About now, the Cowboys should be arriving at DFW or Love Field. No doubt this very talented team is ticked off at itself. No doubt Jerry Jones has had words with Alex Barron. But let’s be fair. About 75% of the teams in the NFL start off rough during the first three weeks of the season. The Cowboys don’t usually do so, but they didn’t exsctly plan to be without two starting offensive linemen. I’m not making excuses for them. You strap your helmet on and go to war with the 22 starters who suit up on a given night. But, it is fair to say the Cowboys we saw tonight in the red zone will eventually figure it out. Either that, or they’ll bear the brunt of Jerry’s wrath until they do.
The Redskins need to figure it out too, whatever ‘it’ is. What was up with the dropped balls on offense and bad tackling angles on defense in the first two and a half quarters? Hopefully, a week of good practices will cure all that. It had better, because the Texans won’t be so accomodating next week.
For all of my consternation, I’m ecstatic the ‘Skins won. A victory over Dallas makes my entire week, and possibly my entire month. How about you? Does it do the same for you? The thought of Texas oil men and Dallas socialites losing money on this game really makes me smile. The site of Jerry Jones frowning makes the entire world a better place. That’s true no matter what the margin of victory was.
Mike Shanahan has just secured the first of hopefully two victories this season against Dallas. If he can get the second win in December, he’ll have done what only Joe Gibbs has ever done as a Redskins’ Head Coach – sweep Dallas. I know I’m getting ahead of myself. But heh, we never stop wanting Dallas, do we?
Next week the Cowboys travel to Chicago to take on Da Bears. Root hard for Jay Cutler next Sunday, won’t you? In the meantime, sleep well tonight. Washington 13, Dallas 7.