Redskins Stumble In Dallas

By Sky Kerstein

The Redskins gave up six field goals and fall to the Dallas Cowboys 18-16 and lose their first game of the season.  The Redskins once again struggled in special teams having a bad snap that caused it to get blocked on a 36 field goal try and they also struggled once again in the red zone going one for three.

Third down conversations were also a problem going only 3 of 12.  Rex Grossman ended up 22 of 37 for 250 yards with a touchdown, interception and fumble lost.  The interception was thrown into double coverage and led to a field goal while the fumble ended the game for them as they were driving down the field.  Grossman was sacked three times.

The running game also struggled with Tim Hightower going 41 yards on 14 carries and Roy Helu running 15 yards on five carries.  Hightower had his first touchdown reception as a Redskin on a one yard catch from Grossman in the third quarter.  Hightower had a total of 39 yards on five catches while Helu had 17 yards in the air on two catches.

Santana Moss led the Redskins receivers with 70 yards on five catches, Jabar Gaffney had 60 yards on five catches, Chris Cooley had his best game of the season with four catches and 41 yards while Fred Davis had his worst game of the season with one catch and 23 yards.  Anthony Armstrong left in the first half with a hamstring and didn’t return.

The Redskins ended up with 233 passing yards and 65 rushing yards.  They also had four penalties for 35 yards including a 15 yard facemask penalty by DeAngelo Hall that set up the game winning field goal for the Cowboys and rookie kicker Dan Bailey.  The Redskins, who came into the game #1 in the NFL with time of possession, only held the ball for 28:24 while Dallas had it for 31:08.

Kicker Graham Gano was 3 for 3 including a 50 yarder which is a career high, but the bad snap cost them three points that turned out to be the difference in the score.  Punter Sav Rocca had the bad hold that cost them, but had a solid day punting the ball including a 58 yarder.  Brandon Banks was shut down on kick returns and punt returns.

The defense played really well especially with Brian Orakpo (cramps) missing some drives in the second half and both Rocky McIntosh and LaRon Landry also missing some plays in the second half.  The Redskins held the Cowboys to 0 for 3 in the red zone, but the Cowboys were 6 for 6 in field goals.  Dallas had 250 passing yards and 125 rushing yards as they really exploited the absence of Brian Orakpo at points in the second half.  The Redskins also held the Cowboys to 3 for 13 on third downs.

LaRon Landry, playing in his first game in a little less than a year, made an impact early causing a fumble and also making some big hits.  Josh Wilson got the fumble recovery which led to three points and Kevin Barnes also had an interception.  The Redskins had a season low of only one sack and that was by Ryan Kerrigan who also forced a fumble earlier.  OJ Atogwe and DeAngelo Hall led the Redskins with six tackles a piece and Rocky McIntosh had five tackles while Kedric Golston, LaRon Landry & Ryan Kerrigan each had four tackles.  The Cowboys had three bad snaps and Tony Romo fumbled the ball twice, but the Redskins couldn’t recover any of them.

The Redskins now have a short week and head to St. Louis to play a struggling Rams team before the Redskins have their bye week.

Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall was the most outspoken after the game.  Listen here to what he had to say.

DeAngelo Hall Postgame Audio

Also listen here to what Redskins Head Coach Mike Shanahan had to say following the first loss of the season.

Mike Shanahan Postgame Audio

Also listen to what Brian Orakpo, Chris Cooley, Barry Cofield, Josh Wilson, Kedric Golston & Trent Williams had to say following the game.

Brian Orakpo Postgame Audio

Chris Cooley Postgame Audio

Barry Cofield Postgame Audio

Josh Wilson Postgame Audio

Kedric Golston Postgame Audio

Trent Williams Postgame Audio

Comments

One Comment

  1. al rodriguez says:

    giving up a first down on third and twetyone, who is the one who should lose his job?

  2. Dudley Doonesbury says:

    i love how he’s such a tuff guy to the reporter,

    1. Thien says:

      106.7 The Fan sports beat reporter Grant Paulsen stated DeAnglelo Hall told the Washington Redskins PR to back off him when the PR wanted Hall to stop talking to the media.

  3. RandyP says:

    Shanahan talked about having a team of “character” (and basically getting rid of the waste). DeAngelo Hall has again proven himself to be an unprofessional, classless clown in his pre-game and post game interviews. Being a veteran, he can learn a lesson or two about professionalism even from some of the youngest of the 52 others on the roster. He has potential to be a lockeroom cancer if he isn’t already.

  4. B Wilson says:

    Hey DeAngelo, if you grab the facemask, guess what? They call a penalty. Its clear on the replay and you were right out there for the refs to see you. Just keep making excuses for getting beat by a terrible Dallas offense.

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