Redskins-Cowboys: postgame quotes

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ARLINGTON, Texas — Here are a handful of quotes from the Washington Redskins’ locker room after they defeated the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday at Cowboys Stadium:

DeAngelo Hall
On the Redskins’ improved defense:
“We knew we had a chance. Statistically we had a chance. The defense had played terrible up until that point. We still gave up a lot of yards, but we kind of went into a preventative-type defense in the second half. We probably should have stayed more aggressive. But we knew we had a chance to be a good football team at some point. We started off bad, but we’re starting to hone in, starting to pay attention to detail and getting the job done.”

On not scoring a touchdown when he recovered the onside kick:
“As big of a selfish guy as y’all think I am (laughs), Kyle (Shanahan) even joked with me about going in there to score. He wants to be the No. 1 offense. I was always told that the offense closes the game. That’s the best formation, or the best plays, to be able to take a knee. I was surprised it was that wide open. The ball was kind of bouncing and took that one good bounce. Before I knew it, I was at the one. I was like, ‘What am I doing?’ And I took a baseball slide. I told these guys I was drafted in baseball, that’s why the slide looks pretty good.”

Santana Moss
On the 28-point second quarter:
“It’s all about opportunities. This game is all about opportunities. When you get turnovers, you have to capitalize and put points on the board. Fortunately, that’s what we had. And we just took advantage of it. It doesn’t always get that easy. We’ve had our share of rough ones.”

On Robert Griffin III:
“Robert has a team around him that helps him have that kind of ease. When you look at him, he can’t do it by himself. Sometimes he does. But collectively, he has a lot of guys out there itching to make plays for him. He gives us the opportunity.”

Aldrick Robinson
On his 68-yard touchdown catch:
“RG3 gave me a great ball. I went and got it and the result was a touchdown. I knew I had to go get it. Once I saw where he threw it, where he placed the ball, I knew I had to put my burners on to play the ball. I ran as fast as I could and got to it.”


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