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Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 12/23

A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Monday, December 23, 2013.


--One reporter's take on the Redskins one-point, 24-23 loss to the Cowboys and how all three phases of the team did not do enough to beat the Cowboys.

--A look at Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins and his play vs. the Cowboys. Cousins did not have his best game and threw three straight incompletions on the Redskins final drive.

--How the Redskins defense struggled late vs. the Cowboys after the Redskins were leading 23-14 early in the fourth quarter.

--Wide receiver Pierre Garcon broke Art Monk’s Redskins franchise record for catches in a season with 107 catches with a game left in the season.

--Redskins linebacker London Fletcher and the Redskins fell short on what is almost certain to be Fletcher’s last home game at FedExField. Fletcher said, "Man, I thought we had it."

--With 1:08 left in the fourth quarter the Cowboys come from behind victory left the Redskins winless vs. the NFC East and with a 3-12 record this season.

--The best and worst plays from the Cowboys-Redskins game including how the Redskins were able to turn two turnovers into two touchdowns.

--An interview with Redskins receiver Aldrick Robinson and how he has improved his play as of late. Heading into the Cowboys game, Robinson came off back to back games with four catches and tallied a combined 166 yards.

--A look at how Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was able to lead the Cowboys in the fourth quarter for a win vs. the Redskins and keep their playoff hopes alive.

--Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon showed some frustrations after Sunday's loss to the Cowboys but his play on the field is proving that he is one of the league’s best receivers. Garcon had 11 catches for 144 yards and one touchdown vs. the Cowboys along with setting the franchise record for catches in a season with 107.

--A look at London Fletcher's almost certain last game at FedExField and the status of linebacker Brian Orakpo who injured his groin in the fourth quarter vs. Dallas.

--Five important stats from the Redskins-Cowboys game including how the Redskins suffered back to back one point losses, a first in franchise history.

--Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan describes what happened on a special teams miscue that resulted in a 62 yard return. Shanahan thought that safety Trenton Robinson was pushed in the back and could not make the tackle on Cowboys returner Michael Spurlock.

--A look at Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo and the status of his injured groin he suffered vs. the Cowboys.

--Redskins linebacker London Fletcher on what could be his last game at FedExField. Fletcher said, "As much as I tried to make this a normal game and a normal week, it wasn’t."

--The Redskins blew a nine-point lead in the fourth quarter to lose by one in the last minuet of the game 24-23 to the Cowboys. Redskins tight end Logan Paulsen said, "This is pretty devastating, honestly."

--How the Redskins were unable to get Redskins linebacker London Fletcher a win in what is sure to be his last home game at FedExField. Wide receiver Santana Moss said, "Everybody went out and left everything on the field. We still came up short."

--Ten observations from the Redskins-Cowboys game including an overview of quarterback Kirk Cousins' positive and negative plays vs. the Cowboys. Cousins did a good job of going through his progressions but threw an interception on an inside route to Santana Moss.


What's Trending In @Redskins Nation?

1) Retweet to congratulate WR @PierreGarcon for new franchise record 107 rec. in single season! #HTTR

2) CB DeAngelo Hall with the INTERCEPTION! Picks off Tony Romo in front of Dez Bryant! #HTTR

3) "The Burgundy & Gold will always be in my heart." - #Redskins LB@LFletcher59

4) #Redskins TOUCHDOWN WR @PierreGarcon#HTTR

5) #Redskins RB @TreyDeuces carries up the middle, TOUCHDOWN! #HTTR




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