Dallas Cowboys: Jim Zorn

Redskins in bleak situation

November, 22, 2009
ARLINGTON -- The Redskins have fallen to 3-7 on the season and were beating the Cowboys for about 57 minutes on Sunday.

But they lost, 7-6, and coach Jim Zorn, who's job status was already in trouble, is down in the dumps.

"It is bleak," Zorn said. "Being 3-7 is bleak , and yet we're going to come back. We got a big game next week, We're going to look at our roster and patch it up and go again."

103.3 FM: Haynesworth to play for Redskins

November, 20, 2009
DALLAS -- Washington defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth will play against the Dallas Cowboys, Redskins secondary coach Jerry Gray said Friday on The Michael Irvin Show on ESPN FM 103.3.

Gray said Haynesworth has been wearing a protective boot while suffering from a low ankle sprain. He had been held out of practice by coach Jim Zorn, who was unsure earlier this week if the Pro Bowler would play at Dallas on Sunday.

When he takes the field, Haynesworth will be lining up across from Cowboys center Andre Gurode for the first time since 2006, when Haynesworth was suspended five games without pay for stomping on Gurode's forehead -- the longest suspension for an on-field infraction in league history.

The wound took 30 stitches to close.

Both Haynesworth and Gurode have insisted this week that the two players have since become friends.

"We have been talking and everything," Haynesworth said earlier this week via conference call. "We even went out together. So, yeah, we are cool."

Redskins' Haynesworth iffy for Sunday

November, 18, 2009
IRVING -- Washington Redskins nose tackle Albert Haynesworth won't practice Wednesday because of a sprained ankle, and coach Jim Zorn isn't sure if the Pro Bowler will play Sunday vs. the Dallas Cowboys.

"His ankle is swollen and we're trying to get the swelling out," Zorn said on a conference call with reporters. "It's a low ankle sprain. He does have a chance. I truly don't know."

Haynesworth said he expects to play.

Starting running back Clinton Portis won't play vs. the Cowboys because he's still dealing with the effects of a concussion.

"I want him to get out there and practice," Zorn said of Portis. "We're going to continue to work with him. We're going to make sure this concussion does not reoccur and do everything we can to protect him until he comes back."