A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Tuesday, October 8, 2013.
--Redskins place kicker Kai Forbath expects to play this Sunday vs. the Cowboys after being sidelined for the past three weeks.
--The early bye week helps players recover from injuries such as tight ends Logan Paulsen (knee) Jordan Reed (thigh) and running back Alfred Morris (ribs). Morris and Reed expect to play against the Cowboys.
--The Redskins are practicing with a sense of urgency and are focused on winning a big divisional game against the Cowboys.
--Multiple topics were up for discussion such as a reduced preseason and an expanded playoff field in the NFL owners meeting on Tuesday.
--Front-office executives and former players comment on whether the Redskins are a playoff team or a team scrambling to be a lackluster 8-8.
--NFL owners meeting in downtown Washington today may decide on league funding for a $27 million renovation to FedExField.
--Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall looks forward to this week’s matchup against Dallas and knows it will be a challenge to stop wide receiver Dez Bryant. Bryant is having a great season with 423 yards and 6 touchdowns.
--As the Redskins prepare for the Cowboys this Sunday a question of which Dallas offense will the Redskins face. On Sunday the Cowboys offense put up an impressive 48 points but just nine days ago that same offense only scored 21 points against a low ranking San Diego defense.
--ESPN writer John Keim breaks down quarterback Robert Griffin III’s development as a quarterback; more specifically how his footwork and understanding of route concepts have improved from week one.
--Missed tackles and a subpar return game are a couple of issues the Redskins look to improve on in practice before their matchup against Dallas.
--Local reporter comments on the current state of the NFC East and explains what has gone wrong in a once competitive conference.
--Update on meeting with NFL officials and Oneida Nations that dealt with their objections to the Redskins name.
--One reporter looks for an inclusive solution the Redskins team name and another reporter feels that selling the name to the highest bidder would help save face.
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