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Redskins report


What's new: Washington quarterback Gus Frerotte said he and his agent, Ralph Cindrich, have not even discussed how much Fre- rotte will be seeking from the Redskins when they begin to negotiate his contract in the off-season.

"I won't be setting any minimums before talking to them or anything like that," said the third-year player. Frerotte, who was named an alternate to the NFC Super Bowl team, is being paid seventh-round draft choice money of about $220,000 this season.

Said Frerotte, "I feel there are some things I could have done better this year but I believe I proved I'm a tough player who can take a hit."

Entering the final game of the season, Frerotte has completed of 439 passes for 3,107 yards, 12 touchdowns, 10 interceptions and a 78.3 points rating. His completion percentage is 56.5.

Next game: Dallas coach Barry Switzer is hoping the Cowboys (11-5) can shake their offensive doldrums (ranked 24th in NFL) during Sunday's 4 p.m. game at RFK Stadium.

"I'm disappointed how we've played offensively and so are our players. It would be nice to get something going offensively this week and take it into the playoffs with us," Switzer said.

Dallas has scored a total of 28 points in three of its last four games, the exception being the 21-10 victory over Washington on Thanksgiving Day. The Cowboys didn't score a touchdown in last Sunday's 12-6 win over New England, the second time this season they have won without scoring a touchdown.

What Norv Turner said: "We're just going to play. They [the Cowboys] have to do what's best for them in terms of the playoffs and we've got to do what's best for us. I know it will be an emotional day out there with all the former players back for the final game at RFK."

Injuries: WR Leslie Shepherd (left Achilles' tendon) will not play but OT Ed Simmons (left knee) has been practicing this week and might play after missing five games.

Quotable: "RFK Stadium has been good to me. I'm going to miss the friendly confines and the noise but I hope to make history of my own in the new stadium," said second-year defensive end Rich Owens.

Pub Date: 12/20/96


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