Here is what you need to know on this Monday, September 19, six days before the Washington Redskins visit the New York Giants.
—Today's schedule: Jay Gruden news conference, 3 p.m., CSN
—Days until: Browns @ Redskins 13; Redskins @ Ravens 20; Eagles @ Redskins 27
Five final thoughts on Redskins vs. Cowboys
102—Receiving yards for Dez Bryant on Sunday. Dak Prescott found him open when he needed to.
83—Rushing yards for Ezekiel Elliott on Sunday. The rookie needed 21 carries to get there but he slashed and battled for extra yards in an impressive performance. It wasn't an utter failure by the rushing defense, just a team with a good young back and a solid offensive line committed to the run.
2—The number of red zone interceptions Kirk Cousins has this year, one in each game. He had zero in his career coming into the season.
0—The number of interceptions of any kind that rookie quarterback Dak Prescott has thrown in two games.
4.3—Matt Jones’ average per rushing attempt over two games this year. That not great but in a small sample size it is an improvement over the 3.4 average he posted as a rookie last year. If you give a back who averages 4.3 per carry 16 carries per game you have a back with 1,100 yards rushing by the end of the year.
29—The number of rushing attempts the Redskins have had in two games this season. That would project to 232 rushing attempts over the course of a season.
6—The number of field goal attempts Dustin Hopkins has hit in six attempts this year. Hey, at least something is going right.
Tandler on Twitter
Yes, the #Redskins defense had its problems today. But if the Cousins of last December was at QB they win today going away despite that.— Rich Tandler (@TandlerNBCS) September 18, 2016
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