Instant Analysis – Cowboys lead Redskins at halftime 14-6

Redskins vs. Cowboys

Oct 13, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) runs with the ball

Redskins vs. Cowboys - 1st Half analysis.

First Quarter:

  • The Cowboys drove the field on the opening possession, and had no trouble going up 7-0.  The Redskins defense had more missed tackles on the drive.
  • The Redskins started the game in a no-huddle offense and had some success, as the Redskins drove to the red zone.  However, a missed block by Will Montgomery led to a 4th and 1 and the Redskins kicked a field goal by Forbath.
  • The defenses are taking control of the game, as both offenses are having drives stalled.
  • Rookie TE Jordan Reed is having some success early for the Redskins, and has shown no issue with his thigh injury.
  • RGIII is getting multiple receivers involved on the offense, and the offense looks good, but they need to sustain drives.
 

Second Quarter:

  • RGIII is looking as mobile as he has so far this season.  He has been scrambling well and is showing good mobility in the pocket.
  • However, besides Griffin’s scrambles, the Redskins running game is not having much success.  It seems the way Alfred Morris had so much success last season, the Cowboys have made it a point to stop him this time..
  • DeMarco Murray has left the game with a leg injury.  This could a big blow to the Cowboys offense, but we’ll see just how much as the game unfolds.
  • DeMarcus Ware has also gone out with an injury, it’s unknown if he’ll return.
  • The Cowboys get a punt return for a touchdown, after a penalty on the Redskins forced a re-kick.  That was a major turn of events, as the first punt had pinned the Cowboys deep.
  • Terrible time management on the last drive by the Redskins.  Should have used a timeout.
  • The redskins end up with a field goal and go in at halftime down 14-6.

Special teams spark the Cowboys to 31-16 win over the Redskins

Topics: Redskins Vs. Cowboys, Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

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