Despite their dearth of recent success, all eyes will be on the Cowboys. For the karma and the drama, for better or worse, they are America’s team. Mostly for worse. Just watch on Sunday.
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.