The defense is being credited with having its best game of the season in Sunday night's loss at Dallas.
Players still firmly believe that their record does not reflect their level of talent or their capabilities.
Nose tackle kept playing, and playing well, even after being hurt during the preseason. Now his hand is close to healed.
The improvisational skills of the Dallas quarterback could be particularly problematic.
Now in his third season as the centerpiece of the Redskins’ 3-4 defensive front, nose tackle has gotten off to a strong start.
Although happy to finally get a win, the Redskins wisely said that they couldn’t really draw a whole lot of satisfaction from the victory.
Although encouraged by the improvement, the Redskins believe that the true measuring stick for growth will come this week when the team faces the Oakland Raiders, who rank third in the NFL, averaging 148.7 rushing yards a game.
The Raiders' starting quarterback suffered a concussion, and backup Matt Flynn could take over, but the Redskins don't seem to mind.
Linebacker London Fletcher's midweek address failed to produce a win over the Lions.
'We never thought we’d be 0-3 coming off the offseason we had and the last year that we had,' wide receiver Pierre Garcon says.