Every week we ask all of The Landry Hat writers to submit their predictions for the upcoming game and their reasons why. This week, we asked our experts for their opinion on the Dallas Cowboys vs. Washington Redskins Monday night game.
Steven Mullenax, Editor & Head Writer: The Redskins are hot right now. But I see the Cowboys defense cooling them off this week. If Romo and the receiving corps can put up a decent game, then we put them away at home. And somebody call Felix Jones and ask him for our running game back. Cowboys over the Redskins, 28-17.
Nathan Maxfield, Staff Writer: The Cowboys are battered and beaten for their home opener against the hated Washington Redskins on Monday Night Football. The Redskins come in healthy and at 2-0 but obviously from the line Vegas does not respect them at all. Unfortunately I have to disagree with Vegas this week. I just don’t think the Cowboys are healthy enough to win this week. I say the Redskins 24 the Cowboys 17.
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Ashley Bolton, Staff Writer: I believe all rest on Romo, I know Kitna is a decent backup but lets be real without Romo it will be very difficult to win. However I believe that Romo will play as will Jones and Bryant. So with that being said I see another gutsy effort from Romo and the Cowboys getting the win. 24-14!
Robert Diton, Staff Writer: The Cowboys are decimated by injuries and the Redskins are sitting at 2-0. Rex Grossman has lit up the Cowboys and home-field advantage hasn’t always been an ‘advantage’ for America’s Team. However, with this bitter rivalry, you’re better off expecting the unexpected. Final Score Cowboys 31, Redskins 24
Greg Bailey, Staff Writer: With all the injuries and all the hype of Romo’s legend, I find myself with a close game with the Cowboys putting another TD on the board before time expires. The score will not look as close as the game really is. Redskins 20, Cowboys 34
Seth Jones, Staff Writer: Rex Grossman will play well beyond his ability level and lead the Redskins to an astonishing 17 points. The Cowboys will sputter on offense for a while but several big pass plays will yield them nice passing yardage. The Cowboys will win 24-17.
Artie Cappello, Staff Writer: For the second week in a row the Dallas Cowboys will be playing an old rival. The difference is the Washington Redskins are in our division so even though the rivalry isn’t as prominent as it once was, it’s still strategically important. A Cowboys loss here means Redskins 3 and 0, 2 and 0 in the division while we fall to 1 and 2, 0 and 1 in the division. Tough ground to make up to start a season. Because of this, I think Tony Romo plays (if he can breath) even though DeAngelo Hall will try and break the rest of his ribs. If I’m being optimistic, I expect Rex Grossman to fall back to earth and throw a couple pics Monday night and Dallas to discover their running game. If I’m being pessimistic…. well–I think I’ll stick with optimistic. Cowboys 20, Redskins 14