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Kirk Cousins regrets not running the ball on game-ending interception

Kirk Cousins regrets not running the ball on game-ending interception

Without Kirk Cousins' right arm, the 2016/17 Redskins season would not have been anywhere close to as successful as it was. 

However, when looking back at what proved to be an interception that ended his team's playoff hopes against the Giants on Sunday, Cousins expressed regret that he chose to use that arm responsible for so many clutch throws during the year instead of his legs.

"I think in hindsight the move would have been to run on the play I threw the interception, just keep climbing and run," he said in his postgame press conference. "There was nobody for me in man coverage and just running there may have put us in field goal range in and of itself."

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Cousins and Jay Gruden both said they thought that Pierre Garçon was open on that play, and the head coach said Cousins had pulled off similar difficult throws like that plenty of times before. But in the quarterback's mind, there was one small mechanics issue that made the difference between a completion and a pick.

"I didn't get my shoulder closed enough to where I could make that throw accurately, and so the ball was behind [Garçon] and the corner made a nice play," Cousins said.

Unfortunately for No. 8, he won't have a chance to redeem himself for months, and that's going to sting. It sounds like he's going to try and use that pain to propel him to better things in the future, though.

"Tough times don't last, tough people do," he said. "All I know is it's going to give me an edge. I'm going to go into this offseason with a hunger that has always been there, but certainly when the season ends this way it will be there and it will be strong."

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Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott handcuffed by police at Vegas music festival

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Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott handcuffed by police at Vegas music festival

LAS VEGAS -- Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott was handcuffed by police, but not arrested, after a scuffle involving event staff at a Las Vegas music festival.

Police Officer Laura Meltzer said Monday that the 23-year-old running back was detained briefly early Saturday during the Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Cellphone video posted by celebrity website TMZ appeared to show Elliott speaking with a woman and then with several security and event staff members, including one who falls backward over a metal parking area barricade.

Elliott's attorney, Frank Salzano in New York, told TMZ that event security misconstrued the situation and overreacted and that Elliott left Las Vegas for Dallas after the incident to be at his youth football camp Sunday.

Salzano didn't immediately respond to messages from The Associated Press.

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Redskins Talk OTA Special: How to watch, live stream, listen

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