Cowboys-Redskins: No Clinton Portis Could Be the Break 'Boys Need

Craig Garrison SrSenior Analyst INovember 11, 2008

In an interview on The John Thompson Radio Show today, Washington Redskins star running back Clinton Portis may have given the Dallas Cowboys the best news they could have wished for. Portis has a grade two MCL sprain and will be a game-time decision on Sunday Night.

Week 11's premier matchup, yet another NFC East slugfest, has the 5-4 Dallas Cowboys paying a visit to the 6-3 Washington Redskins.

The reeling Cowboys likely feel like they were due some good news. Obviously, they have quite a bit going for them now. Their star quarterback, Tony Romo, is slated to return from a broken pinky finger, star tight end Jason Witten should be healed up enough from cracked ribs, and new wide receiver Roy Williams has finally had time to play with Romo (at least in practice).

Also expected to return on offense is explosive running back rookie Felix Jones.

The Cowboys even get help on defense, with their top cornerback Terence Newman also expected to return from hernia surgery.

Can all of this help they are getting end the downward spiral? That is, of course, the MILLION DOLLAR question.