Guess what? At 1-5, the Washington Football Team is still statistically in the NFC East race.
I say “statistically” for a reason; watching the Washington Football Team over the past five weeks, no one would actually believe that they’re in contention for anything except the No. 1 overall pick.
Even if Washington somehow manages to win the division, lasting playoff success is unlikely. Not only that, but making the playoffs could get them into a Bruce Allen, “We’re close” type of purgatory.
For a moment, it looked like Ron Rivera would be forced to abandon the notion his team might win in 2020. But teams like the Dallas Cowboys are intent on keeping the ruse alive for as long as possible.
The Cowboys lead the division, and this week, they have the opportunity to beat the Washington Football Team by either winning or losing their first matchup. But enough about the implications: On a win-at-all-costs plane, how does Washington stack up against the 2020 Cowboys?