They can do severe damage to the Cowboys' chances of making the playoffs. A Redskins win would set up a scenario where the Eagles would clinch the division with a Sunday night win over the Bears. If you can't impact your own playoff chances, the next best thing would be to damage those of a division rival.
The Washington Redskins made the right move trading up to get quarterback Robert Griffin III. The problem, ESPN NFL scout Matt Williamson said, was that they were unable to build enough around him.
There's a good chance Sunday will be receiver Santana Moss' last home game. He'll turn 35 in the offseason and, though he can still contribute, it's hard to imagine him returning. That's not a guarantee, of course, and he could be re-signed on the cheap. I don't think he'll have a lot of suitors. It could be that Washington brings him back as insurance in case Leonard Hankerson's recovery from knee surgery takes a while (if this staff remains, Hankerson would get a lot of time in the slot). But even then Moss would still have to make the roster.
The Washington Redskins enter today's game against the Dallas Cowboys with nothing at stake, but one of the team's leaders insist that despite their terrible record, he and his teammates remain highly motivated for a number of reasons.