A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Monday, October 14, 2013.
--The Redskins fall to 1-4 vs. Dallas, a sharp offensive start was riddled by penalties and red zone struggles that led to a 31-16 loss.
--Head coach Mike Shanahan addresses his first-half clock management and explained the offensive strategy before the end of the first half.
--Special teams continue to hurt the Redskins as 90-yard punt return and 86-yard kick return changed the momentum of the game for the Cowboys.
--A 31-16 loss does not indicate the solid performance the Redskins defense put together on Sunday, including holding the Dallas offense to 213 yards, a sack and an interception.
--One reporter’s take on what is wrong with a Redskins offense that had over 400 yards of offense but only scored 16 points.
--The best and worst plays from Sunday’s 31-16 loss to the Cowboys, including Redskins linebacker Rob Jackson’s interception in his first game back from a four-game suspension.
--A question and answer session with Redskins left guard Kory Lichtensteiger on how he made it to the NFL as well as his battle to make an impression while being overlooked due to his size.
--Inactive list for the Redskins before the game took place on Sunday night which included punt returner Chris Thompson.
--Quarterback Robert Griffin III thinks the offense is close but his inconsistent play that included a 48.7 completion percentage and zero touchdowns, leaves cause for concern.
--A look at the remainder of the schedule for the Redskins which includes five games in the next 25 days.
--Ten observations from the Redskins 31-16 loss including how impressive the defensive performance was and how the special teams players and coaches need to step up their game.
--An observation of the Redskins locker room after the loss at Dallas and player reactions on their 1-4 start.
--Offensive line issues surfaced against the Cowboys on Sunday, the unit gave up too much pressure to a Dallas defensive line without their best pass rusher DeMarcus Ware.
--How Dallas Cowboys special teams player Dwayne Harris made impact plays including a 86-yard punt return for a touchdown, which helped secure a Cowboys victory.
--The Redskins offense could never find momentum due to special teams returns by Dallas that resulted in a insurmountable lead.
--Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones comes to the defense of Redskins owner Daniel Snyder with regards to the Redskins name.
--Announcer Bob Costas spoke on the Redskins team name issue, offering the following statement.
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