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Shanahan believes the Redskins would alleviate the problem by creating better lanes for Grossman to pass through. That involves maintaining a spacious pocket in which Grossman can seek them out.

“You want to keep the push in the pocket,” Shanahan said. “It’s better when the quarterback can stay a little deeper. But you can’t always do that the way these guys rush up the field.”

New-look Cowboys ‘D’

The Redskins are familiar with much of the Cowboys’ defensive personnel, but their scheme has changed under new coordinator Rob Ryan, brother of New York Jets’ coach Rex Ryan.

“He’s aggressive,’ Kyle Shanahan said. “He’s all over the place. He’s going to try to confuse you. They do a lot of different things. You really never know what to expect.”

One of the most notable changes Ryan has implemented involves moving outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware around in the defensive alignment. Ware, the NFL’s leading sack leader, won’t always be opposite Redskins left tackle Trent Williams.

“Everybody is going to know where Ware is, and everyone is going to know where [linebacker Anthony] Spencer is,” coach Mike Shanahan said. “They are easy to find, but they’ll blitz inside or outside.”

Extra points

• Strong safety LaRon Landry (hamstring) was limited in practice. He said practice was “great” for the second straight day and added “You’ll see me Monday night.” Mike Shanahan would not say whether Landry will play. Landry has not tested his hamstring at full speed, but he plans to as soon as Friday.

• Cornerback Josh Wilson (back), fullback Darrel Young (hamstring), fullback Mike Sellers (ankle) and safety DeJon Gomes (hamstring) were limited in practice.