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ASHBURN, Va. — The Washington Redskins keep adding players to a list no one wants to join. And the fact that the number of players on injured reserve continues to grow will end up as one reason their season won’t end the way they want.

The Redskins, who didn’t have a lot of margin for error this season before the heavy injuries, added four more names Tuesday. Here’s the list of injured players with their number of full games missed in parentheses and the impact of their absence:

Running back Chris Thompson (zero games): Thompson, who broke his right fibula against the Saints, is their most dynamic running back and entered last week leading the Redskins in both rushing and receiving yards. He’s no longer ahead in the former, but that doesn’t diminish his value. Thompson excels in pass protection, too. He is a good route runner and can align wide and be effective on multiple patterns. He is also a highly respected player in the locker room. He might be the hardest player to replace on offense considering no one else can do what he does.

Running back Rob Kelley (one): He was inconsistent this season, in part because of multiple injuries to his ribs and ankles. Kelley was Washington’s starting back and had progressed in the passing game. In an ideal situation, he’s a strong backup. But he also ran with toughness, endearing him to coaches. Even if Samaje Perine finishes strong, the Redskins would still miss Kelley because they now have two inexperienced backups.

Receiver Terrelle Pryor (zero): He never made the impact anyone had hoped to see as their No. 1 X receiver. Some of that stems from his own abilities, whether inconsistent with routes or his hands or tracking ability. Some of that stems from a bottom-line fact: The Redskins have other targets, something Pryor didn’t deal with in Cleveland. Pryor’s ankle injury hurt his explosiveness; he needed to maintain that to help set up other routes. He lost his starting job to Josh Doctson.

Defensive lineman Jonathan Allen (five): In addition to Thompson, Allen’s injury is the toughest to overcome. He was producing as an interior pass-rusher, helping to collapse the pocket. He also allowed others to play fewer snaps and, therefore, be more effective. The Redskins allowed 4.0 yards per carry in Allen’s five games; they have allowed 4.58 without him. There’s still a chance he’ll return late in the season.

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Linebacker Mason Foster (four): He started the season fine, but injured his shoulder in Week 2 and that limited his effectiveness. When healthy, Foster was solid and could help all around. He knew the defense. But it enabled Washington to maintain depth in areas such as special teams where the backups played.

Linebacker Will Compton (one): Compton has also been hurt most of the season with various leg injuries. But with Foster and Zach Brown ahead of him, he helped on special teams. And he was a smart, experienced backup if nothing else when everyone was available. The linebacker play has been spotty, at best, the past two games (see: last six minutes and overtime against New Orleans). Would Foster and Compton have solved those problems? Impossible to tell, but their losses hurt the overall depth at the position.

Center Spencer Long (three): He did play against Minnesota, but sparingly as his quad tendon proved too much to overcome. Long was playing fine and did a good job pulling when needed (it was obvious against Minnesota he couldn’t do this as well). Backup center Chase Roullier has a good future, but he’s inexperienced and now he’s also hurt and will miss at least one game with a broken hand.

Kicker Dustin Hopkins (five): He was having an OK season when he was hurt having made 9 of 11 field goals. His replacement, Nick Rose, has been solid with eight makes in nine attempts. In five games, Hopkins recorded touchbacks on 20 of his 27 kickoffs. Rose has recorded a touchback on 16 of 28 kickoffs.

Linebacker Trent Murphy (10): He was placed on IR in the preseason. Murphy recorded a career-high nine sacks last season. He would not have started, but he would have helped as a reserve pass-rusher, able to play outside linebacker or rush along the line in various nickel packages — and over the nose in their speed rush. The Redskins’ backup outside linebackers — Junior Galette and Ryan Anderson — have combined for one sack (two half-sacks by Galette). Galette has been applying more pressure of late, but the Redskins miss what Murphy would have added.
Nose tackle Phil Taylor (10): It’s hard to rely on someone who missed two years of football due of injuries like Taylor. But he had played well this summer and would have helped at a position the Redskins are still trying to solve. Had Taylor made it to the season and stayed healthy — a big if — he would have freed Ziggy Hood to play end and help in nickel rushes, which are both areas where he’s better suited.

