Washington Football Team has best first half in two years vs. Cowboys
By Ian Cummings
We knew Dallas was vulnerable heading into the Washington Football Team’s Week 7 matchup with the Cowboys, but their performance so far has offered a whole new perspective.
The Washington Football Team‘s Week 7 draw against the 2-4 Dallas Cowboys had the feel of a volatile game. Washington came into the game with an underperforming offense and an inconsistent defense, while Dallas came into the game with a reeling offense and a historically bad defense.
The factors seemed to be adding up for a close, if not confusing showdown, but Washington ended up having something much different in mind. At the half, Washington leads the Cowboys by a score of 22-3, and they just completed what might have been their best half of football since 2018.
It would be easier to say what hasn’t gone right for the Washington Football Team, since that list is far shorter than the contrary. Washington has clicked on offense, with both Kyle Allen and Antonio Gibson playing very well. Allen tossed two touchdowns to Logan Thomas and Terry McLaurin respectively, again touting his ability to extend plays as a perk at the quarterback position.
On defense, Washington has been just as proactive when it comes to making plays. They made an early impression with a safety, spawned by a Landon Collins blitz sack, and all throughout the half, they prevented Andy Dalton and the Dallas offense from getting any momentum. On one particularly striking third down, Cole Holcomb blitzed the quarterback and knocked Ezekiel Elliott into another dimension before sharing a sack with Jonathan Allen. He’d later get his first career interception, keeping Dallas from scoring at the end of the half.
In short, it’s been a great, great game for the Washington Football Team so far. Expanding a bit, this could be Washington’s best half of football since 2018. It’s important not to get lost in the noise; the fact of the matter is, the Cowboys’ defense has legitimately been one of the worst in history this year, and it’s clear that the Cowboys’ players are already quitting on their coaches. But Washington has taken advantage in stellar fashion, and they’re on their way to somehow getting back in the NFC East race.
There’s still two quarters of football left to play, but early on, Washington has dominated the Cowboys, and they have a strong grip on the momentum in this one. Will they double their win total, and launch back into the playoff conversation, against all odds? We’ll have confirmation within a couple hours.