By Ryan O’Halloran
How are the Redskins using their tight end personnel near the goal-line. Here’s a snap-by-snap look during the first two games of plays from the 10-yard line in:
1-G-1 – Chris Cooley, Logan Paulsen, Fred Davis. (Hightower 1R TD)
2-1-6 – Davis (Armstrong 6P TD)
1-G-9 – Cooley, Davis (Hightower 0R)
2-G-9 – Cooley (Hightower 5R)
3-G-4 – Davis as a WR. (Gaffney 4P TD)
1-G-10 – Cooley (Hightower 5R)
2-G-6 – Davis (Grossman incomplete)
3-G-6 – Davis (Grossman INT)
1-G-10 – Cooley (Helu 7R)
2-G-3 – Cooley (Hightower OR)
3-G-8 – Davis (Grossman throwaway)
1-G-9 – Davis (Grossman incomplete, penalty)
1-G-1 – Cooley, Davis, Paulsen (Davis 1P TD)
3-2-12 – Davis (Grossman incomplete pass)
1-10-11 – Davis (Helu -3R)
2-13-14 – Davis (Helu 5P)
3-8-9 – Davis (Gaffney 4P)
Davis: 13 of 17
Cooley: 7 of 17
Paulsen: 2 of 17
How the Redskins fared in their third game the last five years they started 2-0:
2007: Lost 24-17 to the Giants.
2005: Beat Seattle 20-17 in overtime.
2003: Lost 24-21 to the Giants.
1991: Beat Phoenix 34-0.
1986: Beat San Diego 30-27.
Quarterback Rex Grossman will be facing the Cowboys for only the third time in his career.
2010 (with the Redskins): Lost at Dallas, 25-of-43 passing for 322 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions.
2007 (with Chicago): Lost to Dallas at home 34-10, 15-of-32 passing for 195 yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions.
Grossman is 2-0 in Monday night games.
The Redskins will be making an appearance on ‘Monday Night Football’ for the eighth straight year. During Joe Gibbs I, the Redskins played 22 times on MNF, including seven straight seasons of at least two appearances.
The last five results:
2010: vs. Philadelphia, lost 59-28.
2009: vs. Philadelphia, lost 27-17; vs. NY Giants, lost 45-12.
2008: vs. Pittsburgh, lost 23-6.
2007: at Philadelphia, won 20-12.
Overall, the Redskins are 26-33 on MNF.