Throughout the week the talk all over DC has been about Dallas quarterback Tony Romo and whether or not his punctured lung and broken rib will keep him out of this Monday night’s contest. The number two story in regards to Dallas has to be the fact that they will be missing their number one receiver Miles Austin. Austin is officially listed as “day-to-day” but is being considered all but out for this Monday’s game with a hamstring injury.
Another player in the ugly blue and dirty silver to be watched is Dez Bryant. Bryant can be the most dominating receiver on the field when healthy, but staying healthy has been his issue. Halfback Felix Jones is also ailing this week. As of now, it appears the Redskins are catching the Cowboys at a very opportune time. The Cowboys, much like the Giants from week one, are going to be missing a few key players and the Redskins must take advantage.
As reported previously on Riggo’s Rag, DeAngelo Hall is looking for Romo’s ribs early and often should he play. The Redskins defensive unit may also receive a boost if safety LaRon Landry can play at full speed. Landry suited up for practice today in full pads for the first time since November of last year per CSN Washington’s Ryan O’Halloran. ”Dirty 30″ expects to play Sunday and would be a welcome upgrade over current safety Reed Doughty.
Look for the Redskins to bring heavy and constant pressure against Tony Romo and a weak Dallas offensive line. The Cowboys could possibly be without four of their top position players. The only major issue as of now is whether or not Dez plays and how the Skins will attack tight end Jason Witten. Witten will no doubt be a safety valve for Romo all night and will more than likely be a target all night.
Hopefully the burgundy and gold can take advantage of the several mismatches across the Cowboy’s offensive line and protect well enough to keep DeMarcus Ware out of their own backfield. Check back on the Rag for more updates as “Dallas Week” continues. You can also follow me on twitter here.