RGIII Tells Tony Romo to Ignore Critics, and More NFC East News

Brad Gagnon@Brad_Gagnon NFL National ColumnistJanuary 3, 2013

Dec 30, 2012; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) talks with Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) after the game at FedEX Field. The Redskins won 28 - 18. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA Today Sports

Remember when Robert Griffin III was whispering in Tony Romo's ear when the two embraced after Sunday night's season finale? You were probably wondering what the rookie quarterback was saying to the veteran he'd just defeated to get into the playoffs. Maybe something like, "I really admire you" or "Congrats on a good season."

Nope, turns out the 22-year-old Griffin was giving the 32-year-old Romo advice on how to deal with the haters. From NFL Films via Pro Football Talk:

"Hey Tony. I just wanted to say to you, don't listen to what anybody else is saying about you. You're a great quarterback, man. And this game doesn't mean anything," Griffin said to Romo, in comments that will air Wednesday night on Showtime's Inside the NFL.

It's another sign that RG3 is much more mature than most rookies, but that remark does seem a little odd, and almost a bit condescending when you consider who the sender and the receiver were. Should Romo be embarrassed, or are we reading too deep into off-the-cuff comments?

On to what else is being talked about in the league's most popular division...


Dallas Cowboys

Oh boy. Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News writes that Jerry Jones vows changes are coming soon to the Cowboys.

From Rowan Kavner of DallasCowboys.com: Sean Lee and Bruce Carter are on track to be healthy in time for the offseason program


New York Giants

From Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News: Ahmad Bradshaw is unsure about his future with the Giants.

Victor Cruz is a little more confident he'll stick around in New York, according to Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger.


Philadelphia Eagles

From USA Today's Mike Garafolo: The Eagles are one of at least three teams set to interview Oregon's Chip Kelly soon after his college season wraps up Thursday night. 

CSN Philly says Bill Cowher isn't a candidate to replace Andy Reid.


Washington Redskins

From CSN Washington's Rich Tandler: RG3 will likely have to wear that knee brace again vs. the Seahawks

Stephen Whyno of the Washington Times points out that the Redskins will get another valuable Griffin back as Cedric Griffin returns from suspension this week