Safety Su’a Cravens (10): He’s not on injured reserve, but he is another player who was lost. He had a knee injury this summer, but then told the team he was retiring and has since been placed on the reserve/left squad list. It’s hard to measure his impact because he never played safety in an NFL game. But the Redskins did have him starting. His loss, combined with impressive rookie Montae Nicholson’s recurring injury issues, has hurt the secondary.

Running back Keith Marshall (10): He did not look good in 2016 training camp as a rookie, before he was lost for the season with an elbow injury. But the Redskins entered camp with some excitement over what they felt he could do. Then he got hurt again. He might not have made a substantial impact, but given how the running back situation has played out they could have used another body.

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ASHBURN, Virginia – The Washington Redskins lost another starter, though it might be for just one game.

Linebacker Zach Brown, the Redskins’ leading tackler, was ruled out for Sunday’s game vs. the Arizona Cardinals. He has been dealing with an Achilles issue for most of the second half of the season. He also has toe and hip issues.
The Redskins will be without leading tackler Zach Brown for Sunday’s game against the Cardinals. Geoff Burke/USA TODAY Sports
The Redskins already lost two other inside linebackers this season – Will Compton and Mason Foster, both of whom are on injured reserve. Martrell Spaight will start in place of Brown, alongside Zach Vigil. Without Brown, the Redskins lose a speedy linebacker. Rookie Josh Harvey-Clemons also will play linebacker; he has been playing in some sub packages.

Washington also will be without safety Montae Nicholson, who will miss a fourth straight game because of a concussion. The Redskins have missed his combination of size and speed in the secondary, forcing D.J. Swearinger to play more free safety. He was caught out of position last week on a 75-yard touchdown pass and has been most effective this season playing closer to the line.

Seven players were listed as questionable: left tackle Trent Williams, right tackle Morgan Moses, linebacker Ryan Anderson, receiver Ryan Grant, receiver Maurice Harris, defensive lineman Terrell McClain and center Chase Roullier.

Williams did not participate in any practices this week. In recent weeks, Williams would be limited on Friday before playing Sunday. If he can’t start then Ty Nsekhe would take his place, working against Arizona outside linebacker Chandler Jones in pass-rush situations.

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ASHBURN, Virginia — On Thursday, the Washington Redskins will start a center signed a month ago and a left guard who joined them a few days later. Their most experienced running back is a rookie with two starts — and he’s backed up by two players who joined Washington a week ago.

Tight end Jordan Reed will be sidelined for a fourth straight game with a hamstring injury, and left tackle Trent Williams will try to play a third consecutive game with a bone bruise in his knee, which also has ligament damage.

And that’s how the Redskins enter Thursday’s game against the New York Giants. It’s not just about getting over a difficult loss to New Orleans; it’s also about cobbling together a lineup that can work Thursday and for the rest of the season.
Jordan Reed is just one of many injured Redskins. AP Photo/Mark Tenally
“In game one of the preseason, guys are more prepared than the guys we have now,” head coach Jay Gruden said. “But they’re smart kids and can handle it. We still have enough good players in the building. It’s hard to win when they’re healthy and even harder when you’re not. We still have a full core of receivers. We still have Vernon Davis and Niles Paul and good offensive linemen and Kirk [Cousins] and Samaje [Perine]. On offense we’ll be fine. On defense we’ve been taking some hits people aren’t talking about.”

Washington has placed 15 players on injured reserve this season, including four this week. One of the four is their most dangerous running back, Chris Thompson.

Veteran Tony Bergstrom will start at center Thursday because Spencer Long, the original starter, was placed on injured reserve this week, and his backup, Chase Roullier, broke his hand Sunday. Bergstrom was signed Oct. 25, but that gives him more time here this season than guard Arie Kouandjio, signed off Buffalo’s practice squad on Oct. 28. At least Kouandjio spent the past two years with Washington before he was released this past summer.

Kouandjio is expected to start, but if he does, that could mean Williams isn’t available. If Williams can play, the Redskins could use their backup tackle, Ty Nsekhe, at guard as they did Sunday.

Gruden said the Redskins will have “seven or eight” game-time decisions. They have 11 players listed as questionable.

“We’re just trying to play out all scenarios,” Gruden said. “There’s quite a few.”

