Hall hopes Redskins-Cowboys game is flexed to Sunday night

Robert Griffin III, Redskins play Cowboys next Sunday for NFC East title (Reuters)


Update, 11:18 p.m.: Hall gets his wish: The NFL announces the Redskins-Cowboys game has been rescheduled to 8:20 p.m. Sunday night on NBC. 

Original post: Cornerback DeAngelo Hall said he hopes the Redskins’ regular season finale next Sunday at home against the Dallas Cowboys is moved to the night game on NBC.

“Absolutely,” Hall said following the Redskins’ win Sunday over the Philadelphia Eagles. “We want to be the only show on TV. That’s a good feeling. Prime time, baby.”

The NFL and NBC were expected to announce later Sunday which game will be moved to the night game next Sunday under the sport’s flexible scheduling arrangement, a person familiar with the process said. That person said he was not aware of Fox lobbying heavily to keep the Redskins-Cowboys game on its network, as has been reported.

The Redskins and Cowboys will be playing for the NFC East title.

Asked what he expects, Hall said: “Pandemonium at FedEx Field. The way you like it. It’s definitely going to be a playoff atmosphere. We encourage the fans to get on out there early. Let’s go ahead and flex this game. And we’ll make it real nice.”

The Redskins have won six straight games to improve their record to 9-6. But if they lose to the Cowboys, Dallas will capture the division title. And the Redskins, under that scenario, would need help in other games to reach the playoffs as a wild-card team.

“We’re not done yet,” Hall said. “All this means nothing if we don’t go out next week and do what we need to do.”


Mark Maske covers the NFL for The Washington Post.



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