This is a must win for both teams. The Redskins lose and their out.
When the Redskins have the ball…
The Redskins must win first downs. 2nd and short beats 2nd and long any day of the week.
The Redskins must cut down on penalties. 13 penalties, the total from last week, is just players beating themselves.
The Redskins will need to run the ball better than they did against the Eagles. They need to keep it between the tackles. The option isn’t going to work except in spots as the Dallas defense is pretty quick.
Receivers need to get open. In the second half, as I mentioned before, it was the RGIII & Alfred ‘Bull’ Morris show. Other guys on offense are going to need to step up.
Control the clock. The first quarters of Sunday’s game against the Eagles saw the Eagles control the clock for something like 12 minutes. This canot continue as the drives the Eagles couldn’t finish, the Cowboys will.
When the Cowboys have the ball…
The Redskins must cover Dez Bryant. Dez was the one who killed us on a 3rd and 20 last year.
Pass rush. The Redskins need to put pressure on Romo to make him try and make off balance throws.
This is good news for the Redskins as they get set to play the Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day.
Considering how well the Redskins defense played against the Eagles on Sunday, the loss of Smith will affect the game more. Do the Cowboys leave Witten in to max protect on the left side or do they run a two tight end set most of the day to give Parnell help? How will the Redskins attack Parnell? These are a few of the questions surrounding this game because of Smith’s absence.
Most importantly, thank God the Redskins/Cowboys game is back on Thanksgiving Day.
Jerry Jones is hopping mad over the salary cap penalty imposed by the league. The league may have told the Cowboys and Redskins not to rearrange salary during the uncapped year but, then why did the league approve the respective teams contracts?
As the Cowboys and Redskins explore all their options in fighting back against the NFL’s decision to dock them salary cap space for spending heavily during the uncapped year, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is making one thing clear: He thinks everything his team did during that uncapped 2010 season was fair game.
Jones told the Dallas Morning News that while he doesn’t want to get into the specifics of how he might fight the NFL’s discipline, he doesn’t see how the NFL can say now that the Cowboys deserve punishment when the NFL allowed all of the Cowboys’ contracts to go through at the time.