Is Cowboys’ Close Victory Over Redskins Reason To Worry?

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The Redskins-Cowboys rivalry has always been intense.

The Redskins have three Super Bowls to go along with their two NFL Championships, while Dallas has five Super Bowl wins of their own.

However, to my great delight, the Redskins have struggled greatly as of late due to the ineptness of owner Daniel Snyder, who makes Al Davis not look half bad, and general manager Vinny Cerrato, who has neglected several key positions.

The Redskins have had a repugnant offense this season. Before the Cowboys game, they had 140 points over nine games.

Dallas, however, had one of the best offenses in the league, averaging nearly 25 points per game.

For Sunday’s matchup, the Redskins offense did not have Chris Samuels, Clinton Portis, or Chris Cooley.

In other words, the Redskins’ offense was supposed to struggle against the Cowboys. They did just that.

However, what appalled this writer more was the fact that the Dallas offense, for the second week in a row, had only one touchdown.

7-6 was the final. The Dallas defense saved the day after Tony Romo made a clutch touchdown throw to Patrick Crayton.

Regardless of the fact Dallas won that game, they should be utterly disgusted with themselves for not blowing out the ‘Skins.

Why is it that Dallas was losing for three and a half quarters before they pulled out a win? They can get away with this against the Redskins, but what about other teams like the Eagles or the Giants?

What’s wrong with this offense?

The football player in me says they all failed, but the analyst in me is able to point a couple fingers and criticize those guys who need to do their jobs.

Roy Williams is still not a bust, but he is ticking me and a lot of my friends off. He missed multiple opportunities for big plays in that game. Tony Romo may not had the best pass at times, but those balls were certainly catchable, and Roy Williams did not catch them.

I still believe Williams has the ability to get on the same page with Romo and make these plays like he did in Detroit. The question is when will the chemistry click?

I can possibly give Miles Austin a break. I understand he was double covered a large amount of the time.

Austin came through in the end with four catches for 47 yards.

Could it be that the Skins were just pumped for this game because of the rivalry? Yeah, but I still think Dallas is better.

Dallas should have been pumped for this game. If I’m Jason Garrett, I want to run up the score and make the Skins realize that they belong at the bottom of the NFC East.

It didn’t happen though.

I don’t understand what happened, but it has to change. Maybe it is the playcalling. Maybe Romo needs to spend more time practicing with Williams. Or maybe the Cowboys need a swift kick in the rear.

Dallas won that game by a nose.

Now, they have they face the Raiders on Thanksgiving. Oakland is coming off a big win against the AFC North-leading Bengals.

I don’t want my turkey messed up by an anemic offensive attack.

This team has got to do better. They need to diagnose this problem and get an aggressive treatment for it before it bites them in the heel in two days.

Two days. That’s all the Cowboys have.

Should I be this worried? It is the Raiders, right? Sorry, I don’t underestimate the Raiders, and the fact is they have benched JaMarcus Russell.

If Tubby the QB was playing, I’d be a little less worried. But they are going up against Bruce Gradkowski, who is definitely an upgrade over Russell at the quarterback position.

Also, count on Austin to struggle because the Raiders have the best cornerback in the league, in my opinion, in Nnamdi Asomugha.

The guy is a textbook shutdown corner and he’ll be on Austin for sure.

Which means our main target will be Roy Williams. Uh oh!

Should Dallas fans be worried? Absolutely. My advice is for the religious one to start praying, because they’ll need all the help they can get.

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Comments
  1. Rob V.

