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FEDEX FIELD -- The Redskins looked bad in the second half, again, but didn't start the game too great either in a Week 2 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

One week after a brilliant first half in Philadelphia before a second-half collapse, in their home opener, Washington just got outplayed from beginning to end.

Learning something requires something being worthwhile, and not much is worthwhile for the Redskins during Sunday's loss. Still, we persevere.

  • The Redskins defense is a major problem. In consecutive weeks they’ve given up more than 30 points and been unable to get stops in the second half. Don’t believe any talk of the defense being tired either. In both losses this year the Washington defense gave up a touchdown drive coming right out of the locker room at halftime. 
     
  • There is no run game, and it doesn’t seem to matter who the running back is. Adrian Peterson got 10 carries this week, and while he scored a historic touchdown, he gained less than 30 yards. As a team, the Redskins rushed for fewer than 50 yards for the second straight game. The ground game just isn’t there for the Burgundy and Gold. 
     
  • How about some good news? Terry McLaurin is legit. Jay Gruden called a deep shot for his rookie wideout on the first play of the game, and while it didn’t work, it showed Dallas to respect the speed. He finished the game with five catches for 62 yards and a touchdown. In a game with very little bright spots, McLaurin again was one. 
     
  • Where Case Keenum looked great Week 1, Week 2 it was a back to reality performance. He missed a wide-open deep shot to Paul Richardson and held on to the ball too long on one sack. The good news is Kennum again didn’t turn the ball over, but there were a few very close throws. 

  • There were a lot of Dallas fans there. More than half. And by the end of the game, it appeared the only folks that stayed for the final whistle were wearing blue.

 

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