Sports - Why the Redskins Will Prevail Against the Dallas Cowboys and Win the NFC East Title
Coach Mike Shanahan has his Washington Redskin team not only playing at a high level, but also believing they can win every time they play on Sunday. Winners of six straight games after a dismal 3-6 start, the Redskins are one win away from winning the NFC East title. Shanahan has pushed all the right coaching buttons for a team whose season seemed broken beyond repair in early November. He has both the Redskins and himself in position to put the Redskins back in the playoffs, something that has not been done since 2007.
“You’ve got to give everybody credit when credit is due,” veteran Redskins wide receiver Santana Moss said. “He’s the coach. He deserves credit.” The tandem of standout RG3 and rookie running back sensation Afred Morris are the main reasons for the Redskin’s success.
The only thing that stands in the way are the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night at FedEx Field. In his first game against the Cowboys, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin completed 19-of-27 pass attempts for 304 yards and four touchdowns in a 38-31 win on Thanksgiving. Griffin is not 100 percent, but neither are key members of the Cowboys' defense. Jay Ratliff is out with a groin injury and outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware is dealing with elbow and shoulder injuries.
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Tony Romo is having one of his finest seasons and has been very efficient in the passing game, connecting for 17 touchdowns while having only three interceptions in the next eight contests. The Washington Redskin secondary, led by CB DeAngelo Hall has to slow down one of the league’s premier receivers in Des Bryant and tight-end Jason Whiten. The Redskins must continue their punishing ground game with Alfred Morris, who has a chance to break the Redskin rookie record. The Cowboys must contain RG3, which is no easy task.
The Washington Redskin will prevail in a 24-20 win over the Dallas Cowboys and win the NFC East title. Winners of six straight games, the Redskins are a team of destiny and playing outstanding football in December. The Redskins are 1st in the league in rushing at 162.3 yds a game, while 29th in the league in pass defense. Redskins’ linebacker London Fletcher DE Ryan Kerrigan have huge games to nullify Dallas’ aerial attack. Pierre Garcon and Santana Moss will be instrumental to the Redskins win.