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Redskins RB Derrius Guice Injured, Adrian Peterson to Start vs Cowboys

Derrius Guice has yet to play the Cowboys since the Redskins drafted him in the 2nd Round of the . However, the young will have to keeping waiting as he now recovers from a knee surgery that will knock him out of Sunday's game between Dallas and Washington.

Veteran , who was inactive last week after Guice was named the Redskins' starting RB, will return to action as the projected starter in Week 2.

The current timetable for Guice's recovery is 6-8 weeks. If all goes well, he may finally get to play against Dallas in the finale.

Derrius missed all of 2018 with an ACL suffered in the first game of his rookie year.

Now Washington turns back to Adrian Peterson. He sat last week with Guice, Chris Thompson, and Wendell Smallwood being named over him on the 46-man game day roster. Thompson is the Redskins' 3rd-down back and Smallwood plays on .

As the starting RB last year, Peterson ran for 1,042 yards and seven touchdowns despite being 33 years old. He ran for 99 yards against the Cowboys in their first meeting in October, but was held to just 35 yards in the rematch.

The big difference in those games was the presence of at QB, who was injured the second time that Dallas and Washington played. Now the Redskins have turned to , who just put up 380 passing yards and three touchdowns last week against the Eagles.

How will Adrian Peterson fair in his 2019 debut? Will the Redskins be able to ruin the Cowboys' good vibes from Week 1, or will they get caught in a rising steamroll?

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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