A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Friday, October 11, 2013.
--Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett is encouraged by the defense, especially their third-down defense. Opponents are only converting at 36.4% which is ranked 11th in the league according to ESPN stats.
--Rookie cornerback David Amerson looks to improve from a solid performance in Oakland where he had a 45-yard pick-six and how his coaches and teammates have embraced his role.
--Is the HBO show "Hard Knocks" on the horizon for the Washington Redskins? Probaly not.
--Lack of confidence is a non-issue according to nose tackle Barry Cofield and after sweeping the Cowboys last year the Redskins are looking for their third strait victory against Dallas.
--A look at which defensive schemes worked best against Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. The last time defensive coordinator Jim Haslett faced Romo, he sent constant pressure and his defense came away with three interceptions.
--Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett spoke to the media via conference call and made it a point of emphasis that containing quarterback Robert Griffin III in the pocket will be important for his defense.
--Redskins kicker Kai Forbath makes a full recovery and is ready to play against the Cowboys this Sunday night.
--The Redskins are preparing for a new defensive front implemented by Dallas coordinator Monte Kifin, quarterback Robert Griffin III is confident in his o-line and establishing the run.
--Positive feedback from owner Dan Snyder's letter addressed to season ticket holders.
--Defensive lineman Chris Baker tells how he proposed to his girlfriend during the bye week.
--What the Redskins players thought of the PBS documentary "League of Denial" that dealt with concussion related issues.
--Quarterback Robert Griffin III admits that the first couple of games were "not up to my standards."
--Different opinions from Redskins defensive players on quarterback Tony Romo but all agree his elusive scrambling makes him tough to tackle.
--Sunday night's matchup against the Cowboys will be especially tough for the Redskins secondary due to quarterback Tony Romo's ability to distribute the football to multiple receivers. Against the Broncos, the Cowboys had three receivers break 100-yards receiving; Terrance Williams (151 yards), Dez Bryant (141) and Jason Witten (121).
--How nose tackle Barry Cofield has impressed coaches and teammates that has resulted in him being one of the captains of the team.
--Cornerback DeAngelo Hall is ready to contend with wide receiver Dez Bryant. The last time the two were matched up Bryant was held to 4 receptions and 71 yards receiving.
--What the Redskins-Cowboys rivalry means to the players and their understanding that this game means more to the fans.
--Player rankings of the entire 53 man roster with comments on how each player is performing.
--What Native American groups in Minnesota of the think of the Redskins name.
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2) Haslett doesn't care how many times Romo throws the ball as long as #Redskins win:"That's the important thing. He can throw it 70 times."
4) After Romo's scrambles led to big plays, Haslett reminds players to be alert: "The play's not dead until you hear the whistle." #HTTR