Red zone offense excels
Washington’s first-team offense had one of its better days, particularly in the red zone, where touchdowns had been scarce.
Cousins completed a back shoulder fade to Josh Doctson, who outleaped cornerback Quinton Dunbar for an eight-yard touchdown. Cousins later hit Derek Carrier in stride with a five-yard touchdown pass along the right sideline.
Cousins also scored on a draw play from five yards out and nearly had another touchdown pass when he went for Doctson on a slant from five yards out only to see Dunbar make a great play on the ball to break up the pass at the goal line.
A strike to Davis may have scored from 13 yards out, but Cravens tagged the tight end at the 5, and the referees working practice blew their whistles even though Davis trotted into the end zone.
The increase in productivity was a good sign for the Redskins and Cousins, who had only 14 touchdown passes on 83 attempts inside the 20-yard line and had struggled in this area thus far in camp.