Cousins is doing well, maturing nicely. He doesn't look nearly as flustered as he was earlier in the year, but I think occasional brain farts and awkward moments are kind of part of his DNA. He's just not the smoothest dude. That kneel down at the end of the half against Philly was just about the dumbest thing I've ever seen a QB do. Otherwise, he's been fantastic, though.
So I am not trying to take anything away from him, but he is at least partially benefitting from the best pass catching group in football. I'm glad Gruden / McVeigh are finally (reluctantly!) playing to their strengths -- Desean Jackson, Pierre Garçon, Jordan Reed, and Jamison Crowder are an unparallelled group. Jackson is as good a deep threat as anyone in the NFL. Gronk is the only TE better than Reed, and it's closer than most realize (Reed actually had more fantasy points per game than Gronk or anyone else in the NFL -- absolutely absurd he didn't make the pro bowl). Garçon caught 116 balls two years ago, and is tough as hell. Crowder is having a very impressive rookie season - he caught more balls than any rookie in Redskins history (surpassing Art Monk with 59), and is making lots of people miss. This group is what gives the Skins a chance. The rest of the team is relatively ordinary.
I still think their defense kinda sucks. Their #2 corner is an undrafted free agent wide receiver who had never played CB before this year. He's played well, but jeez talk about desperation.