Cofield: “We Are Where We Want To Be”
ASHBURN, VA (CBSDC)–The Redskins held their second day of practice Thursday as they prepare for the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday and are getting healthier.
Tyler Polumbus (concussion) was cleared to do the walk-through in practice today and will have to take one more test tomorrow before he is cleared to fully practice.
If he can fully practice Friday, it would still be a game-time decision on if he would start over Maurice Hurt, who started at right-tackle in place of Polumbus last Sunday against Philadelphia.
DJ Gomes (knee) and London Fletcher (ankle) were limited in practice.
Barry Cofield, who spent his entire career prior to last season with the New York Giants, knows how big this game is for the DC Metro area.
“Being able to win the NFC East for the first time in over ten years would be very special for us and for our fans.”
Cofield also talked about what the feeling was in the locker room after falling to the Carolina Panthers on November 4th and falling to 3-6 on the season.
“The Season was either going to go to hell at that point or we were going to fight back. Obviously, we are where we want to be.”
Lorenzo Alexander was nominated for his first Pro Bowl as a special teams player yesterday and Redskins Head Coach Mike Shanahan was proud of him.
“I was really happy. He’s been playing at that level for a number of years.”
Alexander is happy to be going to Hawaii for the first time.
“I was definitely excited…to be recognized by the fans, your coaches and the players is a pretty cool experience.”
Robert Griffin III was also nominated for his first Pro Bowl yesterday and Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan admitted that they weren’t able to do everything they are used to with Griffin III last Sunday due to his knee injury.
“We held him back some but it was more the game-plan. We still ran him here-and-there, not as much.”
Griffin III says he’s just focused on the Cowboys and not the Pro Bowl.
“I didn’t really have too much of a reaction. We’re all focused on the Cowboys, we know we got this game ahead of us.”
Trent Williams is also going to the Pro Bowl for the first time and he’s also very happy.
“I was extremely excited,” Williams said when he found out.
Added, “I couldn’t stop smiling.”
Listen here to what Mike Shanahan, Kyle Shanahan, Jim Haslett, Robert Griffin III, Trent Williams, Lorenzo Alexander, Barry Cofield, Stephen Bowen & Darrel Young had to say following practice today.
Mike Shanahan Practice Audio
Kyle Shanahan Practice Audio
Jim Haslett Practice Audio
Robert Griffin III Practice Audio
Trent Williams Practice Audio
Lorenzo Alexander Practice Audio
Barry Cofield Practice Audio
Stephen Bowen Practice Audio
Darrel Young Practice Audio