Cowboys-Redskins: End of First Half

The second quarter wasn’t as ugly as the first, but it wasn’t pretty either.  The Redskins intercepted a tipped Tony Romo pass intended for Roy Williams, but lost Reed Doughty, the interceptor, on the play.  The Skins’ best plays were all provided by the defense.  There were the usual London Fletcher highlights, the afore mentioned pick, Chris Clemons staying home on a double reverse, and some decent pressure on Romo.  That ain’t much, but it’s better than nothing.

I’m convinced LaRon Landry can’t cover, regardless of his blazing speed.  Jason Whitten made him look silly and slow, but he’s not slow.  I know Whitten is a great Tight End, but Landry still looked pathetic.  Sorry LaRon, I’m tired of watching you look lost on big plays.  I know you’re not the only one. 

With 38 seconds to go Dallas had a 3rd and 1 at the Washignton 46.  The Cowboys moved the ball to the 41 with 31 ticks to go and no timeouts left.  After a 5-yard Marion Barber run Romo had to spike the ball.  Then, the Cowboys managed to get a first down near the Redskins’ 20, but the last 10 seconds counted down as Miles Austin had caught the ball in the middle of the field.  Based on Romo’s reaction, I’d say someone ran the wrong route.

Like the first quarter, there wasn’t a whole lot of Redskins’ action to write about.  Also like the first quarter, the Cowboys outscored the Redskins 7 to zip.  Dallas 14, Washington 0.  Dallas will receive the ball to start the second half.  Let’s see if the Skins can turn this thing around with a patchwork offensive line which, at this point, is downright scary if you’re Jason Campbell.

Go Skins!

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