While many of you may be relieved that the Cowboys managed to pull off the win against the Browns, there isn’t much to celebrate after Dallas put together the worst offensive first half in five years. The Cowboys’ next opponents aren’t only division rivals but have one of the most explosive offenses in football right now, the Washington Redskins. The Redskins quarterback, RGIII (Robert Griffin the Third), has established if not the best but one of the top rookie quarterback performances of all time. This past Sunday RGIII threw four touchdown passes in a dominate performance and win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
In order for the Dallas Cowboys to win, they must start off fast offensively to combat the offensive juggernaut the Redskins possess. The Redskins not only have a very athletic quarterback at their disposal, but they also have a good set of receivers, and a great running back, Alfred Morris. The tenacious Redskin’s offense may be overwhelming for the Cowboys’ defense, which gave up two touchdowns to an unimpressive Cleveland Browns offense this past game. The truth of the matter is that the Browns feeble offense should not have scored once on the Dallas Cowboys defense, but they did mainly because the Cowboys struggled to stay on the field due to early energy and motivational depletion.
In order for the Cowboys to avoid another slow start on offense Jason Garrett must allow the ball to fly and trust that Tony Romo and company will handle big plays, like he did during the Browns game. Fortunately, Garrett’s daring command on big plays worked in his favor in Sundays games, making it a key reason to the Cowboys’ successful comeback win against the Browns. With the mind set of making explosive plays and following through with them the Cowboys offense without a doubt will maintain a positive momentum that can be capable of obliterating the Redskins defense.
It’s no secret that the Washington Redskins defense is struggling this season, which should give the Cowboys the advantage and also give Jason Garrett the confidence to trust the ball in Romos hands. The Cowboys have another chance to get ahead in the NFC East and it will start this Thursday if they manage to pull off a win against the Washington Redskins. The Cowboys have had many chances to prove that they are true contenders in the NFC East, after blowing games against the Giants, Ravens, and almost the Browns, this maybe the last shot for the Dallas Cowboys to solidify their a lead.