Redskins’ field goal struggles continue

The Washington Redskins’ field goal struggles continued for a third straight week as kicker Graham Gano had a 36-yard attempt blocked in the team’s 18-16 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.


The Cowboys block a field goal attempt by Graham Gano (4) Monday night. (Toni L. Sandys/Washington Post)

In Week 1, Gano missed his first – and only – attempt wide right.

In Week 2, the Cardinals blocked an attempt up the middle.

Monday night, against Dallas, punter/holder Sav Rocca mishandled the snap from Nick Sundberg, delaying Gano’s approach. The kicker tried to get the ball off after Rocca recovered, but safety Gerald Sensabaugh came up with the block.

The Redskins missed the chance to take a 9-6 lead, and instead, Dallas recovered at its 32-yard line, went downfield and took the lead.

Those three points came back to haunt the Redskins, who lost by only two.

Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.

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