If Washington Redskins fans are gleeful and giddy because their team plays a divisional foe that has already locked up home-field advantage in the NFC playoffs and might sit most of its best players, think again. You are smoking the wacky tobacco if you think this game is a lock and you’re in the playoffs. In fact, this game Sunday actually has me pretty pumped up. We’ll get to see a few second-team players beat the living hell out of the Deadskins.
The Dallas Cowboys game this Sunday in Washington is critical for many reasons. First, the Cowboys have to start strong, which is going to be very important since some players may not play the entire game. Dallas has had a difficult time coming out of the gates with force this season. Sunday, the team must explode on the Deadskins. Secondly, I would like to see the second-string players come in and shove it down the Deadskins throats. Thirdly, the return of Terry Glenn brings much excitement to the offense. If he looks good in this first game, opposing teams, including the Cheatriots, will be biting their nails. Terrell Owens will be back healthy for the first playoff game, naysayers. Be concerned.
If anyone thinks Dallas is going to sit and roll over to allow the Deadskins into the playoffs, you are INSANE! Nothing of the such is going to occur. Just read the lips of head coach Wade Phillips:
“But we have something to play for. We play to beat the team we’re playing. We play for pride. We play for our fans. We play for family, coaches. Integrity of the game – that I’m going to go out there and play the best I can play and do the best I can to win every game. So that’s the way I’m approaching the game.”
The Cowboys have A LOT to play for Sunday. We have a win to play for Sunday. We have a 14-2 season to play for Sunday. There is no way in hell we are going to allow the nemesis in our division to make it to the playoffs so they can lose in the first round, which we all know the Deadskins will do. Deadskins fans, grow up! You’ve got to get past the Cowboys to make it to the playoffs, and your winning percentage against America’s Team over the past 10 years isn’t that good, is it?
Dallas 24 Deadskins 10