Handing out labels after Skins games, this time a 31-16 loss at Dallas.
Jim Haslett – The first drive was U-G-L-Y, but the defense came back to keep it close despite meager offense and horrific special teams.
DeAngelo Hall — Held Dez Bryant to 36 yards receiving and made a great play to prevent a Miles Austin TD. Gets the game ball.
Jordan Reed — Four catches on five target for 58 yards. Trucked a Dallas safety to boot.
Roy Helu — A very quiet 77 yards from scrimmage.
Rob Jackson — Picked Romo again in first game back from suspension.
Keith Burns — Makes Danny Smith look like Joe Gibbs.
Mike Shanahan – Failed to call timeout after Reed’s big catch at the end of the half, costing them 17 seconds and more TD chances. Kept kicking short field goals on fourth-and-short. Continued huddling up down two scores late in the fourth. Not a good night for Mike Shanahan.
Pierre Garcon – Only caught six balls on 15 targets. Got mixed up with RGIII on a couple routes.
Leonard Hankerson — Only two catches on six targets. Plain dropped what would’ve been a first down on fourth-and-10.
Ryan Kerrigan — Didn’t sack or intercept the quarterback. This is weird.
David Amerson — Called for pass interference. Concussed on Dallas’ long kick return.
The refs — Weird night. There were penalties galore, including one on each bench for unsportsmanlike conduct. And I still don’t get how Dallas was “blocked into the ball” on that punt return buttfumble (above).
Al Michaels — Likes to call RGIII “RG.” I don’t like that.
Robert Griffin III — Didn’t have time to throw, but was running as much as ever (77 yards on nine carries, plus 30 yards in late hit penalties along the sidelines). Fumbled twice inside his own 20, losing one inside the 5.
Josh Wilson — Had a great intro (above) and also deflected a pass that turned into an INT. But he missed on a corner blitz, allowing Romo to slip free and connect for a TD.
Alfred Morris — Bottled up all night, aside from a career-high 45-yard TD.
Brian Orakpo — The Brian Orakpo Holding Watch was out in force.
Kai Forbath — Missed a 49-yarder, but it’s good having him back.
Perry Riley — Picked up a sack. Also picked up a late hit.
Josh Morgan — I kinda like Josh Morgan, punt returner. Fearless.
Bob Costas – Just noting that he used his halftime soapbox to say that “Redskins” is an insult and a slur.