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Redskins' Gruden says he'll still planning to start McCoy, won't rule out RG3 until Monday

Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy (16) avoids Tennessee Titans outside linebacker Derrick Morgan (91) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Landover, Md. The Redskins won 19-17. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy (16) avoids Tennessee Titans outside linebacker Derrick Morgan (91) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Landover, Md. The Redskins won 19-17. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)  (The Associated Press)

Colt McCoy remains on pace to start for the Washington Redskins on Monday night against the Dallas Cowboys, although Jay Gruden says he won't make a decision on Robert Griffin III until shortly before kickoff.

Gruden tried to be a bit strategic Thursday, declining to rule out whether Griffin will face a Cowboys team, that in theory, will have to prepare for two very different quarterbacks.

But the coach continued to give every indication that McCoy will make a first NFL start since 2011. He said Griffin still needs to show that he's fully recovered from a dislocated ankle. Griffin was listed as limited in practice.

Gruden said he's been "tinkering on thin ice" to give both quarterbacks sufficient first-team snaps to get McCoy ready and Griffin back in the flow.

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