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Washington Redskins blow chance to take control of NFC East race - Washington Redskins Blog- ESPN
Nobody seems interested in securing first place in the lowly NFC East. The Redskins' loss to the Cowboys is the latest example.

Linebacker Mason Foster a bright spot for Redskins in loss to Cowboys | Washington Post

Perry Riley Jr. suffered a foot injury during practice leading up to Monday night's game against the Dallas Cowboys. That provided an opportunity for Mason Foster, who wasn't even on the roster during the season opener against the Miami Dolphins, to receive his first start with the Redskins. The fifth-year veteran linebacker has awaited the opportunity to prove that he still belongs in the league, and Foster was one of the few bright spots in an ugly 19-16 loss.

DeSean Jackson of Washington Redskins adds blunder to his collection - Washington Redskins Blog- ESPN
DeSean Jackson has been known for jaw-dropping plays and also inexplicable blunders. The Washington Redskins receiver added another lowlight Monday.

Kicker Dustin Hopkins blames himself for Redskins loss | Washington Post

Redskins kicker Dustin Hopkins took the blame for Washington's 19-16 loss to Dallas Monday night, saying the entire game would have played out differently had he not missed a 43-yard field goal midway through the fourth quarter. Washington led 9-6 at the time; the Cowboys tied the score on their next drive, and the score was still tied when DeSean Jackson later fumbled a punt return, sitting in motion the final frenzied minutes.

Chris Baker up, Alfred Morris down for Washington Redskins on Monday - Washington Redskins Blog- ESPN
Chris Baker's play was part of a spirited performance by the Washington Redskins' defense, but DeSean Jackson and Alfred Morris struggled on Monday.

An epic chance but not an epic finish | Washington Post

This was a sobering evening at FedEx Field, not in the sense that the "Monday Night Football" spotlight revealed anything season-long observers didn't know about Washington, but because it reflected the blemishes that already exist. It exaggerated some of the issues — foolish penalties, special teams blunders, the inability to run the ball, a lack of killer instinct — resulting in a 19-16 loss to a Tony Romo-less Dallas Cowboys team that struggles to run a clean offensive play every down.

DeSean Jackson tries for spectacular, ends up hurting Redskins - Washington Redskins Blog- ESPN
DeSean Jackson reversed field and tried to deliver a grand slam late against the Cowboys, but his fumble at a critical point proved costly.

Terrance Knighton: 'We got to put this behind us' | CSN Mid-Atlantic
Redskins nose tackle Terrance Knighton joined Post Game Live to discuss the heartbreaking loss to the Cowboys.

Jay Gruden on Redskins loss to Cowboys: It's frustrating | CSN Mid-Atlantic
After a disappointing last second loss to the Dallas Cowboys, Redskins coach Jay Gruden said what was obvious, "it's frustrating."

Gruden does not regret putting Jackson in at punt return | CSN Mid-Atlantic
DeSean Jackson's awful punt return in the fourth quarter drew the ire of a lot of fans. How will the star receiver react going forward?

5 things we learned from Washington's 19-16 loss to Dallas | CSN Mid-Atlantic
Losses are tough, but often there are things to be learned from them. Rich Tandler lists 5 things Washington can take away from Monday night's defeat at the hands of the Cowboys.

Mistakes cost Redskins in tight loss to Dallas | CSN Mid-Atlantic
The Redskins had plenty of chances to take command of the game, but they couldn’t take advantage of their opportunities and finished on the wrong end of a wild fourth quarter in a 19-16 loss to Dallas.

Need to Know: Notes and numbers—Redskins fighting to the end | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
Kirk Cousins was 22 of 31 passing for 219 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions. That comes to a passer rating of 101.4. He is the first Redskins quarterback since at least 1960 to post a passer rating of 100 or better in four straight home games.

Redskins fumble away chances against Cowboys - Washington - Scout
The Redskins were minutes away from taking over sole possession of first place in the NFC East, but they couldn't seal the deal against the Cowboys.

Redskins run game stalled again in 'heartbreaking' loss to Cowboys | CSN Mid-Atlantic
The Redskins run game again was stalled vs the Cowboys, as Matt Jones got three times the carries as Alfred Morris.

Exploring DeSean Jackson's range of emotions during loss to Dallas | CSN Mid-Atlantic
DeSean Jackson was the goat, then the hero, then part of a team that suffered a gut-wrenching loss on Monday night vs. Dallas. Rich Tandler explores the roller coaster here.

DeSean Jackson on foiled punt return: 'I take that one on the chin' - Washington Times
Jackson's attempt to return a punt late in the Redskins' 19-16 loss to the Cowboys went horribly awry, with the wide receiver losing nearly 20 yards, regaining many of them and then fumbling the ball away at the end.

Post-game: Redskins blow it on MNF... again. - Redskins Capital Connection
In a game that saw everything from penalties to punt returns mind-boggingly botched, the fact that the Redskins almost walked out of FedEx field with a win speaks volumes of the quality of football displayed by both these NFC East teams.

Redskins Hit Reverse on Road to Playoffs " CBS DC
The Redskins, after a deflating loss to Dallas, are a so-so team that missed several chances to be a good team.