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

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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