Redskins Notebook: CB's All Probable

Redskins Notes 12.14.05--The Redskins received some much-needed good news on the injury front as all of their banged-up corners were listed as probable for Sunday's game.

...Corners Shawn Springs (back), Carlos Rogers (bicep) and Walt Harris (calf) all are listed as probable on the injury report. None of them practiced, but Harris was at least on the field. All expect to play, which is good news for the Redskins, who would be in trouble if they couldn't play.

Nobody was listed as anything worse than probable: linebacker LaVar Arrington (thigh), left tackle Chris Samuels (ankle), receiver James Thrash (hamstring) and safety Matt Bowen (knee). Thrash and Arrington both practiced, as did defensive tackles Joe Salave'a and Cedric Killings.

...Linebacker Marcus Washington was named the Quarterback Club Redskin of the Year Tuesday night.

...There's no doubt this is the biggest Redskins-Cowboys game in Washington since 1992. Players definitely feel the rivalry has been renewed.

''I had to go to an event last night and that's all anyone wants is another win over Dallas,'' quarterback Mark Brunell said. ''Yeah, sure, theres a huge buzz around town. Everyone's talking about it. That's the way it should be. The expectations are high for this team. The crowd support is incredible. It'll be a great environment and a fun afternoon. I've gotten a lot of phone calls and have said no a lot of times already [for tickets].''

...More Brunell: ''What will define this team is what we do in the next few weeks. That will determine just how good we are.''

...Sean Taylor on the Cowboys: ''They talk so much crap and they think they own us. I take little things like that and it adds fuel to the fire. By gametime the fire is blazing. We'll be ready for [their receivers]. They'd better be ready.''

...Taylor has come a long way in dealing with the media -- and vice versa. All Taylor wants is to not be treated simply as a quote. And when he talks he's been very affable. It's been a much better, and quieter, year for him in that regard.

...Tackle Jon Jansen did not practice, but obviously will play.

...Phillip Daniels: ''We've got three division games coming up. We're at home. We couldn't ask for anything better than that.''

...Joe Gibbs on big games: ''I throw up before the games. Yeah, I get nervous about all the things, for our fans, the owner, our coaching staff and all that it means to them. …I get nervous about it, that's my nature. I don't think I ever relax.''


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