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Daily Slop: Breeland Plans to get Physical With Cowboys Bryant; Hatcher ‘Locked In’ As He Makes Return To Dallas

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Patrick McDermott

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Washington Redskins wake-up call - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN
The Redskins practice Friday and Saturday, though the latter is closed to the media. Here are three areas of interest.

Redskins' Breeland says he's committed to cornerback - Richmond Times-Dispatch: Washington Redskins XTRA
Asked if he had thought about playing the position in the NFL, he said he’s sticking with cornerback for now. "I want to play corner," he said. "That’s what I think I am. I’ve got attributes to play safety, but I feel like I can be a good corner in this league."

For Colt McCoy, staying ready for his opportunity pays off - Washington Times
"That's all anybody can hope for," said the Redskins quarterback's father, Brad. "It's a chance, it's an opportunity, and be ready when you get that opportunity. We were excited for him that he did get it — and that he was ready."

Breeland plans to get physical with Cowboys' Bryant | Comcast SportsNet Washington
"If you’re going to think about stopping Dez, that’s when there’s frustration," he said. "You worry about getting down the game plan, your technique, playing the team instead of Dez." At 5-11, 197, Breeland is a bigger corner who is not afraid of mixing it up. That will help him when he lines up against Bryant. "He’s a good receiver, he’s got great hands, he has great ball skills," said Breeland. "So you’ve just got to be patient with him, physical with him and he’ll be physical with you."

Hatcher ‘Locked In’ As He Makes Return To Dallas
Defensive end Jason Hatcher played the first eight years of his career with the Dallas Cowboys – the Redskins’ opponent on Monday – before the Pro Bowler signed with Washington this offseason.

Redskins vs. Cowboys preview - NFL Nation Blog - ESPN
NFL Nation reporters John Keim and Todd Archer bring you this week's game preview.

Need to Know: Gruden tries to fuel Redskins-Cowboys rivalry | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Friday, October 24, three days before the Washington Redskins travel to Dallas to play the Cowboys on Monday night football. Redskins Park notes and quotes from Thursday —Quarterback status is the same as yesterday.

Colt McCoy Likely To Start Against The Cowboys
Redskins head coach Jay Gruden on Thursday said veteran quarterback Colt McCoy will likely start Monday night vs. Dallas, but hasn’t completely yet ruled out possibility of Robert Griffin III.

How has McCoy's relationship with Cousins, RG3 changed? | Comcast SportsNet Washington

Looking at Washington Redskins position questions - ESPN
Quarterback isn't the only position in question for the Washington Redskins.

Redskins' Murphy prepares for spotlight debut - Richmond Times-Dispatch: Washington Redskins XTRA
ASHBURN The elements are all in place for rookie Trent Murphy to make a big splash in his debut with the Redskins. He’s taking over for a high-profile player (Brian Orakpo) on a big stage (Monday Night Football) against the team’s hated rivals, the Dallas Cowboys.

Ryan Clark Talks Dallas Offense
Redskins Safety Ryan Clark discusses the variety of the Dallas offense, talks about the importance of stopping the passing and running game, and touches on the rivalry between the Redskins and the Cowboys.

Ways the Redskins Can Beat Dallas Monday Night - Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog

Chris Paul's Redskins Remix Week 8: "Rivalries" -

Washington Redskins' Jason Hatcher leaves Dallas Cowboys in his past - ESPN

Hatcher is trying to become more of a leader in Washington. Though Hatcher said his new teammates accepted him as if he’s been here his whole career, he’s trying to exert more influence on changing the culture in Washington. Typically, wins do the trick. Until then, Hatcher is trying to do his part. "It’s slowly but surely coming in," Hatcher said. "I’m just being the guy that I have always been, the leader that they expect me to be. Some things you’re not going to like that I say, but I am here to be that leader and that voice. The team is going in the right direction." And, yes, he’s anxious to sack his former teammate, Tony Romo -- something Hatcher wasn’t allowed to do in practice for the Cowboys. "It’s exciting for every quarterback, man," he said. "I enjoy rushing the passer, man. That is what I do. I love it, so it just happens to be my old teammate. It’s going to be great. I don’t like quarterbacks, so every quarterback, all quarterbacks, are going to get rushed the same by me."

Alfred Morris takes blame for Redskins' rushing woes - Washington Times

The Redskins led the NFL in rushing in 2012 and ranked fifth last year, even in the midst of a 3-13 season. Entering Monday night's game in Dallas, though, the Redskins rank 21st in rushing yards per game this season and are tied for 16th in yards per carry.

NFC East Week 7 Good, Bad & Ugly -