ARLINGTON http://www.seahawkscheapshops.com/cheap-authentic-cody-barton-jersey , Texas (AP) — Colt McCoy still hasn’t had a single rep in practice with Washington’s first-team offense this season. That will finally come after his first NFL start in nearly four years.After Alex Smith’s gruesome leg injury only four days earlier, and a short week to prepare for a Thanksgiving Day game in his home state, McCoy threw for 268 yards and two touchdowns Thursday. But he also tossed three interceptions in a 31-23 loss at Dallas that let the Cowboys tie the Redskins for the NFC East lead.“Just sort of a freak week, with that happening to Alex, short week, on the road, Texas, where I played college ball,” McCoy said. “There were some emotions, but I just did my best to tune those out and played ball. Ultimately, I made some mistakes I wish I had back.”The Redskins (6-5) had a 13-10 lead after McCoy threw his second TD pass, a 10-yarder to Trey Quinn in the third quarter.But that lead was gone after Dak Prescott’s touchdown passes of 40 and 90 yards to Amari Cooper in a span of less than five minutes later in the period.Weeks before his previous start in December 2014, McCoy’s last NFL victory came in another road game against the Cowboys — a 20-17 overtime win on Oct. 27, 2014 Gary Jennings Jr. Jersey , when he was 25-of-30 passing for 299 yards. In his only other previous game at AT&T Stadium, McCoy was the quarterback for Texas in a win over Nebraska in the 2009 Big 12 championship game.“He still has not had one rep in practice with the first team,” Redskins coach Jay Gruden said. “All that being said, he made some poor decisions obviously. But he made some incredible plays, some incredible throws I think we can build off.”The Redskins and McCoy have some extra time to get ready for their next game, a week from Monday at Philadelphia.“I think it’ll help. I think it’ll help me, but I think it will help everybody,” McCoy said.Now in his fifth season as Washington’s backup quarterback, McCoy had only appeared in four games for the Redskins before Thursday. That included replacing Smith in the third quarter of Sunday’s 23-21 loss to Houston. A potential winning drive stalled near midfield, and Dustin Hopkins‘ 63-yard field goal try fell short with 3 seconds left.McCoy looked as if he hadn’t started a game in a long time early against the Cowboys, throwing into double coverage on his first play. He fumbled while trying to scramble on his third, but Washington recovered.But McCoy settled in with a couple of third-down passes to Jordan Reed to keep drives going, then hit Vernon Davis in stride on a 53-yard touchdown — the longest Washington completion of the season — for a 7-7 tie.“I felt like he did a great job,” Redskins running back Adrian Peterson said. “We didn’t have any live action this week in practice http://www.seahawkscheapshops.com/cheap-authentic-phil-haynes-jersey , so for him to come out and perform the way that he performed, I tip my hat off to him.”Gruden said the Redskins didn’t have to change how they called plays and should be better with the upcoming practice — and McCoy getting first-team snaps in practice for the first time since summer workouts.“Colt pretty much handled all the formations, all the tempos, all the run checks,” Gruden said. “I don’t think there were any problem areas with communication.”
WASHINGTON — A pair of old friends will reconnect when the Boston Red Sox visit the Washington Nationals on Monday night.
Former teammates Rick Porcello (9-2, 3.60) of the Red Sox and Max Scherzer (10-4, 2.04) square off for the first time in the opener of a three-game series.
Porcello and Scherzer spent five seasons together with the Detroit Tigers, reaching the 2012 World Series before losing to the San Francisco Giants.
Since leaving Detroit, Porcello won the 2016 American League Cy Young Award and Scherzer is making a strong case for his third straight National League Cy Young. Both have been aware this matchup was coming.
“Looking forward to it. We’ve been texting back and forth,” Porcello told the Boston Globe. “We’ve had a good time with it and I’m sure we’ll both get a kick about going against each other once the game starts.”
Scherzer is looking for his first win since June 5, though he’s pitched well enough to win each of his past four starts, allowing two earned runs or less in each outing. The Nationals are 1-3 in those starts and were shut out in each loss.
“I think everybody’s been punched in the face before of not having success,” Scherzer told The Washington Post after his last start, a 1-0 loss to the Marlins. “This is the big leagues; they are going to keep coming down your throat and keep attacking you.”
Scherzer Ugo Amadi Jersey , Washington’s only dependable starter of late, is 4-4 with a 6.05 ERA in 10 starts versus Boston.
Porcello allowed four runs on eight hits in 5 2/3 innings last time out in a no-decision against the Angels.
He’s 1-0 with a 3.38 ERA in his lone start against Washington, an eight-inning effort in April of 2015.
The Nationals (42-40) squandered an early 3-0 lead in Philadelphia on Sunday and fell 4-3 in 13 innings on Andrew Knapp’s pinch-hit walk-off home run as Washington dropped a second straight weekend series to their division rivals.
Washington managed only four hits in eight innings against the Philadelphia bullpen in the finale.
“Offensively, we’ve got to do more,” outfielder Adam Eaton told The Post. “That’s plain and simple. We score early and then we can’t coast. We can’t take our foot off the accelerator. We got to keep going.”
The Nationals are now 6-15 in their past 21 games and fell six games behind Atlanta in the NL East.
In each of their last nine losses, they’ve scored three or fewer runs.
“We’ve got to start striking out less,” manager Dave Martinez told MASN, “putting the balls in play, driving in runs when we have the ability to drive in runs.”
Boston (56-29) finished a three-game series against the Yankees on a forgettable note Sunday night, getting routed 11-1 behind starter David Price as New York blasted six home runs, including three by Aaron Hicks.
Price allowed eight runs on nine hits in 3 1/3 innings.
The Red Sox dropped two of three and travel south percentage points behind the Yankees in the AL East.