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Need to Know: Redskins improving in takeaway department lately | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Monday, December 22, six days before the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys. Three and out—Redskins by the numbers 1. Statistics are very useful but sometimes you have to take a closer look to see what the story really is.

Redskins rookie a 'long shot' to play against Cowboys | Comcast SportsNet Washington
"I would say Trent [Murphy] is going to be a long shot right now," Gruden said. "He fractured his hand and I don't know if he'll be able to play through that right now. We'll get a better understanding tomorrow." If Murphy does not play against Dallas, he’ll finish his rookie season with 32 combined tackles, 2.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. Murphy moved into the starting lineup in Week 8 after Brian Orakpo was lost for the season.

Mike Shanahan on RG3: He can still be a franchise QB | Comcast SportsNet Washington
Shanahan, a master at answering questions without providing much actual information, said that Griffin can still become the franchise quarterback Washington expected, but that it will require an increased commitment to film study from the young QB. "He has that type of ability. Hes' in charge of that himself," Shanahan said of RG3 on ESPN's NFL Countdown show Sunday morning. "It takes a lot of work, a lot of studying."

Gruden, Redskins hope to hit offseason on a high note | Comcast SportsNet Washington
It would be better for the players’ "buy in." It would be better for the players’ level of motivation in OTAs. It would be better for the coaching staff’s collective psyche entering the planning phase for the 2015 season.  That, Gruden said on Sunday, is why it’s so important for the Redskins to upset the Cowboys when they visit FedEx Field a week from now. "You want to see some positive results as you’re going into the offseason," Gruden said. "You don’t want to have a losing streak going into the offseason [because] then you’re not sure what you are doing is right and there’s question marks going in."

Jay Gruden happy to see Robert Griffin III get 'the monkey off his back' in Redskins' win - Washington Times
"Obviously we look at the production and all that stuff and what he could've done maybe," coach Jay Gruden said Sunday, "but winning football games is the only thing that matters to me for a quarterback."

Second thoughts: Redskins-Eagles - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN
Looking back on Saturday's win over Philadelphia.

Need to Know: Redskins spoil Eagles’ season but still have a long way to go | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, December 21, seven days before the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys. Three and out—Redskins 27, Eagles 24 1.

Defense against Eagles doesn't help Haslett's case | Comcast SportsNet Washington

DeSean Jackson of Washington Redskins calls Philadelphia Eagles defense 'naive' - ESPN
The satisfaction leapt from his comments, the once-spurned receiver burning his former team -- first on the field, then with his words. The Redskins' DeSean Jackson finished with four catches for 126 yards against his former team, the Eagles.

Jay Gruden measures QB play by wins, losses - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN
Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden has a simple formula to evaluate the success of his quarterback. It comes down to two letters: W or L. That is

LOVERRO: In victory over Eagles, Robert Griffin III should have learned lesson - Washington Times

Griffin didn't win the game for the Redskins, who defeated Philadelphia, 27-24, on Saturday. But he didn't lose it, either. He was simply the quarterback who did just enough to win and not too much to lose.

Bashaud Breeland's 'huge play' helps Redskins snap six-game losing streak - Washington Times

Breeland intercepted Sanchez with 1:31 remaining, snagging a ball intended for wide receiver Jeremy Maclin and allowing the Redskins' offense to traverse 50 yards for a go-ahead and game-winning field goal.

Thoughts and Observations on the Redskins win over the Eagles - Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog

RGIII: "We Wanted to Spoil Their Christmas & Send Them Home"

Top Five Must-See Plays from Week 16 (Video) | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Here are the top five must-see plays from Week 16 in the NFL.

Jay Gruden: "We All Competed and Showed Our Class"

Head Coach Jay Gruden spoke to Larry Michael and Sonny Jurgenson after the Redskins thrilling 27-24 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.