Back at the start of the season, few — if anybody — would’ve expected that this matchup between the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys to have so little riding on it. The Cowboys had Super Bowl aspirations, and the Redskins thought that they’d be in the playoff hunt under the direction of Mike Shanahan.
IRVING, Texas – Final score aside, this Sunday the Cowboys’ defense would like a repeat of their first meeting with the Redskins 14 weeks ago. In a 13-7 loss, they held Washington to six offensive points, 250 yards and only 3-of-13 third down conversions. In hindsight, the defense’s first performance of the season turned out to be one of their best.
Tim Cowlishaw, columnist for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, stopped by to chat and answers questions on Wednesday. Here are some of the interesting things he had to say:
IRVING, Texas – As if the Cowboys aren’t hurting enough at wide receiver as it is, having lost Dez Bryant for the season two weeks ago with a broken fibula. And then his replacement, Kevin Ogletree, played in one game before suffering a season-ending toe injury himself.