitchens will start at weakside linebacker with Rolando McClain returning to the lineup.

Welcome to MetLife Stadium

November, 23, 2014
Nov 23
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Welcome to MetLife Stadium, where the Dallas Cowboys take on the New York Giants Sunday night.

The Cowboys are coming off their bye week and are looking to sweep the Giants for the second straight season. The Cowboys are the NFL’s only undefeated road team this season (4-0), but they have lost four straight road games in prime time.

Their last road win in prime time was the 2012 season opener against the Giants.

With a win, the Cowboys would improve to 8-3. The last time they had that record came in 2009, which also happens to be the last time they made the playoffs.

Protect the ball: Jason Garrett constantly preaches about the importance of the ball.

The stat that means the most to the Dallas Cowboys head coach is turnover margin. Win that and your odds of winning improve. Lose that and you face an uphill climb.

Despite the Cowboys’ 7-3 record, they are minus-1 in turnovers on the season. Entering Sunday’s games, there was only one team with a winning record -- the Philadelphia Eagles -- with a worse turnover margin than the Cowboys. The Cowboys have lost 10 fumbles. Only the Eagles (11) had more.

Tony Romo has had at least one interception in six straight games (nine total) against the Giants, with 13 touchdown passes.

In the first meeting, Romo completed all nine second-half passes for 156 yards and a touchdown in the 31-21 win at AT&T Stadium.

“As the games get later in the year, if you’re lucky enough to be a team that’s going to be playing in January and late in the year, the turnovers are going to be what ultimately decides your season,” Romo said. “You can play a great football game and you can be a better team, but if you give up the ball, you’re not going to be able to accomplish your goals. So, I think that’s a very big key for us.”

Keep an eye on: Giants rookie receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has made some great strides since playing the Cowboys in October. He caught just four passes for 34 yards in that game but had two touchdowns.

In the three games since, Beckham has 21 catches for 357 yards. In that time span he is tied for third in the NFL in catches and second in yards.

“In this league everybody has the physical abilities to make plays,” Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr said. “To survive in this league it comes down to intangibles, the mental part. His confidence is there. He has an elite quarterback I know that’s pushing him, motivating him and trying to get him the ball.”

Giants running back Rashad Jennings didn’t play in the first meeting between the teams. The Giants’ three wins this season have come with Jennings active. He has 109 carries for 455 yards on the season.

“He’s run the ball effectively for them when he’s healthy,” Garrett said. “But the other runners, they have are good players, too, and obviously when you go into any game, the importance of controlling the line of scrimmage and controlling the run is critical. We certainly have to do that this week.”

The ref: Bill Vinovich’s crew will work Sunday night’s game between the Cowboys and Giants. Here is a breakdown of what Vinovich called last week with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Redskins.