A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Saturday, October 12, 2013.
--What to expect from Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III as he returns to Texas to play the Cowboys. Griffin is poised to have a big game due to Dallas’ pass defense which is giving up 326.4 yards, 14 touchdown passes and a 68.7 completion percentage to opposing offenses.
--Five storylines to follow and final prediction as the Redskins face the Cowboys Sunday night, including whether linebacker Brian Orakpo can get his first sack against the Cowboys in his career.
--Redskins kicker Kai Forbath expects to play Sunday night as he practiced without any strain to his groin.
--After returning to the team from a four-game suspension, defensive end Jarvis Jenkins has practiced fully each day this week and expects to be eased back into the rotation this Sunday.
--Quarterback Robert Griffin III looks to “build a story” going into Dallas and focus on keeping his turnovers down to ensure a victory.
--Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon and Giants linebacker Mark Herzlich have a fundraising competition to benefit cancer research.
--How former Redskins kicker Mark Moseley handled a classless act by a Cowboys fan.
--Injury updates and who expects to play for Redskins players such as Logan Paulsen (knee), Jordan Reed (thigh) and Alfred Morris (ribs).
--With depth at the running back position, the Redskins look to get back to running the ball to help their offense sustain drives against Dallas’ solid run defense. A defense that allows 82.8 yards rushing which is fourth best in the NFL.
--Five numbers that matter for the Redskins including the number 29 which is the number of receptions receiver Pierre Garcon has in four games. That is the most receptions for a Redskins receiver through four games in 53 years.
--A preview of the Redskins-Cowboys game and how the Redskins pass rush which is tied for seventh in the league with 15 sacks must bring their best game to keep quarterback Tony Romo uncomfortable.
--CSNWashington writers debate whether the Redskins have what it takes to make the playoffs.
--A conversation with Redskins linebacker Perry Riley Jr. on why he added “Jr.” to his jersey and how he has improved as a football player.
--A detailed description that includes diagrams of how the Redskins running game has changed and what plays helped the team in its most recent game vs. Oakland.
--Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr comments on quarterback Robert Griffin III and says “he’s not the same.”
--ESPN writers break down Sunday night’s matchup between the Redskins and Cowboys.
--One writer feels that with the Redskins and Cowboys both having loosing records, this chapter of the rivalry is lacking something.
--A recap of the first four games of the season and why the Redskins can feel optimistic heading into Dallas and facing a defense that just allowed 51 points and 517 yards of offense.
--One writer compares owners Daniel Snyder and Jerry Jones to find out which owner is a better fit for the Redskins.
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