The Landry Hat goes behind enemy lines to ask Riggo’s Rag five questions about the Washington Redskins and their upcoming matchup with the Dallas Cowboys.
One of the great things about covering the Dallas Cowboys for a sports network like FanSided is our access to other site experts about their respective teams. One of those sites, Riggo’s Rag, covers the Cowboys next opponent, the Washington Redskins.
#1. Can you summarize for us the Washington Redskins performance so far this season?
IC: It’s been an interesting season for Washington. But what else is new? There hasn’t been a game that the team wasn’t competitive in, but they have been a bit inconsistent when it comes to closing out games.
Against the 49ers, they were up 17-0 before blowing that lead and nearly losing. And against the Chiefs, they rocketed out to a 10-0 lead before stalling and letting Kansas City overtake them. It’s been a frustrating trend. And with the injuries mounting, it’ll only get worse.
The Redskins have the look of a playoff team. Or at least they did. Their three losses have come at the hands of arguably the two best teams in the nation in the Chiefs and the Eagles. And in their first two losses, they were down by less than a score with two minutes to go, and they had the ball.
For the Redskins, it isn’t a matter of competing. It’s a matter of closing out games. Championship teams play all four quarters. And while we’ve seen spurts of greatness from this Redskins team, they’re still too inconsistent to breach the top tier.
They’re certainly improved from 2016. But in case you haven’t seen the injury report for Week 8 yet, dozens of players are injured, and a considerable amount of starters will be out for the foreseeable future. Six weeks in, we still don’t know what to think of this team. The depth of this team will truly be tested in the coming weeks. And in that stretch, we’ll find out if they’re for real.