Posts Tagged ‘Dallas Cowboys

14
Sep
10

Hold Your Horses, Cowboys!

By Ben Linton

The Washington Redskins were able to take advantage of numerous errors by the Dallas Cowboys and played strong defense en route to a 13-7 victory Sunday Night. The Redskins won the debut of the Shanahan-McNabb era when Dallas Cowboys Tackle Alex Barron held Brian Orakpo on the final play of regulation, ruling out a touchdown pass from Tony Romo to Roy Williams. Here’s the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly from Week 1:

Good:

1. At the end of the first half, DeAngelo Hall made a game-changing play by stripping running back Tashard Choice and taking it to the house. It put Washington up 10-0 at the end of the first half and gave them huge momentum heading into the second half.

2. Any time you hold Tony Romo, Miles Austin, Jason Witten, Marion Barber, Felix Jones, Roy Williams, and Dez Bryant to 7 points, that’s a job well done. Game ball goes to the defense for sure for winning this one.

Bad:

1. In his debut in the Burgundy and Gold, Donovan McNabb was not very sharp. He did not play bad enough to lose the game or hurt his team. But 15 of 32 passing for a 63.4 QB rating is not going to get it done. McNabb threw numerous passes that were too low for intended recievers. He did do a job of spreading the ball to playmakers though (Cooley and Moss 6 catches each.)

Ugly:

1. After the Cowboys jumped offsides on a Graham Gano field goal, the Redskins had a perfect opportunity to score and put the Cowboys in a hole at either 17-0 or 13-0. Instead, the offense stalled at the goal line, running a fade to Anthony Armstrong on 2nd and 3rd down from the Dallas 5 yard line. Both passes were incomplete, and Josh Bidwell did his best Tony Romo impersonation on a botched hold, resulting in zero points for the Skins.

Any time you can win on opening day, there is reason for optimism. The offense must improve but the defense looked great. Beating your rival is always great, especially when they were division champs last year. For now the Skins need to take it one game at a time, starting with a home game against the Texans next week.

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29
Dec
09

Finishing with a Thud

By Ben Linton

Following a 17-0 loss to rival Dallas, the Washington Redskins are scratching their heads wondering what exactly is going on. The past two weeks Washington has had home games on National Television against division rivals, and fell flat losing by a combined score of 62-12 (ouch). Some may wonder where the team was a few weeks ago that gave a much better effort, but with one game remaining most of these players are just ready for this disaster to be over. Whereas the Ravens wish there were more games to solidify a playoff spot, the Redskins can’t wait for this one to be over. No good, bad, and ugly this week. It was pretty much all bad if you ask me. This tragedy will be over this Sunday at 4:15 in San Diego.

23
Nov
09

A Big L in Big D

By Ben Linton

Tired of all these losing posts on All Metro Sports World? Well, sadly we as fans and bloggers have no control on the outcomes of these games but we must report them. Today, the Washington Redskins, a newly energized and revitalized team headed into Dallas today and suffered a demoralizing 7-6 loss that probably will sink them further down into the abyss then they were after losses to the Lions, Chiefs, and Panthers. Times Three. Here’s the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly from Week 11.

Good

1. After showing signs of giving up big plays the past couple weeks, the Washington did a good job of limiting all the Cowboys weapons to minimum gains. The longest play the Cowboys had from scrimmage was 23 yards.

2. Jason Campbell was incredible with his third down passing, Get this: Campbell was 12 for 12 for 150 yards and seven first downs on third down alone. Forget what bad things you may have to say about Campbell, he came to play today.

Bad

1. The Washington Run Defense was definitely hurt by the loss of big Albert Hanyesworth in the middle, as Dallas could seemingly run the ball at its own will against Cornelius Griffin and Kedric Golston. The Cowboys ended up with 153 yards on the ground, 99 of which came from Marion Barber.

2. It seems as if on every Redskin drive this game, they would go one step forward, two steps back. Every time Washington makes a big play on offense they usually follow it with a turnover or a negative play or a penalty. This can’t happen, and thats why they didn’t get into the endzone today.

Ugly

1. Got Kickers? Shaun Suisham missed a 39 yarder at the end of the second half that could have put the Redskins up 6-0 and given them huge momentum. Then he missed a 50 yarder in the fourth quarter that would have given the Skins a 9-0, two possession lead. By the way Dallas was playing on offense, I’m pretty sure if he made that kick Washington would have won the game.

2. This is just a slap in the face, but Dallas pretty much played the worst game they could possibly play and still won. They gave the Skins numerous opportunities (two dropped INTs) but Washington failed to put the Cowboys away.

Next the Skins head to Philadelphia to face the Eagles in another tough NFC East matchup. Expect another slugfest.

24
Aug
09

Jerry Jones FAIL!

screen

By Jesse Jones

Okay, seriously this just cracks me up.  The other day in warm-ups of the Titans vs Cowboys game, Titans backup punter A.J. Trapasso was hitting the big screen in the middle of the new Cowboys’ stadium.  Then, when the punts actually mattered, he did it again!  Not only did the backup punter hit the screen, but the starting punter Hentrich also hit the screen during warm-ups.  I would say if it happened once that this was a fluke, but it happened numerous times.

I mean, how funny does this get?!  Jerry Jones spent millions having this enormous, state-of-the-art stadium for his franchise, and he gets something wrong!!!  And then he goes and tries to say that the punters were aiming for the screen.  Why would you ruin a punt when you are fighting to become the starter??  Come on Jerry, think!  Looks like you might just have to spend a few more thousands to get the screen lifted…whoops!

Somebody just needs to put this on the FAIL Blog on YouTube or something because this is just great.




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