Silly mistakes and poor special teams play send the Redskins to a 1-4 record after losing to the Dallas Cowboys.
Stat of the Day: The Redskins had 12 penalties for 104 yards.
Player of the Game: DeAngelo Hall came to play tonight, holding Dez Bryant to 36 receiving yards. The cornerback also had a key pass deflection to save a touchdown.
TURNING POINT: Kai Forbath’s 49 yard missed field goal in the third quarter.
1. Jordan Reed
The rookie tight end is starting to make a name for himself. Reed had four receptions for 58 yards.
2. RG3’s health
RG3 seems to be getting healthier and healthier. The star quarterback showed a burst on Sunday night that I hadn’t seen in a while.
3. Alfred Morris
Morris was mostly doomed by poor interior line play but the second year running back did finish with 81 rushing yards and a touchdown.
1. Kory Lichtensteiger
The offensive guard struggled all night and was routinely getting pushed back into the backfield.
2. Wide Receiving Corps
The wide receiving corps could not get any separation all night. RG3 was forced to hold onto the ball way too long.
3. Red Zone defense
It wasn’t the defense’s entire fault, but allowing three touchdowns on four red zone attempts is a little excessive.
The defense did pretty well. The special teams unit put them in a bad position twice and the offense had a fumble in their own territory.
Special Teams- F
Washington missed a field goal and gave up an 86-yard punt return for a touchdown. Cowboys special teamer, Dwayne Harris torched the Redskins for 222 return yards on four returns.
The Redskins once again struggled to score in the first half. Despite racking up 433 total yards and having the advantage in time of possession, Washington only managed to score 16 total points.
Who’s next: The Redskins (1-4) come home to play against the Chicago Bears (4-2).