DALLAS - The Redskins got out of their second game in four days with just a few injuries, one of which will bear watching between now and December 4 when the Redskins play their next game in Arizona.
Tight end Jordan Reed suffered an AC joint separation in his shoulder in the first half. He came back and played very well in the second half but he was in considerable pain after the game as he struggled to put his shirt and his shoes on.
“He really impressed me,” said Jay Gruden when asked about Reed. “He came in—I didn’t think he’d come back—and made some huge plays for us.”
Former Redskins tight end Chris Cooley said that he suffered a similar injury in the 2007 season and he played about half the year with it, not missing a game. He said that it is largely a matter of pain tolerance and that it is likely that the pain will stay with Reed all season. Of course, every player is different and every injury is unique so we will have to see how Reed reacts. But the fact that he came back in and played well in the second half (8 receptions, 80 yards, 2 touchdowns) is a good sign for the upcoming weeks.
Defensive lineman Anthony Lanier suffered a leg contusion and missed most of the last three quarters. Guard Brandon Scherff sprained an ankle and guard Shawn Lauvao sprained his wrist but neither missed a snap.