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Daily Slop: Redskins Rack up Yards, not Points; Bryan Kehl, Nick Sundberg to Have MRI Exams on Injured Knees

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A tough road ahead for the Redskins | Comcast SportsNet Washington
Anyway, for argument’s sake, let’s say 8-8 will be good enough to win the woeful NFC East. The Redskins must win seven of their final 11 games just to get to .500 and have a chance of defending their division crown.

Redskins 10 Biggest Failures Against the Cowboys |

Now no one thought the Cowboys game would be an easy contest for the Redskins, as Dallas has shown themselves of keeping games close, even when the lose. That being said, this was a must win game versus the Redskins top division rival and Washington had an extra week to prepare for it. Here are the top 10 failures of the Redskins from last nights game, and why they are sitting at 1-4:

Washington Redskins: Welcome to Team Disjointed " CBS DC
Receiver Santana Moss, the longest-tenured Redskin after nine years in Washington, said he was "disgusted" with how the visitors virtually handed Dallas 21 points via special teams and the fumble. Otherwise, the Redskins outscored the Cowboys 16-10.

Need to Know: Redskins rack up yards, not points | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Monday, October 14, six days before the Washington Redskins play the Chicago Bears at FedEx Field. Nickel coverage Five notes from the Redskins-Cowboys game: 1. The Cowboys had 213 yards of total offense.

Griffin says offense ‘close’ but ‘close doesn’t do it’ | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
The Robert Griffin III of 2012 was back for some of the game on Sunday night in Dallas. Unfortunately, he wasn’t there consistently enough or for long enough to keep the Washington Redskins from falling to the Cowboys 31-16 and dropping to 1-4 on the season.

Five observations from the Redskins’ loss to the Cowboys

Griffin: Happy to shed brace; hits don’t bother him
"I’ve been comfortable all season not to wear the brace," Griffin said after the Washington Redskins’ loss to the Dallas Cowboys. "I did not wear it in warmup today. I made that decision. They’re going to continue to make me wear it the rest of the year [during games]. But any time I can take it off, I will."

Shanahan defends first-half clock management
"It was third down and seven" before the completion to Reed, Shanahan said. "Once we completed it, we had plenty of time. We had two timeouts. What you want to be able to do is have two or three plays that you can run. And that’s what we did. The unfortunate thing was it was incomplete. That’s when you usually use your timeout. So if we had completed those pass plays, we would have used the timeout and we would have been in excellent field position."

Bryan Kehl, Nick Sundberg to have MRI exams on injured knees

Initial Thoughts and Observations: Cowboys 31, Redskins 16 - Washington Times
An opportunity lost in Dallas thanks to an epic special-teams disaster, penalties and missed chances in the red zone.

Cowboys 31, Redskins 16: Ten Observations - NFC East Blog - ESPN
It's shocking that the Redskins lost by 15 points on a night when the defense: held Dallas to 213 yards; held receiver Dez Bryant to 36 yards receiving; held Tony Romo to a 72.9 passer rating. The defense deserves credit. But when you're playing poorly, losses like this happen. Or when you're a bad team. After five games there's no reason to think the Redskins are anything but a bad team. They play like bad teams do, with all the mistakes being made at the wrong times. Anything can still happen, but at least last season they could point to a handful of early games that showed what they could do. What game can they point to this season as proof that they are on the verge of ... anything?

Redskins are anything but special - NFC East Blog - ESPN
ARLINGTON, Texas -- He targeted special teams, a good place to start after the Washington Redskins’ latest loss. Darrel Young, his voice going

Locker Room Buzz: Washington Redskins - NFC East Blog - ESPN
For the fourth time this season the Redskins had a quiet locker room. But there was more of a shell-shocked look on the faces of the players. Nobody is more surprised by the 1-4 start than the Redskins’ players and coaches. "Lack of execution is costing us games," running back Alfred Morris said. There’s still a long ways to go, and perhaps that’s why Reed Doughty spent several minutes "coaching" up Jerome Murphy in the locker room, going over scenarios and different plays. But they all know time is getting short.

Redskins continue special teams struggles in loss to Cowboys - The Washington Post
The Redskins can’t make stops on kick coverage and it’s their undoing, even after extra time to work on it.

The Redskins Blog | Jordan Reed–Cowboy Ankle Enemy

4 Positives From Last Night's Game |

There weren't many, but I did manage to find four positives for the Redskins to hopefully build upon.