Washington Football Team: Five bold predictions vs. Cowboys in Week 7
By Ian Cummings
No. 1 – Washington loses on an Aldon Smith strip-sack
The Cowboys defense does present a vulnerability for the Washington Football Team to attack, but at the same time, Washington’s offense doesn’t inspire much confidence, and it’s not a guarantee that they can exploit Dallas’ defense effectively. Yes, they showed progress in Week 6, but inconsistency still prevented them from ultimately capitalizing with a win.
Additionally, Washington’s defense, while stout in the front seven, has been prone to big plays, particularly in the safety group, where tackling and coverage assignments remain a major concern. Normally, when both Washington and their opponent are looking to get back on track, it’s Washington’s opponent who succeeds, at Washington’s expense.
I think this game will be a volatile, back-and-forth affair, with both defenses give the offenses opportunities with their weak points. Washington will find themselves ahead 29-27 late, courtesy of a missed two-point attempt, but they’ll be pressed to pass after stalling into a third-and-long on their own side of the 40-yard line with a minute left.
At this moment, Kyle Allen extends a play he shouldn’t extend, and extends right into a reeling Cornelius Lucas, who’s being driven back by Cowboys sack-leader Aldon Smith. Smith catches Allen off guard, knocks the ball loose, and Trysten Hill takes the fumble to the end zone for a big-man touchdown.
So that’s how it’ll happen. Don’t bother watching, because you heard it here first.