Very Miscellaneous Stuff on the Day Before


Couple of day-before items to note:

First, it appears that Santana Moss will probably miss tomorrow’s game against the Cowboys.

Washington Redskins receiver Santana Moss missed his sixth consecutive practice Nov. 3 with an injured left hamstring and isn’t expected to play against the Dallas Cowboys.

Asked whether he’d ruled out Moss for the game, Redskins coach Joe Gibbs said: “Yeah. Looks more and more like it will be hard to have him go.”

Moss has more yards receiving (435) than the other four wideouts on the roster combined (397). He was injured during Washington’s last game, a 36-22 loss at Indianapolis on Oct. 22, and hasn’t practiced since.

“You’re going to miss Santana. We all know that. We have to have other guys step up,” Gibbs said. “It’s why we have the guys we do at that position. Hopefully that will happen.”

Moss killed the Cowboys in last season’s game in Dallas but was held earlier this season to four catches for 69 yards.

And second, no word yet on whether Jason Campbell will see action tomorrow. According to the Washington Post, which compared the quarterback situation in Washington with the one in Dallas, Campbell has been waiting patiently.

At FedEx Field, fans have been screaming for Campbell to replace 36-year-old Mark Brunell, with the offense producing just 14 touchdowns in seven games. But Gibbs is not ready to make a change, and Campbell, 24, is slated to be the third quarterback again Sunday.

“I mostly try not to think about the other guys” who are starting quarterbacks at a young age, said Campbell, who starred at Auburn. “But one thing it does give you is a lot of confidence when those guys are out there doing their thing. And I feel like I could do the same thing — go out there and play with poise and just manage the game.”

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Here is what Mickey Spagnola had to say about Tony Romo’s balls (yes, those balls):

Talking about what’s the biggest intangible he likes about Tony Romo, Bill Parcells about said the same thing Jimmy Johnson said way back in the summer of ‘89 about why he just wanted to rid himself of Steve Pelluer, who basically had started the past 2½ seasons before he got here. I remember standing outside by the weight room as clear as day when Johnson said Pelluer didn’t have big enough, well, male genitalia, for his liking to play quarterback. And I’ll be darn, there was Parcells on Thursday, saying about Romo, “He’s got . . . ,” mouthing the same word Johnson used (Hint: It begins with a B and ends with an S) since he knew he was live on radio, the PC guy that he is. “He’s taking his swings – not going up there with his bat on his shoulder.”

I feel the Pulizer coming on!

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The Cowboys are 6-4 in the last 10 games played in Washington, including the last game ever played in RFK Stadium in 1996. Here is a quick look at those 10 games:

1996: Washington 37, Dallas 10
1997: Washington 21, Dallas 16
1998: Dallas 31, Washington 10
1999: Dallas 41, Washington 35 (OT)
2000: Dallas 27, Washington 21
2001: Dallas 20, Washington 14
2002: Washington 20, Dallas 14
2003: Dallas 27, Washington 0
2004: Dallas 21, Washington 18
2005: Washington 35, Dallas 7

Average score: Dallas 21.4, Washington 21.1

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And just for fun, here are some highlights from the week 2 win over the Redskins: