Not only will Washington finish in the division cellar for a franchise-record fifth time in six seasons, it’s doing so in the NFC East, the second-worst of the NFL’s eight quartets. Only the absolutely awful AFC North, whose four teams are a staggering 16 games under .500, is worse than the NFC East, which is eight games below even.
When the Redskins scored 17 straight points to take a 23-14 lead on the archrival Cowboys you knew they were going to blow it.
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.