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Redskins role reversal: RG3 says winner-take-all is like any other game; Shanahan plays it up

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    Washington Redskins' Robert Griffin III passes in the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Philadelphia. Washington won 27-20. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)The Associated Press

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    Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan, left, and Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid meet after an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Philadelphia. Washington won 27-20. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)The Associated Press

Robert Griffin III sounds like the coach. Mike Shanahan sounds like a player.

As the Washington Redskins prepare for the winner-takes-the-division regular season finale vs. the Dallas Cowboys, rookie quarterback Griffin spoke Wednesday about treating the game like any other. He said he'll tell his teammates to not make the moment "so big that you can't grab ahold of it."

Shanahan then took to the podium and took the other approach. He said Sunday's matchup is not a "normal game." He said it's a time when players can't make mistakes and that it's the type of game that can make a career.

The Redskins are 9-6. The Cowboys are 8-7. Sunday's winner takes the NFC East, although Washington could still get a wild card berth with a loss.

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