Here are five things of note — magic or otherwise — from the Redskins loss Sunday to the Cowboys.
There is no excuse for Mike Shanahan not going for two with his team up by five. With the Redskins losing by a single point, this coaching whiff proved to be a game-changing mistake.
Tony Romo threw a touchdown pass to DeMarco Murray on fourth down with 1:08 remaining, giving the Cowboys a 24-23 win over the Redskins and setting up a winner-take-all regular season finale against the Eagles next week.
This is the live blog for Redskins vs. Cowboys from a damp, dreary, but very warm FedEx Field as Washington hopes to spoil Dallas’ playoff hopes.
The Washington Redskins will have Darrel Young in the lineup Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys despite a nagging hamstring injury.
Jerry Jones is expected to fire Jason Garrett and the Cowboys coaching staff unless Dallas wins the NFC East and makes the playoffs according to a report.
Sunday’s Redskins-Cowboys rivalry game won’t have any of the drama of last year’s showdown for the NFC East title, but for seven of the nine pre-Shanahan Era Redskins, it could be their final game in Washington as a member of the team.
Anthony Armstrong has the perspective of having played for each team in the longstanding Redskins-Cowboys rivalry. With the two facing off this weekend, he made note of fan tendencies from each fanbase, which seem to support the stereotypes.
You’re doing it for all of those fans in the past, who have died just a little bit on the inside, following a loss.
The endless genius of the NFL can’t be completely quantified. But part of pro football’s popularity is burning its image in our culture and our consciousness. While baseball and basketball have their July 4 and Christmas brands, they are afterthoughts, or leftovers, compared to the NFL’s hallmark roll call.