I must admit the season was looking pretty glum that Thursday evening back on September 4th. An offense that looked dazed, a defense that didn't look very good. A pretty convincing loss had spirits low. As Redskins fans typically do after a loss they screamed for Snyders head and Jim Zorn to go back to being a QB coach.
2 wins later things are slightly different... Slightly.
A team that looked like it was in for a 3-13 season now looks like it could be in for an 8-8 one... Or maybe better...
Two wins later there's a slightly different tune in Zorntown these days. A tune of success, a tune of possibility. A tune of- upset time.
11.5 dogs heading into Dallas this weekend. People tend to forget the Skins very nearly defeated Dallas last season in Dallas. The skins played amazing before forgetting to cover TO. They were right there before Campbell threw an interception in the end zone to seal a loss. The contest in December didn't mean anything for the Cowboys but the Skins still handled business EASILY. And as I predicted, the Cowboys went into the playoffs on cruise control and ended up stuck on cruise control, losing to the Giants in the divisional round.
A year later much has changed for the Skins. New coach, some significant new rookie additions, new ways of thinking. A new offensive scheme.
On the other hand not much has changed for the Cowboys. They're still the same old Cowboys of last year, very talented, very BIG. High expectations, as they should be. Romo, TO, Witten are possibly 3 of the best at their positions in the NFC and they all play for the same team. They should
dominate. Yeah they should, but they don't. And they ain't this week.
Skins win in a super close one. Sorry cowpokes, your going down.