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So much for Portis on a limited basis

11/16/2008

Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley
LANDOVER, Md. -- Redskins coach Jim Zorn said there was a good chance running back Clinton Portis would play on a limited basis -- if he played at all Sunday. But as we discussed Friday, there was no way Portis was going to be a role player. He had five carries for 29 yards in the first quarter alone. And he's kept banging away in the second quarter.

He looks pretty healthy from my vantage point, but you guys have a better view on TV. The Cowboys have spent most of the first half desperately trying to get the ball to T.O. The Cowboys have thrown to T.O. seven times, and two of those throws have gone for interceptions.

And where is Jason Witten? A Cowboys source said before the game that he took another pain-killing shot for his ribs. And just when I brought his name up, Witten comes through with a big catch for 28 yards.