Thursday’s roundup: Cousins is living out his dream

Associated Press

Ashburn, Va. — Without a trace of irony or attempt at humor, Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins recounted his thoughts from a decade or so ago when asked Thursday about of his upcoming start against the Cowboys in front of a national television audience.

Does he reflect at all on the enormity of the moment?

“It’d be a shame if I didn’t,” Cousins began Thursday. “But there’s no doubt that I feel like I’m living a dream, and to be on ‘Monday Night Football’ — knowing that there will be people back in my hometown of Holland, Michigan, watching me play … — (is) a thrill.”

In his fourth NFL season, the fourth-round draft pick out of Michigan State, who beat out Robert Griffin III for the starting job, has established a clear pattern: When he protects the football, his team wins.

Washington is 5-0 in the games in which Cousins did not throw a single interception, and 0-6 when he has been picked off at least once.

Personnel dept.

Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis missed practice as he recovers from a concussion and it appears unlikely he will play against the N.Y. Giants on Sunday.

... Bills defensive end Mario Williams is expected to play against his former team, the Texans, on Sunday after testing his injured foot in practice.

... Dolphins center Mike Pouncey returned to practice after leaving last week’s game because of a right foot injury.

... Case Keenum has not been cleared to play as he recovers from a concussion and the Rams will start Nick Foles at quarterback against the Cardinals.

Super Bowl show

Coldplay is headlining the Super Bowl halftime show on Feb. 7 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California..