Each season, the dubious NFL tradition known as “Black Monday” leaves several head coaches without a job and, in some cases, their old employer on the hook to pay the remainder of their contracts. As of Monday at 4 p.m. ET, two NFL franchises had opted to fire their head coaches: the New York Giants, who parted ways with Pat Shurmur, and the Cleveland Browns, who cut ties with Freddie Kitchens. The Washington Redskins fired team president Bruce Allen, and a meeting later this week between Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan and head coach Doug Marrone is widely expected to result in his dismissal.

Seven-time Pro Bowl left tackle Tyron Smith of Dallas also is out with a back injury. Smith missed two games earlier in the year. It will be the fourth consecutive regular season that Smith has played 13 games.

Dwayne Haskins' rookie season is over because of an ankle injury. Haskins will not play for the Washington Redskins in their season finale Sunday at the Dallas Cowboys. The first-rounddraft pick sprained his left ankle on the first play of the second half during an overtime loss to the New York Giants.

Dwayne Haskins' rookie season is over because of an ankle injury. Haskins will not play for the Washington Redskins in their season finale Sunday at the Dallas Cowboys. The first-rounddraft pick sprained his left ankle on the first play of the second half during an overtime loss to the New York Giants.

Pat Shurmur mused about scolding Daniel Jones for a fumble, then the New York Giants coach looked down at the score sheet. Jones put together one of the best performances by a rookie quarterback in decades Sunday, throwing for 352 yards and a career-high five touchdown passes to help the Giants beat the Washington Redskins 41-35 in overtime. Ending a personal eight-game skid with a 3-yard TD pass to Kaden Smith with 4:15 in overtime spoke for itself.

Daniel Jones put together the best performance of his rookie season fresh off an ankle injury, throwing for 352 yards and five touchdown passes in the New York Giants' 41-35 overtime victory against the Washington Redskins on Sunday. Jones was 28 of 42 in his first action since missing the past two games with a sprained right ankle. He tossed two TDs to Kaden Smith — including the game-winner — and also connected with Sterling Shepard, Saquon Barkley and Cody Latimer.

Neither Peterson nor Jones will be competing for their respective teams, the Washington Redskins and the Atlanta Falcons, in the playoffs this term. Future Hall of Fame running back Peterson surpassed the great Walter Payton to jump to fourth on the all-time touchdowns list, crossing for the 111th time in his career in the fourth quarter of the Redskins' game with the New York Giants. Meanwhile, Jones became the fastest wide receiver to reach 12,000 career yards with a third-quarter catch in the Falcons' clash with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins saw his first NFL action in the Redskins' Week 4 loss to the Giants, a game the rookie would love to forget. In fact, he said on Wednesday he "throws up" when watching the film from that contest. Haskins is coming off his best game as a pro, and will look to carry that momentum into this week's contest against the Giants.

The Washington Redskins fell to last in the NFL on offense, relied heavily on the running game featuring Adrian Peterson and tried to make things as simple as possible for the rookie quarterback. “It looks a little more promising now,” Sims said.

The Philadelphia Eagles will be looking to take one more step toward a potential playoff berth when they visit the NFC East rival Washington Redskins on Sunday. The Eagles rallied from a 14-point, second-half deficit for a 23-17 overtime victory over the visiting New York Giants on Monday and improved to 6-7, tying the Dallas Cowboys for first place in the division. Quarterback Carson Wentz tossed a pair of 2-yard touchdown passes to Zach Ertz, first for the tying score with 1:53 left in regulation, then the winning score in overtime.

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