1 Stop the Cowboys' ground game. The Redskins must not revert to the form of last season, when they allowed Dallas 380 yards rushing in two games.
2 Capitalize on the Cowboys' injuries. With Dallas possibly starting two backup cornerbacks, quarterback Brad Johnson must hit his receivers on deep routes.
3 Jump ahead early. The Redskins have 16 new starters and could crumble quickly if faced with an early deficit.