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Washington Redskins linebacker Mason Foster (54) takes the field before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) **FILE**

SNYDER: Closing time gets more comfortable for Washington's defense

After beating Carolina last week, Washington cornerback Josh Norman noted that the home team started the game on defense and ended the game on defense. "That's what you want," he said. Maybe that's what HE wants. I think most fans would prefer a series of kneel downs from Alex Smith in victory formation.

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (center) rushes the ball against Washington Redskins free safety D.J. Swearinger (left) and defensive end Jonathan Allen (right) during an NFL football game between the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally) **FILE**

Redskins not satisfied after taking control of NFC East

- The Washington Times

Their second-straight win put the Redskins a game-and-half ahead in the NFC East -- and Washington did so with another impressive defensive performance and a solid rushing attack. But, asked if the Redskins had gained confidence from recent performances, Jonathan Allen answered, "yes and no."

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) carries the ball past Washington Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (91) during the first half of an NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018 in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Halftime: Redskins 7, Cowboys 7

- The Washington Times

It's defensive, it's low-scoring and it's still either team's ball game. The Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys are tied 7-7 at the half.

Washington Redskins wide receiver Paul Richardson (10) sits on the sideline in the second half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in New Orleans, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. The Saints won 43-19. (AP Photo/Butch Dill) **FILE**

Thompson, Richardson among Redskins' inactives vs. Cowboys

- The Washington Times

Running back Chris Thompson (rib/knee) and wide receivers Paul Richardson Jr. (shoulder/knee) and Jamison Crowder (ankle) are inactive for the Washington Redskins' Week 7 tilt against the Dallas Cowboys, leaving the Washington offense thin at skill positions.

FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, file photo, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) scrambles away from Washington Redskins defensive end Stacy McGee (92) in the second half of an NFL football game in Seattle. The Seahawks are favored again when they face the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday night. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear, File) **FILE**

Stacy McGee returns to practice for Redskins

- The Washington Times

Redskins defensive end Stacy McGee practiced Wednesday for the first time since suffering a groin muscle injury in the spring. This was the first week McGee was eligible to practice after beginning the season the Physically Unable to Perform list.

In this May 1, 2017, file photo, people wait in line to enter the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Cultural on the National Mall in Washington. Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton said in a statement that a noose was found on Wednesday, May 31, in the Segregation Gallery of the museum. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) ** FILE **

Cowboys to visit African American history museum after Redskins game

- The Washington Times

After the Dallas Cowboys play the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field this Sunday, they'll stay in the Washington, D.C., area an extra day to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. "It means so much to the players but also the National Football League and our game," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said.

Redskins quarterback Alex Smith staked Washington to a two-touchdown lead in the first quarter and finished 21-for-36 passing for 163 yards in Sunday's victory over the Carolina Panthers. (Associated Press)

LOVERRO: Redskins make Smith comfortable enough in win

After last week's beating by the Saints, quarterback Alex Smith talked about the comfort level of the offense when the Redskins fall behind early in a game. So Sunday, the Carolina Panthers -- specifically their special teams said, "Alex, let us make you feel comfortable," on their way to a 23-17 loss to Smith and Co.

Washington Redskins tight end Vernon Davis (85) celebrates with fans after this touchdown catch during the first half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Redskins respond with crucial win over Panthers

- The Washington Times

Washington forced a turnover on downs with seconds left to secure a 23-17 win -- moving the Redskins to 3-2 this season. Down six points, the Panthers had driven all the way to the 16-yard line before the Washington defense clamped down.

Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith (11) signals the line during the first half of an NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and the Carolina Panthers, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Halftime: Redskins 17, Panthers 6

- The Washington Times

The hot-and-cold Redskins have stayed true to form, and this week, they're playing well. Washington leads 17-6 at halftime against the Carolina Panthers.

New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (22) rushes for a touchdown past Washington Redskins free safety DeAngelo Hall (23) and cornerback Josh Norman (24) in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Norman: 'I've been Hollywood'

- The Washington Times

Norman pushed back against Hall's claim Wednesday -- saying that football has always been a priority. The 30-year-old is coming off his worse game in a Redskins uniform, an outing in which he was briefly benched to start the second half against the New Orleans Saints.

New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (22) carries against Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman (24) in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Gruden on benching Norman: 'My call there'

- The Washington Times

When the Redskins returned for the second half in Monday's 43-19 blowout loss to the New Orleans Saints, cornerback Josh Norman wasn't on the field for the team's first defensive series -- with coach Jay Gruden opting to play rookie Greg Stroman instead.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) reacts after throwing a touchdown pass in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Halftime: Saints 26, Redskins 13

- The Washington Times

At halftime, the Redskins trail the New Orleans Saints 26-13, but they were bailed out partially by a late turnover that helped set up a four-yard rushing touchdown from quarterback Alex Smith.

Redskins-Saints: 5 matchups to watch

- The Washington Times

For the Redskins to beat Brees and the Saints this year, they'll need to play a consistent four quarters of football when the two teams meet Monday in primetime. In order to do that, they'll have to win these matchups.