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Redskins fans strike back after construction workers hang Cowboys flag next to training camp

Redskins fans strike back after construction workers hang Cowboys flag next to training camp

Yesterday, the navy blue of a Cowboys flag on an unfinished building provided a stark contrast from the colors worn on the adjacent field in Richmond, Va. 

Today, everything is back to burgundy and gold. 

While Redskins nation did not trek over to Oxnard, Cali. to return the favor, as one fan suggested via Twitter, they made sure to defend home base. 

While the Redskins flag was hung similar to the lone star yesterday, two more team flags were mounted to the top of the building as well. And this time, there was no team official sent over to the construction sight to take down the decorations. 

While neither team has won a Super Bowl since 1996, a plethora of young talent on both sides could revitalize one of the best rivalries in sports history. The fans are definitely doing their part. 

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Former National Tanner Roark found out he was traded to A's while ordering at Arby's

Former National Tanner Roark found out he was traded to A's while ordering at Arby's

Tanner Roark spent the first six years of his career with Washington before being traded last winter. 

Now, he's on the move again, but he wasn't about to let trade rumors subdue his appetite. 

Arby's then pounced on the extra marketing opportunity and replied to the tweet. 

Roark was 6-7 with a 4.24 ERA and 108 strikeouts this season for Cincinnati. He now joins an Oakland A's club that sits a half game out of the second AL Wild Card spot at 61-48.

This is a full circle of sorts for Roark, who was drafted in the 25th round by a fellow-AL West club – the Texas Rangers. Roark went on to compile a 64-54 record with the Nationals, totaling 732 strikeouts and a 3.59 ERA. 

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The only Redskin in this year's NFL Top 100 hasn't even shown up to training camp

The only Redskin in this year's NFL Top 100 hasn't even shown up to training camp

Since its inception in 2011, no team has ever been completely omitted from NFL Network's annual Top 100 players countdown. Even the 0-16 Browns had a representative in future Hall of Fame tackle Joe Thomas. But, with Trent Williams and the Redskins making no progress in resolving his holdout, Washington would technically become the first team to do just that. 

A league source mentioned to NBC Sports Washington Redskins Insider  JP Finlay on Wednesday that the front office has been gauging trade interest in the Pro Bowl tackle. If he is indeed traded, there'd be no two ways about it – the players as a whole do not believe the Washington Redskins have a single one of the 100 best players in the league on their team. 

As with most rankings, this is merely subjective and isn't the end-all-be-all for the Burgundy and Gold. Yet it adds another dimension to the leverage Williams holds against the organization. 

Williams has fallen in recent years (No. 47 to No. 57 to now No. 81), but he's made the last seven Pro Bowls. He remains one of the elite tackles in the game and, at 31, should still have plenty left in the tank. 

It just depends if he'll spend what's left in Washington. 

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