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It appears the Giants' pursuit of Tim Hightower is ongoing. And now another team has entered the race.

Both the Redskins and the Giants have inquired about signing Hightower this off-season, according to the Washington Post.

The last team to employ the running back was Washington -- back during the 2012 pre-season -- while New York has been the primary team linked to him this off-season.

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I?m hoping that he?s not doing anything this weekend. Hopefully, he?s sick, he?s not playing very well. Ryan Torain is a great young man. He?s got excellent running ability. I was kind of really surprised that he was on the street as long as he was. I think the one thing he?s going to look for, is a guy that can make people miss, a guy that can carry the football and he?s a great kid.
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I think every year is a different team. Last year is last year; we all know what happened last year. That?s over with. We?ve been playing well; we know what team we?re facing this week. Anytime you play on the road like the Giants played last year, it gives everybody an idea of just how good they are on both sides of the football.
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The Daily News' Gary Myers thinks so:

Clearly, McNabb is on a one-year trial. [Mike]?Shanahan is taking McNabb for a test drive.

But Shanahan undermined McNabb's ability to lead this team (by benching him last week with 1:50 to go and trailing the Lions by six). How can McNabb trust him? Will it happen again? Unless McNabb plays lights-out the second half of the season, I find it hard to believe he will be back in Washington next year.

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Donovan McNabb, Mike Shanahan, NFC East, NFL, Washington Redskins
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And you thought the?Albert Haynesworth soap opera was over? Less than a week away from the Redskins' opener against Dallas, it now appears that the defensive end won't start the?game?because the coaching staff?isn't happy with his play. His status is anything but certain. From The Washington Post:

Two team sources said Haynesworth probably would have had a key role, even if he did not start, against the Cowboys this week if he had fared well in the preseason finale against the Arizona Cardinals. Haynesworth's play was described as "awful" by the sources, who said it wasn't as much a matter of blown assignments (Haynesworth did not have many) as his lack of effort and failure to adhere to the principles of Washington's new 3-4 scheme.

Practice was closed to the media Saturday, but a team source said Haynesworth participated in few plays. After lining up primarily at right end recently, Haynesworth was moved back to nose tackle. And in an even more telling sign about Haynesworth's standing on the team, the two-time all-pro was taken out of the nickel package. He had started in that defensive alignment for the final two weeks of the preseason.Meanwhile, head coach Mike Shanahan is confident that quarterback Donovan McNabb (ankle) will start the opener.

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DALLAS COWBOYS: The Cowboys had one of the top defenses in the league last year. Dallas ranked ninth in the NFL in yards per game, second in points allowed, and third in forced punts. However, they were tied for 15th in forced fumbles (23) and 26th in interceptions (11).

"A really grand statistic every year in the league is your turnover ratio and how that kind of relates to winning and losing," linebacker Keith Brooking said. "All the teams that are plus in the turnovers... tend to kind of favor being really good, successful and being in the playoffs year in and year out. That's something we didn't do well last year defensively."

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