Washington Redskins (2-5) at Dallas Cowboys (7-1)
Location: Arlington Texas
DATE: Oct 27, 2014
Time: 1930 hrs.
This Monday Night Football game will mark the 16th Monday Night game played since the series began in 1945. In the greatest rivalry the NFL has ever known, Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys.
The Cowboys are leading the series 64-42-2. With one more win the record will be 7-1, the first time since 2007, and the 10th time over all. The Cowboys have won 8 out of the last 11 games played including a sweep last year, how bout them Cowboys!
Make no mistake about it, knowing the above statistics do you ponder for one second that the Redskins won’t be prepared to play the Boys? You may be thinking that hands down this game is owned by the Cowboys simply because of their record, remember it’s the greatest rivalry in the NFL and perhaps in sports.
The fact is that division games are usually more fun to watch because no matter what the record is, they play each other tougher than the norm and the outcome is anything but certain.
By all accounts the Cowboys have a much stronger Offense than the Redskins. The ESPN Power Rankings have the Boys Offense ranked at #2 and the Redskins at #26 a clear edge for the Boys.
The Redskins have the edge on Defense except for one very important statistic, “points per game allowed”. The Cowboys on average allow 21.0 where the Redskins allow 26.1. In my mind this stat is the most important of them all, it’s what wins or loses games.
Another obvious advantage the Cowboys have over the Redskins is at Quarterback. Right now there’s no one playing (well perhaps only P. Manning) better than Tony Romo. The Redskins are down to their 3rd Quarterback in Colt McCoy. McCoy came out of the University of Texas where he did very well, but since going Pro in 2010 his game has a lot to be desired.
Let’s get one thing straight, Tony “Houdini” Romo and the Boys are no longer playing for records or stats they are now playing for a division championship, a spot in the playoffs, and an NFL Super Bowl Championship ring.
p.s. This goes out to all Dallas Cowboys, AT&T stadium ticket holder fans; you’ve got to cheer them on. For crying out loud, you’ve got to be louder than the opposing fans. I promise we will stand in the rooftops back home backing up your cheers.
Cowboys reported injuries
- WR #88 Dez Bryant-Shoulder
- OLB # 54 Bruce Carter-Thigh
- DE #58 Jack Crawford-Calf
- T #68 Doug Free-Foot
- DB #23 Jakar Hamilton –Not Injury Related
- T #78 Jeremy Parnell-Chest
- Q #09 Tony Romo-Back
- DE #93 Antony Spencer-Knee/foot