Redskins Proved Today More than Just the Kick was Right

LANDOVER, MD - NOVEMBER 20: Graham Gano #4 and Sav Rocca #6 of the Washington Redskins watch as a field goal attempt by Gano misses in overtime against the Dallas Cowboys at FedEx Field on November 20, 2011 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

OK, so just when we've all but given up on the Redskins, they reel us back in with a first half lead, send the Cowboys to overtime....and find a way to lose. I think most Redskins fans can be proud our team played with heart despite a five game losing streak. I mean, I got to sing Hail to the Redskins THREE times today. That was a joy, but the key mistakes were gut wrenching.

Graham Gano had this to say:

Missed it. That's it. No excuses," said the second-year pro, who pushed the kick wide right. "Just missed it. It felt good, but obviously wasn't."

When we scored that touchdown at the end of the game, I turned to Ken and said, "We should go for 2. We're not a playoff team, let's win this now. We don't want Romo with the ball in OT. We can get 2 yards."

Of course, Shanny preferred to go to OT and the rest is history. Even when the Redskins drove to the 40 I think everyone was saying we cannot settle for a 50+ yard FG. Most kickers are 50% from there, and we need to get to at least the 30. Again, the Redskins looked conservative here and forced Gano into a long kick.

As for Trent Williams, Grant Paulsen reported:

Trent Williams: "It's the MCL. I don't think it's too serious... ACL is fine.... right now it's just pain."

MRI is tomorrow. Fingers crossed. More notes including DHall's potent comments after the jump:

Brian Orakpo on what today proved: "We're on a six-game skid but we're not giving up. We're going to try to turn it around." [Grant Paulsen]

Hats off to DJ Gomes and his 13 tackles in his first start.

"I'm the reason we lost the game," Hall said. "It's frustrating. It's tough to swallow. Second time in a row to Dallas, definitely a little pissed off at myself....If I'm evaluating from the front office, I might be the first one to run myself out" Hall said. [106.7]

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