Washington Football Team dismantles Cowboys in brutal 25-3 rout
By Ian Cummings
If this is the Washington Football Team Ron Rivera has been referencing when sharing his desire to win, then competing in the weak NFC East might not be as far-fetched as previously thought.
Ever since the season debut against the Philadelphia Eagles, the Washington Football Team has been more or less a nightmare. On offense, they haven’t been able to sustain drives, and on defense, a tendency to let by big plays has rendered them inconsistent and undependable.
Washington desperately needed a change of pace after dropping five straight games, including a disappointing defeat to the winless New York Giants. The Dallas Cowboys provided that change of pace; Washington was able to adequately attack a vulnerable team, and the results exceeded even the wildest expectations.
The Washington Football Team beat the Dallas Cowboys 25-3, and outscored Dallas 22-3 in the first half. Offensively, they managed to effectively build a cushion against a Cowboys defense that’s been known to unravel early and often this season, and on defense, Washington imposed its will with relentless pressure reminiscent of their Week 1 shellacking of the Eagles.
This was Washington’s most complete game of the year, and it may have been Washington’s best game since 2018. The standouts number almost too many to mention. Kyle Allen had a very efficient day with two touchdowns and no picks. Antonio Gibson had over 120 yards and a score. Terry McLaurin and Logan Thomas found the end zone. Cole Holcomb had a sack and a pick. Montez Sweat had 2.5 quarterback takedowns. Landon Collins forced a fumble that led to a safety.
I could go on, but the notion has been conveyed: Washington won, and not in the traditional ugly Washington fashion. The Washington Football Team dominated the Dallas Cowboys, and while Dallas came into the game in danger of domination, with their offense, defense, and coaching staff all in shambles, Washington took full advantage, just like a winning team would ideally do.
Now, Washington is 2-5, and they’re back in second place in the NFC East by virtue of a tiebreaker with the Cowboys. The Eagles rest in first place at 2-4-1, and they’ll stay there through their bye week, but all Washington needs is one more win, and a little help from their divisional opponents, and they’re back on top.
It’s crazy, right? But after Washington’s dominant Week 7 showing, we can’t rule anything out. The Washington Football Team won’t always be as lucky as they were today. But if they can stay as good, they might have a shot.