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Cowboys struggles make Anthony Armstrong giggle

By Dan Steinberg

(By Jonathan Newton - TWP)

As has oft been mentioned, Redskins receiver Anthony Armstrong grew up a Cowboys fan with a Cowboys blue bedroom and posters and the whole bit. When the Redskins beat Dallas in Week 1, this caused Armstrong to run to the middle of the field and gesticulate toward the Cowboys' bench, later telling me "That was for the whole city of Dallas."

So it was my journalistic duty to ask Armstrong this week for his impressions on the implosion currently going on in Dallas.

"They're going through it," he said on Wednesday. "I just know that much: They're going through it. Everybody down there, they've switched over from Cowboys fans to Redskins fans now....It's bad, because down deep I do kind of giggle. I try to stay out of it, but I do kind of giggle down deep. I don't know, they're going through it down there, and it's like they're trying so hard, they're just not succeeding. It's kind of a circus out there."

I think "giggle" is actually the perfect word. Sure, Redskins fans would rather their team succeed than the Cowboys fail. But if their team seems mediocre, they'll gladly spend a few weeks giggling at Dallas.

In other Armstrong news, he's been mentioned as a candidate to return punts now that Brandon Banks is injured.

"I do whatever coach tells me to do," Armstrong said. "If he wants me to throw a pass, I'll throw one, too. I'll do whatever I'm asked to do. I took kicks back before in college, so I think I can do it on the NFL level."

I asked him to compare his own speed to Banks's; "I'm faster than Brandon Banks," Armstrong said, without blinking. "C'mon now. I'm faster than him. He's real quick though, I will say that. He probably has maybe a little bit more shiftiness than me, but I'm just as fast, if not faster."

And Armstrong also talked about potentially being matched up with Philly cornerback Asante Samuel.

"He's good at what he does," Armstrong said. "He reads the quarterback and he makes plays on the ball, but there's plays to be made on him. We got one against him last time, and I think we'll be able to take advantage of some of the things he does."

By Dan Steinberg  | November 10, 2010; 12:36 PM ET
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"If he wants me to throw a pass, I'll throw one, too."

McNabb to be benched, Armstrong to start!

They can giggle yes, but if the Skins lose on Monday they're only 2.5 games ahead of the Boys. Just saying.

Posted by: SuperZ3383 | November 10, 2010 1:42 PM | Report abuse

That is if the Cowboys win. Which they won't. Fail by me.

Posted by: SuperZ3383 | November 10, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

They'd be giggling at Armstrong too.... if they only knew who he was.

Posted by: Scoonie97 | November 10, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

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