The defense has its share of issues, too, as starting end Terrell McClain won’t play. The Redskins already have two inside linebackers — Mason Foster and his replacement, Will Compton — on injured reserve. Both current inside linebackers, Zach Brown (Achilles) and Martrell Spaight (ankle), are listed as questionable. Brown has played with this injury the past two games; if Spaight can’t play, they’d likely start Zach Vigil — whom they signed last week.

It adds up to a long week trying to craft a game plan.

“Does it look like I’ve slept a lot?” Gruden said. “We have to figure it out. We have a base foundation of a core offense that we can go to that everybody’s comfortable doing. It’s just a matter of how many new wrinkles you can put in. That’s the hard part. You want to do something different for each coordinator you face. That can be a little bit tougher with all the new players.”

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ARLINGTON, Texas — Four possessions into Thursday’s game against the Washington Redskins, the Dallas Cowboys did not have a first down. Four possessions in, and they had 8 yards of offense.

It was looking worse than the three games prior — losses to the Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles and Los Angeles Chargers — in which they failed to score more than nine points. The defense and special teams forced turnovers, but the Cowboys’ offense could do nothing.

“That was old, dark days staring you in the eye as the quarterback there when it’s not working good for you,” owner and general manager Jerry Jones said.

It was hardly a vintage performance by Prescott. He completed 11 of 22 passes for 102 yards. It is the seventh-fewest passing yards a Cowboys quarterback has had in a win. Troy Aikman had just 78 yards passing in a meaningless season finale in 1992 against the Chicago Bears before the Cowboys’ first Super Bowl run of the Jones era. Three times Roger Staubach threw for fewer than 100 yards in a Dallas win in his Hall of Fame career.

As the Cowboys’ offense floundered in the previous three games, Prescott’s performance received scrutiny he was not accustomed to last season when he had 24 touchdown passes and just four interceptions. In the past two games, he was intercepted five times. He had two turnovers returned for touchdowns.

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Knowing the pressures of the position, Staubach and Aikman reached out to Prescott via text message.

“It’s meant everything,” Prescott said. “Roger sent me a text, told me about him getting booed. If that doesn’t show you right there this business, then it is what it is. I mean, that was great to hear from him and Troy, the guys who have been through it. It was great for me.”

On the fifth possession, Dak Prescott scrambled 13 yards for a first down on third-and-5 from the Cowboys’ 46 to close the first quarter.
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“I’ve got to use my legs in those situations and get going,” Prescott said. “They weren’t even ready there in defense when we snapped the ball and they were trying to run and cover people. I just saw a lane to run.”

Prescott opened by completing one of his first six passes. He then completed his next six, including a 10-yarder to Dez Bryant on third-and-8, and ended the drive with a perfect throw to Jason Witten for an 8-yard touchdown for a 7-0 lead that put the Cowboys on their way to a 38-14 victory.

It was Prescott’s first touchdown in 99 pass attempts, dating back to a 7-yard touchdown to Cole Beasley in the fourth quarter of the Cowboys’ most recent win, Nov. 5 against the Kansas City Chiefs. On the Cowboys’ next possession, Prescott suffered a bruised hand that forced him to leave the field for X-rays, but he did not miss any snaps.

“He’s just a mentally and physically tough guy,” Witten said. “Mature way beyond his years. You know, just stayed with it. He’s unwavering in his approach. He has an interception in a couple of games, turning the ball over and he just comes back.”

Prescott put the game away on the first play of the fourth quarter with a 13-yard fade to Bryant. Their connection — or the lack of it — has been a major topic this season, but on that play Prescott’s pass was in a perfect spot for Bryant to attack the ball over cornerback Bashaud Breeland.

“Was it as good as we’ve had? Yeah, definitely,” Prescott said. “We haven’t had that in a while. It was just me giving him an opportunity and Dez going and doing what Dez does.”
That Prescott played the final drive of the first half and the entire second half with a swollen right hand earned praise from inside the locker room. He left AT&T Stadium with his hand wrapped, but X-rays were negative and he said it won’t be a problem going forward.

“Time and time again you see him hit with adversity like that and play through it,” Jones said. “And what that is is something everybody around him is feeding off. It just makes them better. And it’s not rah, rah stuff. It’s not from in there and something funny. It’s, boy, he’s doing it physically. He’s just doing it to get respect.

“And it’s not his intangibles. I mean, he’s doing tangible things out there to get it done.”