Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo said in a conference call Wednesday that Tony Romo's injured ribs weren't his primary concern. But Orakpo's teammate, DeAngelo Hall, said he hopes to inflict more pain on Romo, who fractured a rib and punctured a lung against the 49ers on Sunday.
"I want to get a chance to put my helmet on whatever's hurt," Hall told the Washington Post. "Romo's ribs -- I'm going to be asking for some corner blitzes. If I know Felix Jones' shoulder's hurt, I'm not going to cut him. I'm definitely going to try to hit him up high, so that's just part of it.
"If you know something's wrong with an opponent, you're going to try to target in on that. We're going to try to definitely get as many hats on that team as possible."
Hall is saying what everyone knows to be true, but at the same time, he will be more closely scrutinized by officials and the league because of his comments.
Redskins coach Mike Shanahan joked that his team will blitz Romo "every down if he's playing." The Cowboys should expect more blitzes from the Redskins, who will try to hit Romo on every passing play, but Shanahan said if Romo is playing, then Romo is healthy enough to play.
"Obviously, everybody’s got a game plan for everything, but usually if a guy can play, he’s got a legitimate chance to do what he’s capable of doing, or else they couldn’t have him in there," Shanahan said in a conference call with the Valley Ranch media.
-- Charean Williams