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Cowboys turn quickly to Redskins, RG3's visit

Associated Press Modified: November 19, 2012 at 8:17 pm •  Published: November 19, 2012

DeMarco Murray didn't practice, but Garrett didn't rule out his return from a five-game absence with a sprained foot. If Jones and Murray can't play, undrafted rookie Lance Dunbar could end up with most of the carries against the Redskins. After Dallas had eight straight pass plays on its first overtime possession, Dunbar did get three carries on the winning drive, including a 7-yard run that put the Cowboys in field goal range.

"He had a few plays I had to get on him a little bit. It was just a couple of small mistakes," Romo said of Dunbar. "I told him afterward, 'We will correct these. We'll get them right but we have to lock in.' The kid has some ability and he showed that today."

The Cowboys are 1-1 against rookie quarterbacks who began the season as starters as they prepare to face Griffin. They lost badly to Seattle and rookie quarterback Russell Wilson in Week 2 and were headed in the same direction against Brandon Weeden and the Browns.

Weeden led three straight scoring drives as Cleveland built a 13-0 halftime lead, and he completed five straight passes late in the fourth quarter, including a 17-yard touchdown to Benjamin Watson that put the Browns ahead 20-17 with 1:07 remaining.

Griffin was 14 of 15 for 200 yards with four touchdowns in a 31-6 victory over the Eagles.

"You can see that as the season progresses that they grow," Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr said. "They're still learning the game as rookies, but at the same time they have a lot of upside. They have a lot of ability to go out there and lead their teams."


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