    Lets not forget that Green Bay had the #4 defense in the NFL and I believe Washington had the #3 defense in the NFL (#1 in pass defense). Maybe, maybe we need to stop focusing on what is wrong with the Cowboys and think that maybe they just ran into two really good defenses. We all know this offense can score. They have scored 26 or more in five of their games this season. I can understand the concern if this was something that has been happening all season. Let’s wait and see what happens against the Raiders. I go by this…
    One is an Accident (Packers)
    Twice is a Trend (Skins)
    Three times is a Problem (Lets hope it doesn’t go this far)

  2. Cowboys 4 Life

    a few weeks ago I was reading all the post and all of the sudden everyone was on the RW Bandwago.Just because Romo and RW had a good game does not mean, “OMG it’s a Miracle” they got there groove back and their clicking and all the other comments I read! . I’m so not impressed with RW at all! All I saw was passes that he should have caught! He kind of reminds me of a former player that now plays with the Bills! I think Romo is being pressured to throw to him. Lets revisit last weeks Game againt the DEADSKINS how many times did Romo throw to RW and not much progress, not until he threw the ball to Mr. Smiles Austin did something good happen. RW still has some work to do.I’m not saying he is a bad player, but hes not a great player either. I’m still not impressed by the man. This game is behind them now, and all we can do is look forward to Thursday when we play the TRAIDERS on Thanksgiving. Lets hope this was a wake up call, and the Boys get their Swagger back A.S.A.P!! Let’s Get the ball to Miles more and trust me we will see a big difference!

  3. Cowboys Baby!!

    ROY IS A BUST! I AGREE WITH ABOVE POST!

  4. irvin ross jr

    YEAH I CAN SAY THAT ROY KEEPS GETTING THAT HE GONA TO CLICK GIVE IT TIME GOT DAM DUDE AINT A ROOKIE I EXPECT THAT KIND OF PLAY FROM HURD OR OLGETREE NOT BIG MONEY ROY WHO WE LET A GOOD T.O. GO FOR EVEN THO T.O. WAS A PROBLEM HE COULD CATCH THE BALL AND YEAH GREEN BAY AND THE SKINS DO HAVE GOOD DEFENSE EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE NOT DOMINATING THEY CAN STILL GET AT IT. THE RAIDERS GONA BE A GOOD CHALLENGE FOR THE BOYS DALLAS CAN PUT MILES IN THE SLOT BUT HEY CRAYTON IS NOT A PUSH OVER HE CAN GET AT IT TO MAYBE IT MIGHT BE CRAYTON TURN TO PUSH ROY TO THE SIDELINE TILL HIS BUTTERFINGERS WEARS OFF ROY CANT CATCH FOR SHIT ROMO NEED TO THROW A DAM BUS AT ROY HE MIGHT MISS THAT I CALL FOR STEVE SMITH TRADE FOR ROY WILLIAMS CAROLINA GOT A NUCLEAR WEAPON AND CAN USE HIM LET HIM COME TO DALLAS I BET ROMO AND STEVE WOULD BE A GOOD FIT JERRY. BUT RAIDERS NATION GOING TO BE PUMPED FOR THIS GAME TO BECAUSE THEY PLAY THE BOYS EVERYBODY WANT TO BEAT THE BOYS

  5. irvin ross jr

    ROY WILLIAMS NEED TO BE TRADED FOR STEVE SMITH LOOK AT THE SAINTS ARIZONA PATRIOTS GIANTS EVEN PITTSBURGH MAKING GOOD PASSING THROWS VIKINGS ON FIRE WHAT HAPPEN TO THAT 13-3 DALLAS FIRE THEY HAD NOW DALLAS MORE LIKE A HEART ATTACK GIVING OFFENSE I WANT TO SEE DOMINANCE RUNNING AND PASSING OTHER TEAMS MAKING IT LOOK SO GOOD AND AGAIN DALLAS DEFENSE IS KEEPING THEM IN GAMES IT WONT HOLD UP FOR LONGER THE DEFENSE WILL GET TIRED ROY NEED TO GO PLAY FOR THE RAMS OR BROWNS OR MAYBE ALONG SIDE T.O. IN BUFFALO

  6. Riggs

    Damn do I hate people who type in all caps..good lord…

    Cowboys got this….whats everyone freaking out about? Shut up ya flip floppers!

    • James Williamson

      Hahaha I kinda agree with you. It’s hard to read all caps for me. lol.

  7. Cowboys Rock

    “flipflopers” thats stupid. everyone is just voicing their opinion, and everyone has the right to be fustrated! Especially when your team has the capability and the ability to superbowl contenders!!!! so i think your the one who should shut up riggs.