Report: Albert Haynesworth will play

Since we haven't mentioned this little Albert Haynesworth subplot much lately, here's a report from ESPN's Ed Werder indicating the All-Pro defensive tackle will indeed be active for Sunday night's game against the Dallas Cowboys, and will likely focus on passing downs from an inside position.


Haynesworth"It could be five plays or 35 plays," a source told Werder on Saturday.

As Werder also reported, the Cowboys have been preparing as if Haynesworth's going to see significant time. Redskins coach Mike Shanahan scolded starting tight end Chris Cooley for telling a radio station that Haynesworth had been mostly working with the scout-team defense. In related news, Cowboys left guard Montrae Holland told me Friday that the offense has been watching film of Jim Haslett's Rams defenses in order to prepare for Sunday's game.

But Holland said the Cowboys didn't bother watching any film of Haslett's [United Football League] Florida Tuskers from last season.