Posted November 21, 2011 on AP on Fox

CHICAGO - AUGUST 22: Barry Cofield #96 of the New York Giants looks on against the Chicago Bears during their preseason NFL game at Soldier Field on August 22, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Barry Cofield's mood has improved, even though the Washington Redskins' losing streak is one game longer. A week after he feared the season would turn ''historically ugly,'' the defensive tackle saw enough in a 27-24 overtime loss to the Dallas Cowboys to feel that the Redskins won't be a shield-your-eyes train wreck the rest of the way. ''I caught some flak for saying we were really down, especially after last week's loss,'' Cofield said Monday. ''But as depressed as I was last week, I'm optimistic this week.'' Washington's offense came to life against the Cowboys, scoring three touchdowns after getting only one in the three previous games combined. If the defense had played just a little better - or if any number of hard-luck breaks had gone the other way - the Redskins (3-7) wouldn't have six straight losses. Rex Grossman has good games and bad, but he's left little doubt that he's the better choice at quarterback ahead of John Beck. He was solid, even inspiring, on Sunday, l...
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