I’m sorry, but the title practically wrote itself. I know this is Riggo’s Rag, but the implications of the game in East Rutherford were just too large to ignore. Dallas came into the game dead in the water at 1-7 and New York was steam rolling toward an NFC East title at 6-2, all the while taking out quarterback after quarterback.
Jason Garrett’s first game or not, this was not a contest that many saw Dallas walking away with a victory from. The Cowboys have been outplayed in almost every contest this year (as us Redskins fans enjoy pointing out any chance we have) and have at many times, seemed to give up right on national television, but for some reason they decided to show up this Sunday.
Was it their new interim head coach?
Was it the pressure being alleviated due to them already being out of the playoff hunt?
Did the Giants simply look at their record and not their personnel?
No matter what the reason was for their play, the Cowboys could have possibly just helped the Redskins (and potentially Eagles) climb back into NFC East title contention. The victory moves Dallas to 1-2 in the division (2-7 overall) and drops New York (6-3, 1-2) back within the grasp of Philadelphia (5-3, 0-1) and Washington (4-4, 2-0).
So the stage is set, again, for Monday night. Eagles at Redskins, with 2nd place in the NFC East on the line.
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