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2020 Schedule
1-5, 3rd in NFC East

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Offensive keys: Attack the LBs in the ground game. It's where they're most suscepitble. Jaylon Smith's inconsistency in this area can help them. 2) Handle stunts -- Washington's left side has struggled with this all year; with Cornelius Lucas at LT, this could remain a problem. 3) Take care of the ball. An obvious one, but it killed them last week. Against a bad defense, you can't bail them out with bad decisions or throws. Kyle Allen's mobility will help, but he can't rely on it, either.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Defensive keys: 1) Easy -- dominate up front. Dallas' OL has been decimated; Washington's front must take advantage. It's not about sacks; it's about constant chaos. 2) Limit YAC by the WRs. Look for quick throws by QB Andy Dalton. Washington ranks 27th in yards after first contact by receivers and 21st in yards after the catch. 3) Better discipline. Too often their eyes are in the wrong spot; it impacts LB drops and DB coverages. Dallas will hurt them downfield if this doesn't improve.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

With Geron Christian sidelined because of a knee injury, veteran Cornelius Lucas will start. Christian was doing well enough to keep the coaches happy, though he still had his share of struggles as games wore on. Lucas struggled in training camp. At 6-foot-8, and with good length, Lucas too often let defenders into his pads and would get driven back. That has to be a concern with him facing Dallas pass rusher Aldon Smith Sunday.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington inactives: QB Dwayne Haskins Jr., WR Robert Foster, LB Thomas Davis Sr., OT Geron Christian Sr., WR Isaiah Wright, DE Casey Toohill, DL James Smith Williams. Davis' role has been lessened with the return last week of Cole Holcomb. They also use rookie LB Khaleke Hudson on special teams.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Rain could be a factor in Washington's game vs. Dallas today. They are just now taking off the tarp but there's an 80-percent chance of rain at kickoff and up to a 70-percent chance if wet weather throughout the game.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington placed lineman Saadhiq Charles and receiver Antonio Gandy-Golden on injured reserve. One source said Gandy-Golden could be out a while because of a hamstring injury. Charles hurt his kneecap on the second play last week—in his first start. Washington had hoped he'd return after the bye week but, with a three-week minimum stay on IR, he'll miss the Giants game in two weeks. Washington also signed receiver Tony Brown off the practice squad.


ATH: Game 3

Tony Reali and the national panel discuss tonight's Game 3 of the World Series, how we should view the NFC East, if the winner of Titans-Steelers will make the Super Bowl, and much more.

Can Zeke finally get it going against Washington? (1:16)
Stephen A. emphasizes Washington's irrelevance this season (1:35)
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Rivera cites 'gut feelings' for quarterback change

Washington coach Ron Rivera said that going by instincts and switching plans when needed, such as when he benched Dwayne Haskins shortly after backing him, is simply the way he coaches.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington, which lacks receiver depth, signed Robert Foster off Green Bay's practice squad, a source confirmed. Foster, an undrafted free agent out of Alabama in 2018, caught 27 passes for 541 yards and three touchdowns in 13 games with Buffalo two years ago. He caught three passes last season. Alabama.com first reported the news. Washington slot receiver Steven Sims is I'm injured reserve while rookie Antonio Gandy-Golden is dealing with a hamstring injury.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

There is a 28% chance that the winner of the NFC East will have just six or fewer wins, according to FPI. In 13 of FPI's 20,000 simulations this morning, a team won the division with just *four* wins (11 of those were the Eagles, with one apiece of the Giants and Washington). In one simulation the Chiefs won 15 games and the entire NFC East won 14 games combined.


KJZ Hour 3: An Unbelievable Comeback

The Cowboys are terrible. Paul Finebaum joins to talk about Nick Saban's comeback this weekend and the Big 10's return to the field. Alex Smith joins to talk about his return to the field and what it was like having his family there to see it. Plus, Key's Real Rankings!

Alex Smith reflects on journey back to the field (2:10)

Team Stats

Passing Yards193.228th
Rushing Yards82.232nd
Points For18.030th
Points Against27.0Tied-14th

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