The Dallas Cowboys took round one with a 31-16 victory enhanced by special teams woes both on the sidelines and on the field.
Each quarter the Cowboys found the end zone. The Washington Redskins, however, crossed the goal line only once off the muscle bound legs of neophyte Alfred Morris.
Are the Washington Redskins in better position to win this time around?
Swag’s been dripping from the locker room walls with the opportunity to put Dallas, and its historical bad defense, on the mat and out of playoff contention for good. And to send Tony Stark’s idol London Fletcher out with a beautiful rendition of ‘Hail to the Redskins’ raining down from a soldout crowd as the Cowboys walk into the locker room, stunned that they lost to three straight backup quarterbacks in December.
Dallas reporters have been frantic all week in fear that the 3-11 Washington Redskins will leave them little more than the usual ‘Another Disappointing December’ headlines.
Here’s what they’ve been saying:
–Put Tony Romo, football and December together and usually you have the recipe of a disaster—or holiday treat for Redskins fans. Just look at Week 17 last season as proof.
Romo came out guns ablaze on the first two drives. Both drives ended with completions—to the Washington Redskins.
He had the opportunity to put Dallas ahead for good on the final drive. Instead he floated an ugly yet oh so beautiful liner to Rob Jackson.
Despite all of this, behind closed doors emotional guy Dez Bryant says he believes in Romo’s ability to get the job done.
–Last offseason, the Cowboys acquired the services of Brandon Carr. Signing a lucrative long-term deal, the hope was that he’d shut down one side of the field each week.
Instead, he’s been picked on over and over again and beat over and over again.
Carr said its ‘cool’ he’s being singled out, but also confirmed he’s going to be more aggressive on Sunday against the Redskins.
–In the first Redskins-Cowboys matchup of the season, jack of all trades wide receiver Cole Beasley led the team with four catches for 44 yards.
Hoping to capitalize on his success against the burgundy and gold, Beasley said he plans on running different routes to throw off the secondary.
—A quick Bryant Q&A with Bryant about DeMarco Murray and the Redskins.
–Not the passing rushing beast the rest of the NFL usual cowers in the sight of, Cowboys defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin said DeMarcus Ware’s production is a result of being banged up.
–From dallascowboys.com: Linebacker Cross Training In Full Effect
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