A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Thursday, October 10, 2013.
--Quarterback Robert Griffin III feels rejuvenated after taking a break from football during the bye week.
--After setting the single-season rushing record with 1,613 yards, running back Alfred Morris has yet to return to last years form. He tells reporters he is ready to play and to do whatever it takes to help the team win.
--Cornerback DeAngelo Hall is ready to contend with wide receiver Dez Bryant. The last time the two were matched up Bryant was held to 4 receptions and 71 yards receiving.
--Running back Alfred Morris (ribs), place kicker Kai Forbath (groin) and tight end Jordan Reed (thigh) all practiced fully yesterday.
--Redskins nose tackle Barry Cofield makes no excuses for his broken hand and now without a club on his hand, he is ready to make more impact plays.
--Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo’s 500-yard performance impressed the Redskins defense but it is his ability to allude the pass rush makes the defense’s job even harder.
--Eliminating penalties, dropped passes and missed assignments will help the Redskins improve their third down conversion rate 32% (31st in NFL) and more than their average 22.8 points a game (17th in NFL).
--Washington Redskins receivers know that the Dallas defense was shredded for 517 yards and 51 points but they also know that “every week is a different week.”
--Redskins safety Reed Doughty is putting together an impressive resume, including being a spokesman for the National Kidney Foundation and the Hearing Loss Association of America, for his life after football.
--Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder thanks fans for their support and what the franchise name means to him, in a letter he sent to season ticket holders.
--Redskins lawyer Lanny Davis spoke on the radio about owner Dan Snyder’s comments on the team name.
--Quarterback Robert Griffin III and head coach Mike Shanahan offer opinions on the Redskins team name.
--Dallas’ 30th-ranked defense and 31st-ranked pass defense could allow quarterback Robert Griffin III to get the offense off to a quick start.
--As the Redskins go for their third strait victory vs. Dallas, one reporter questions if the Redskins vs. Cowboys game is a must win.
--Being behind on the scoreboard early in games has hurt running back Alfred Morris’ production (24th in rushing attempts), the running back shakes off any frustrations and is focused on doing his part for a Redskins victory.
--A breakdown of team status of the Redskins after five weeks of the season, including offensive and defensive MVP’s thus far and storylines heading into this week’s game vs. Dallas.
--How Robert Griffin III feels and what his expectations are from himself five weeks into the season.
--Redskins owner Daniel Snyder’s letter addresses the team name dispute along with defending a team he has loved his whole life.
--A preview of the Redskins vs. Cowboys game that could come down to a defensive play to decide the game.
What's Trending In @Redskins Nation?
1) A personal letter from Dan Snyder: http://t.co/unwKyjOEQr#RedskinsPride
2) #tbt Week 17, 2012 when @Trey_Deuces scored 3 times helping the #Redskins to #BeatDallas and clinch the NFC East.http://t.co/AQcyswTiiV
3) QB @RGIII on #Redskins locker room mentality: "We just have to win the division, period." #HTTR #DallasWeek
4) QB @RGIII on #Redskins name discussion: "We can't allow it to be a distraction...We have to focus on football." #HTTR #DallasWeek
5) QB @RGIII on mentality: "For us, it's not really about the other team. It's about us...we have to focus on us." #HTTR #DallasWeek