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  • With Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne anchoring the defensive line Authentic Ezekiel Elliott Jersey , and Adrian Peterson hardly looking like a 33-year-old, the Washington Redskins have established what sort of team they are. It's quite a drastic shift from who they've been under coach Jay Gruden until now.Their defense stops the run 鈥?gasp! 鈥?and their offense 鈥?get this! 鈥?moves the ball on the ground."It starts up front, in the trenches," Gruden said Monday. "Those big guys are doing a great job."He was talking about Washington's defensive front, but he also might as well have been referring to the offensive line, which is led by left tackle Trent Williams and right guard Brandon Scherff and has been leading the way for Peterson.So bad against the run for so long, the defense is suddenly stout as can be. It limited the NFL's No. 2 rusher, Ezekiel Elliott, to 34 yards 鈥?his second-lowest output in the league 鈥?in the Redskins' 20-17 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. Elliott's longest gain was 6 yards.That came a week after the Redskins limited Christian McCaffrey to 20 yards rushing and the entire Carolina team to 81 during a 23-17 win against the Panthers."We're making teams earn every blade of grass they get Womens Joe Looney Jersey ," Gruden said.Now comes another test for Washington, which leads the NFC East: rookie sensation Saquon Barkley and the last-place New York Giants next Sunday.The Redskins are giving up only 87.3 yards on the ground each game, third in the NFL. One key: Washington is one of two clubs to not have allowed a 20-yard run this season. Minnesota is the other."It's as much of a mindset as anything," linebacker Ryan Kerrigan said about stopping Elliott and the Cowboys, who had won four games in a row against the Redskins. "We definitely have taken it personally that they've had so much success running the ball against us the past couple of years."Truly, everyone has.Last season, Washington owned the worst run defense in the NFL, with opponents rushing for 134.1 yards per game. In 2016, it was 24th of 32 clubs at 119.8 per game allowed. And in 2015 , 26th at 122.6 per game allowed.So this season has seen what Gruden called "a major improvement," one he attributed in part to the pair of first-round draft picks out of Alabama, Allen (who missed 11 games as a rookie in 2017 because of an injury) and rookie Payne.Safety D.J. Swearinger nicknamed that duo the Alabama Wall.On the other side of the ball, Gruden has embraced the running game much more than in his previous four seasons as a head coach in Washington.After Peterson's 99 yards on 24 carries against the Cowboys 鈥?the fourth time in six games this season he's topped 95 鈥?the Redskins are third in the league at 29.5 runs per game and 14th at 119 yards per game.Those numbers are way up from the full 2017 season, when the team ended up ranked 24th with 25.1 runs per game and 28th with 90.5 yards per game.Under Gruden, the Redskins have never finished a season averaging more than 26.8 carries or 106 yards per game.They've also never had Peterson, who was available to any team when the Redskins signed him in the preseason."Adrian has been a big lift for us, without a doubt. We are 4-2, and he is big a part of it Womens Byron Jones Jersey ," Gruden said. "So we just have to keep feeding him."Notes: Gruden said that CB Fabian Moreau sprained his ankle and RT Morgan Moses injured his elbow against Dallas. CB Quinton Dunbar, who missed Sunday's game with what the team said was a bruised shin, was going to get checked out to see whether he had a nerve problem. The Dallas Cowboys are an organization that has an incredibly rich history. Men that have suited up for America’s Team are part of an elite fraternity. This is something that BTB’s own Tony Casillas mentions often on The 75O.What many believe to be the greatest Dallas Cowboy of all-time is quarterback Roger Staubach. The Dodger is one of the best players and humans to ever put on the Cowboys uniform. When he speaks, it’s incredibly important. Staubach took to the airwaves of The Dan Patrick Show (which is available on DIRECTV Ch. 239) on Friday to give his thoughts on the Cowboys, Dak Prescott, Jason Garrett, Jerry Jones, and more. Listen to him below.As mentioned Roger covered many topics concerning America’s Team, he even talked briefly about what a different Cowboys quarterback - Troy Aikman - had to say earlier in the week. Overall Roger kept it pretty politically correct as far as the Cowboys are concerned. He supported Dak Prescotted , cited the Cowboys having some injuries, and expressed confidence moving forward.There’s no denying that Dak Prescott is a leader, we’ve seen that a lot through his two and a half years as the Cowboys quarterback. Similarly, there’s no lie in that the Cowboys have faced some injuries (there are a lot for Sunday in Philadelphia), but we’re all tired of hearing that excuse. Other teams find a way to power through injuries, the Cowboys need to as well. What do you make of what Roger Staubach had to say? Do you agree? Do you think he was just playing the role of legend of the franchise? Custom Green Bay Packers Jerseys


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