There are some games that are closer than the score would indicate. Though the Washington Redskins outgained the Dallas Cowboys both rushing and passing Sunday night, the Skins fell to the Cowboys on the road 31-16 in a performance where the Dallas kick returner outgained the Cowboys total offensive effort.
Yes, it was one of those games.
As has been the case too often this season, problems on special teams, penalties and turnovers all played a big part in eventual defeat in a game by all accounts the Redskins could have stolen on the road.
The Redskins-Cowboys rivalry is one of the crown jewels of the NFL. Even in seasons where the teams aren’t particularly good the seasonal pair of matchups are usually entertaining due to the long-standing rivalry. When the teams are expected to be competitive, like this season, they make for national television viewing. [Read more...]