"They're going to be connected whether they want to be or not, because of what they did in bringing the Cowboys back," said Nate Newton, an offensive lineman for those Super Bowl winners.
Part of it, he says, is because "the offense I came from at Maryland is similar to this one. The Redskins are a big zone [blocking] team. They like to come off the ball — and run the ball. I've got to change my techniques a little bit, get my footwork the way Coach [Joe] Bugel wants it, but this offense is easier to grasp than another team's might be."