Special teamsGrade vs. Bengals: BComment:For the first time this season, the Redskins special teams units did not experience any major miscues. In fact, they were an asset.Sav Roccas seven punts were uneventful and that, alone, represents significant progress. One, in fact, set up Washingtons first touchdown when Roccas 58-yarder was downed inside in the one-yard line by Niles Paul. A play later, linebacker Rob Jackson intercepted Andy Daltons screen pass in the Bengals end zone to knot the game 7-7.Brandon Banks averaged 33 yards per return on kick off returns, including a 55-yarder in the second quarter to set up the Redskins at the Bengals 48-yard line. Eight plays later, Billy Cundiff kicked a 36-yard field goal to pull the Redskins to within 24-10.The field goal was Cundiffs only attempt on the afternoon, but it halted Cincinnati's momentum and sent the Redskins into the locker room believing a comeback was possible.One of the games biggest plays also was produced by the one of the Redskins special teams units.Leading 14-7, Marvin Lewis and the Bengals went for the jugular. But the visitors fake field goal attempt was foiled by safety Madieu Williams.Williams stayed home and when the direct snap with to holder Kevin Huber, Williams was waiting. After all the heat special teams coach Danny Smith received the first two weeks, he should be commended for his units performance Sunday.Now, it must become a habit.
When the Redskins take on the Cowboys on Sunday in Week 7, there's one player NBC Sports Washington's resident GM Charley Casserly says they need to contain in this week's "Matchup to Watch."
The player: Wide receiver Cole Beasley
The comparison: Randall Cobb (Packers), Jamison Crowder (Redskins)
Who will cover him: Casserly's guess? Fabian Moreau
The key for the Redskins: Get physical with him. "Jam Beasley off the line of scrimmage," Casserly says, "reroute him and be physical with him."
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Most Redskins fans wait all year for this particular Sunday, the Cowboys are coming to Fed Ex Field.
The problem is the Redskins have not faired well in this rivalry over the last few years. The Cowboys have won five straight and eight of 10 against the 'Skins. Dallas has struggled away from Jerry's World this season, going 0-3 in road games.
The Cowboys offense exploded against the Jacksonville Jaguars, one of the top defenses in the NFL. Ezekial Elliott rushed for 106 yards and a touchdown. Dak Prescott was effective through the air and on the ground, rushing for 82 yards and touchdown and throwing for a pair of scores. Prescott connected with Cole Beasley nine times for 101 yards and both touchdowns.
Dallas' offense isn't cured yet. The Cowboys still remain 29th in the NFL in total yards per game.
The Cowboys strength is on defense. Dallas is second in the league in points allowed per game (17.2) and fourth in yards allowed per game (315.2). Demarcus Lawrence can wreak havoc coming off the edge. He has 5.5 sacks this season. The Cowboys MLBs of Jaylon Smith and Leighton Vander Esch have been very active this year, both ranking in the top 10 in tackles.
That's what the Redskins have to deal with in Week 7.
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REDSKINS vs. COWBOYS WEEK 7
Who: Washington Redskins (3-2) vs. Dallas Cowboys (3-3)
What: Game 6 of the 2018 NFL regular season
When: Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 4:25 p.m. ET.
Where: FedEx Field. Landover, Md.
TV Channel: CBS (Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson)
Radio: Redskins Radio Network
Weather Report: Partly Sunny, 55 degrees. Wind gusts up to 25 mph.
REDSKINS vs. COWBOYS TV SCHEDULE:
8:00 AM: Pro Football Weekly
8:30 AM: Redskins Nation
9:00 AM: Redskins 100
9:30 AM: Redskins Kickoff Preview
10:00 AM: Redskins GameDay: D.C. Sports Live
11:00 AM: Redskins Coach's Show
11:30 AM: Inside the Redskins
3:30 PM: Redskins Kickoff Live
4:25 PM: Redskins vs. Cowboys (CBS)
7:30 PM: Redskins Postgame Live
8:30 PM: Redskins Overtime Live
REDSKINS 2018 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE
Week 1: Sun., 9/9, @ Arizona Cardinals (24-6, W)
Week 2: Sun, 9/16, vs. Indianapolis Colts (21-9, L)
Week 3: Sun., 9/23, vs. Green Bay Packers (31-17, W)
Week 4: BYE
Week 5: Mon., 10/8, @ New Orleans Saints, (43-19, L)
Week 6: Sun., 10/14, vs. Carolina Panthers, 1:00 p.m. (23-17, W)
Week 7: Sun., 10/21, vs. Dallas Cowboys, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)
Week 8: Sun. 10/28, @ New York Giants, 1:00 p.m. (FOX)
Week 9: Sun., 11/4, vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1:00 p.m. (FOX)
Week 10: Sun. 11/11, @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1:00 p.m. (FOX)
Week 11: Sun., 11/18, vs. Houston Texans, 1:00 p.m. (CBS)
Week 12: Thu., 11/22, @ Dallas Cowboys, 4:30 p.m. (FOX)
Week 13: Mon., 12/3, @ Philadelphia Eagles, 8:15 (ESPN)
Week 14: Sun., 12/9, vs. New York Giants, 1:00 p.m. (FOX)
Week 15: Sun., 12/16, @ Jacksonville Jaguars, 1:00 p.m. (FOX)
Week 16: Sun., 12/23, @ Tennessee Titans, 1:00 p.m. (CBS)
Week 17: Sun., 12/30, vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 1:00 p.m. (FOX)
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