COWBOYS 26, REDSKINS 10: The largest crowd in Redskins history (55,045) watches Joe Theismann throw four interceptions, three inside the Cowboys 40. He finishes 21 of 48 for 281 yards. Said Theismann, "I didn't play well and the people agreed with me."

GIANTS 17, REDSKINS 7: Redskins commit 10 penalties and four turnovers. With the Redskins leading, 7-0, Mike Nelms fumbles a punt to set up a Giants touchdown, and a blocked punt sets up a Giants field goal. With 2:43 left Theismann is sacked and fumbles at his 20. Giants defensive end George Martin returns the ball for a touchdown. RFK rains with boos directed at Theismann. Said Coach Gibbs, "This {0-2 record} is a suprise to me. . . . The worst part is to play that bad, look that bad. It was embarrassing."

CARDINALS 40, REDSKINS 30: The Cardinals' Stump Mitchell returns a punt 50 yards for a touchdown, then Redskins punter Mike Connell bobbles a snap and fumbles at the Redskins 13, setting up another Cardinals touchdown. Defensive back turned wide receiver Roy Green catches four passes for 115 yards and a touchdown. He also makes an interception. "This is the most discouraging one yet, said linebacker Neal Olkewicz. "We are losing to teams we shouldn't lose to. We need a win bad, really bad."

EAGLES 36, REDSKINS 13: Eagles score 22 points in the fourth quarter, 15 in the final 6 1/2 minutes, on an interception, a safety and two field goals. Said Theismann, "We're better than we are showing, I'm sure of that. . . . That day will come, I'm sure of that."

49ERS 30, REDSKINS 17: 49ers score 17 points in the first 18 minutes, as Redskins fans put bags over their heads. Theismann is replaced with 5:41 left in the third quarter by Tom Flick. The next day Gibbs said he was certain Jack Kent Cooke would give him time "to straighten things out with this team."