2020 ScheduleAll times ET

2020 Schedule
2-5, 2nd in NFC East
Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images
7hJohn Keim

Rivera cheered at hospital as treatments finish

Washington coach Ron Rivera finished his final round of cancer treatments on Monday and walked through a line of cheering staffers at a local hospital and rang the bell to signal the milestone.

Ron Rivera rings the bell after final day of cancer treatment (1:25)
10h
AP Photo/Patrick Semansky
12h

Source: Bostic suspension unlikely for Dalton hit

After being ejected Sunday, Washington Football Team linebacker Jon Bostic is not expected to be suspended for his hit on Cowboys QB Andy Dalton, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Dalton exits after scary helmet-to-helmet hit (0:17)
1d

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington running back Antonio Gibson became the team's first to rush for more than 100 yards this season. He eclipsed that mark early in the third quarter. Gibson rushed for 94 yards in the first half. He's showing much better signs as he adjusts from being a college receiver: looking less to cut runs back and taking what's available, getting more yards after contact.

Zeke gets rocked on block attempt, later bobbles pass that is picked (0:34)
1d

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington's best first half of the season, coming against a wounded Dallas team, resulted in a 22-3 lead. Washington has run the ball well as rookie Antonio Gibson already has a career-high 94 yards and could become the team's first 100-yard rusher this season. The defense has forced one turnover, recorded a safety and stopped Dallas on a fourth-and-1 that, two plays later, led to a touchdown. They're doing what they should: beating an injured team that hasn't played well at all.

Logan Thomas sheds tackle for TD (0:21)
1d
Susan Walsh/AP
1dJohn Keim

Source: Washington fears S Collins tore Achilles

Landon Collins was carted to Washington's locker room Sunday with an ankle injury and did not return. The team fears Collins has a torn Achilles, a source told ESPN's John Keim.

Allen finds wide-open McLaurin for 52-yard TD (0:21)
1d

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington rushed for 91 yards in the opening quarter vs. Dallas. In the previous six games, Washington had rushed for a combined 131 yards in the opening quarter.

Gibson finds a hole up the middle for TD (0:18)
1d
Washington gets safety on strip sack of Dalton (0:22)
1d

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington's defense has struggled to stop teams after turnovers. They were placed in a bad spot after a 65-yard kickoff return but responded by allowing only seven yards on the ensuing series and forcing a field goal. They're playing with more confidence against an offense featuring a lot of backups on the field.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington has done a better job today of fooling the defense with the action of the running backs. On Antonio Gibson's 40-yard run early in the first quarter, running back J.D. McKissic started the other way and took multiple Dallas defenders with him. On Gibson's 12-yard touchdown, McKissic ran across the formation behind the line and drew attention, helping to create a gap for Gibson on the other side.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Offensive keys: Attack the LBs in the ground game. It's where they're most suscepitble. Jaylon Smith's inconsistency in this area can help them. 2) Handle stunts -- Washington's left side has struggled with this all year; with Cornelius Lucas at LT, this could remain a problem. 3) Take care of the ball. An obvious one, but it killed them last week. Against a bad defense, you can't bail them out with bad decisions or throws. Kyle Allen's mobility will help, but he can't rely on it, either.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Defensive keys: 1) Easy -- dominate up front. Dallas' OL has been decimated; Washington's front must take advantage. It's not about sacks; it's about constant chaos. 2) Limit YAC by the WRs. Look for quick throws by QB Andy Dalton. Washington ranks 27th in yards after first contact by receivers and 21st in yards after the catch. 3) Better discipline. Too often their eyes are in the wrong spot; it impacts LB drops and DB coverages. Dallas will hurt them downfield if this doesn't improve.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

With Geron Christian sidelined because of a knee injury, veteran Cornelius Lucas will start. Christian was doing well enough to keep the coaches happy, though he still had his share of struggles as games wore on. Lucas struggled in training camp. At 6-foot-8, and with good length, Lucas too often let defenders into his pads and would get driven back. That has to be a concern with him facing Dallas pass rusher Aldon Smith Sunday.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington inactives: QB Dwayne Haskins Jr., WR Robert Foster, LB Thomas Davis Sr., OT Geron Christian Sr., WR Isaiah Wright, DE Casey Toohill, DL James Smith Williams. Davis' role has been lessened with the return last week of Cole Holcomb. They also use rookie LB Khaleke Hudson on special teams.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Rain could be a factor in Washington's game vs. Dallas today. They are just now taking off the tarp but there's an 80-percent chance of rain at kickoff and up to a 70-percent chance if wet weather throughout the game.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington placed lineman Saadhiq Charles and receiver Antonio Gandy-Golden on injured reserve. One source said Gandy-Golden could be out a while because of a hamstring injury. Charles hurt his kneecap on the second play last week—in his first start. Washington had hoped he'd return after the bye week but, with a three-week minimum stay on IR, he'll miss the Giants game in two weeks. Washington also signed receiver Tony Brown off the practice squad.

Team Stats

Passing Yards192.629th
Rushing Yards100.125th
Points For19.030th
Points Against23.622nd

Find Tickets