An accident prior to the start of training camp forced cornerback

Joshua Holsey to begin the season on the non-football injury. Now
after missing the first 10 weeks of the season Washington Redskins
, Holsey is back on the 53-man roster of the Washington
Redskins.Holsey was placed on the NFI list at the outset of training camp after
a table was dropped on his foot. The injury was substantive enough to keep him
out the entire preseason and unable to practice for at least the first six weeks
of the regular season.Holsey appeared in 12 games for Washington last year,
recording two tackles. He was in a position to get increased playing time this
season after the trade of Kendall Fuller to Kansas City as a part of the Alex
Smith trade. However, the injury setback that chance at least half a
season.Space was created on the roster for Holsey’s activation by the placement
of tackle Geron Christian on injured reserve. He is just the latest Washington
offensive lineman to go down with an injury, sustaining a torn MCL in Sunday’s
win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In a statement victory over one of their
longest-standing rivals, the Washington Redskins defeated the Dallas Cowboys
20-17 in Landover to improve to 4-2, and a game and a half up in the NFC East.
Dallas dropped to 3-4 with the loss.The Washington defense forced the Cowboys to
go three-and-out on their opening drive and gave Alex Smith and the Redskins
offense possession right near midfield. The unit moved quickly, moving 52 yards
on six plays, capped off by a 23-yard screen pass, catch-and-run by Kapri Bibbs
to give the Redskins a 7-0 lead with 10:19 left in the first quarter.After
threatening on the ensuing drive on 4th-and-1 from their own 44 yard line, DJ
Swearinger jarred the football lose from Ezekiel Elliott and scooped it up,
giving the Redskins their first turnover of the afternoon. Washington was unable
toconvert much of anything on the following drive, a hard hit on Dak Prescott
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, but he was able to return without missing any snaps. Both
teams continued to trade possessions with five straight punts, before Michael
Gallup got free on a double move against Greg Stroman down the sideline for a
49-yard trot into the end zone to tie the game with just one minute remaining in
the opening half. Alex Smith tested the Cowboys secondary on four long pass
attempts, including a Hail Mary that hit Michael Floyd in the chest in the end
zone to end the second quarter.Through one half of play Smith was 7-of-15 for 87
yards and a touchdown, while Prescott went 12-of-15 for 149 yards and a matching
score. The Redskins defense held Elliot to just 13 yards on 10 carries, while
Adrian Peterson had 39 yards on 11 rushes. Washington started quickly moving 52
yards on six plays, mostly on the back of Adrian Peterson in the rushing
game.However the Cowboys defense held inside the 10-yard line and Washington was
forced to settle for a 21-yard field goal to take a 10-7 lead.The teams once
again traded punts and Washington advanced into Cowboys territory as the third
quarter elapsed, extending their streak of not scoring in the 3rd quarter to 11
straight games. Dallas also struggled in the stanza, not picking up a first down
in the quarter.Another long run by Peterson moved the Redskins inside the ten,
but for the second consecutive time the Cowboys defense held and Dustin Hopkins
settled for a 25-yard field goal to give Washington a 13-7 lead. Over the
Redskins first eight offensive drives, they moved into Cowboys territory on six
occasions but only came away with 13 points. The Cowboys advanced 46 yards on 6
plays, but settled for a 47-yard field goal by Brett Maher, to bring Dallas back
to within three. with under 10 minutes to go in the game. Washington moved to
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, penalties backed the Cowboys up to
their own ten yard line, before Ryan Kerrigan forced the ball loose from
Prescott at the goal line, and Preston Smith promptly picked it up to take it in
for the defensive score, making it 20-10. The score was only the Redskins
second-half touchdown of the year, and the first score of 2018 for the defense.
Dak Prescott would not go quietly, moving quickly into Redskins territory with
two long runs that brought the Cowboys into the red zone as the clock hit the
two minute warning. A defensive holding by Josh Harvey-Clemmons in the end zone
gave the Cowboys first and goal from the six, before Prescott rushed in for the
score to make it 20-17 with 1:37 remaining in the 4th. After three straight
rushes, Washington went three-and-out and stopped the ball out of bounds. A
short punt gave the Cowboys the ball back with 1:09 on the clock and 64 yards in
front of them. Dallas advanced into ‘Skins territory, and with three seconds
left in regulation a five-yard illegal ball movement penalty prior to the snap
turned a 48-yard try into a a 52-yard attempt, which Maher booted off the left
upright to secure the Redskins win.Alex Smith played the role of consummate game
manager, and went 14 of 25 for 178 yards, 1 touchdown and no
interceptions ,
his second game in a row without a turnover.Kapri Bibbs had a coming out party
of sorts, filling in once again for the injured Chris Thompson. Bibbs played a
significant role in the rushing and passing game with four carries for 16 yards,
and four grabs for 43 yards and a touchdown through the air, Jordan Reed also
chipped in with 43 yards on just two catches.Washington’s leading rusher was
Adrian Peterson, who tallied 99 yards on 24 carries for 4.1 yards per carry.On
defense, the Redskins contained the Cowboys potent offensive weapons, holding
Ezekiel Elliott to 34 yards on 15 carries, while Dak Prescott finished with a
passing line of 22 35 for 273 yards, no interceptions with one passing and one
rushing touchdown apiece. The play of the day was from Ryan Kerrigan who forced
the fumble that led to the game-clinching score by Preston Smith. Zach Brown led
the way with nine total tackles with one for a loss, Mason Foster also tallied
nine hits, while the defense recorded four sacks, three TFL’s Washington
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, and nine quarterback hits.The win cements the
Redskins in first place in the NFC East, and marks their first back-to-back wins
since December 24, 2017. In fact, the victory guarantees that no matter
what,Washington will be in first place in the NFC East through week 9 for the
first time since 1999.It also marks the Redskins’ first against the Cowboys
since January 3, 2016, and ends a four-game skid against their division rival.
Up next for Washington, another divisional rival: the last-place New York
Giants. After an inconsistent start to the season, Washington now has put
themselves in the drivers seat to build momentum as they seek to return to the
playoffs for the first time in Jay Gruden’s tenure. Perhaps most significantly,
this can be characterized as a statement victory for the Redskins as they
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