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Jack Del Rio Presser: Ryan Kerrigan is a consummate pro and he will remain involved with us.

Jack Del Rio and players speak to the media after today’s practice

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Washington Football Team Defensive Coordinator Jack Del Rio is preparing his players for the Dallas Cowboys offense this week. He has respect for their running game, especially Ezekiel Elliott. Dallas has been dealing with a lot of injuries to their offensive line, but Del Rio says they still find a way to be successful. Dallas gets a lot of big plays, and that is something Washington’s defense has struggled with, and needs to stop this week. He called Andy Dalton a good quarterback who is good at distributing the ball.

Ryan Kerrigan had a career-low 7 snaps against the Giants last week. Del Rio said that was just the way the game flow went, and he is a consummate pro who they plan to keep involved. LB Cole Holcomb and FS Deshazor Everett have been getting more playing time and they add some much needed physicality to the team.

Jack Del Rio Presser

Cowboys offense:

Stopping big plays:

Daniel Jones' big run:

Sacks/turnovers:

Andy Dalton:

Ryan Kerrigan:

Cole Holcomb/Deshazor Everett:

3rd quarter:

Washington has a serious injury problem at wider receiver right now, which means that a lot of young players are going to get opportunities for the first time. Terry McLaurin said they need to be ready and take advantage of the situation. Cam Sims got his chance against the Giants after getting cut, signing to the practice squad, and playing special teams most of the season. He got his first NFL TD and McLaurin was so happy for him when he caught it, he felt like he was the one scoring for the first time.

McLaurin said being a vocal leader isn’t being a dictator, but it’s about knowing the position’s expectations and making sure everyone lives up to that standard. Veterans have approached him about speaking up more because they see him as a leader. McLaurin has experience he can share to help them be successful.

McLaurin is a fan of Robert Foster and Jeff Badet. Foster was signed from the Packers practice squad, but won’t be available until after the bye due to COVID-19 protocols. Badet is being elevated from the practice squad this week. Both guys are fast, young players who have a big opportunity due to injuries.

Terry McLaurin

New receivers:

Cam Sims:

Leadership:

Preparation:

Robert Foster:

Jeff Badet:

Double teams:

Landon Collins said Daniel Jones big run against Washington was due to miscommunication on all levels. He plans on watching the film from all of Washington’s games during the bye week to see where he and the team can improve. He does not think his tackling has been an issue this season...

Landon Collins

Daniel Jones' big run:

Studying to improve/fix mistakes:

Kendall Fuller:

Tackling:

Chase Young knows all about the Dallas vs Washington rivalry, and used to watch the games with his family on Thanksgiving. The team is losing right now, but Young says this is all part of the growing process. Young has been getting a lot of attention from opposing teams and has noticed more double teams.

Chase Young

Dallas vs Washington rivalry:

Growing process:

Double teams:

Mom's watching:

Jonathan Allen:

Montez Sweat:

Welcome the NFL moment?:

Ring bling: