Anthony Spencer. The outside linebacker had two sacks, pushing his 2012 total to 6.5, a career-high. But Spencer did more than get sacks. He led the team with 10 total tackles, including seven solos, two tackles for loss and two quarterback hits. Spencer might become a rich man in the offseason.
Tyrone Crawford. It's good to see rookies make plays and the Cowboys defensive end picked up his first career sack. He also had three solo tackles. He was a force in the run and passing game and has shown the defensive coaches he has a bright future.
Brian Moorman. When the Cowboys lost Chris Jones, there was some concern at punter, but Moorman has done a fantastic job this season. Against Washington, Moorman had a net average of 52.3 and punted just three times but it was for 170 yards. The Cowboys allowed just 13 return yards on punts.
Rob Ryan. I don't believe Ryan guaranteed a victory over the Redskins, but his defense played poorly. It allowed big pass plays of 59, 68 and 29 yards. It allowed the Redskins to average 4.7 yards per carry on 30 attempts and despite sacking Robert Griffin III four times, he had a quarterback rating of 132.6.
Jason Garrett. His job isn't on the line, but he's got to fix this inconsistent football team, which had its two-game winning streak snapped. His team isn't getting off to good starts, down 13-0 against Cleveland and 28-3 to Washington. Whatever he's doing needs to change.
Running game. It seems when the return of DeMarco Murray will be is a big mystery. Nobody knows when he's going to return. The fact is the guy running the ball now is Felix Jones. He averaged just 2.3 yards per carry. We know Garrett got away from the run because of the deficit, but 2.3 yards per carry? Really!?