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      Cowboys versus Redskins - now that just sounds correct.
       
      Hello friends, JimmiJo here along with THE Spaceman Spiff. Space is already on the sidelines, yucking it up with the important people. Me? I'm thinking how grateful I am for the 3-car accident on the beltway...
       
      If you cannot get up for this game, there isn't enough viagra made on earth for you. After all; the Redskins are hosting their eternal rival, the Cowboys. Winner will be sitting on top of the division, with a truckload of bragging rights.
       
      What's not to like?
       
      Well, for starters, everybody and their mom is inactive. Chris Thompson Jamison Crowder, Paul Richardson, Quinton Dunbar; all inactive. What a time to have have your top two receivers out. The chatter here in the press box is Washington should do what they can to bring in receivers - to include making a trade with the Raiders for Amari Cooper.
       
      Then there's the question of which Redskins show up? They could come out and light Dallas up. Or, post an anemic effort to suffer another embarrassing lost. Neither would surprise me.
       
      One this is for sure, the distribution in fans is something like 55-45 Redskins. Already an embarrassment. Until you consider this team has done much to earn the lack of support.
       
      Still, you have offer the finger in the middle to those fans who sold their tickets to Dallas fans. What were you thinking?
       
      Back shortly...
       
      Inactives
       
      The Redskins declared the following players as inactive:
      o   No. 10 WR Paul Richardson Jr.
      o   No. 23 CB Quinton Dunbar
      o   No. 25 RB Chris Thompson
      o   No. 30 S Troy Apke
      o   No. 55 C Casey Dunn
      o   No. 74 T Geron Christian Sr.
      o   No. 80 WR Jamison Crowder
       
      The team held a touching tribute to my friend Rich Tandler, who passed this week.
       
      Follow along in-game on Twitter @Skinscast
       
      Half
       
      Did you hear the one about the team that got chance after chance but couldn't score more than a touchdown?
      That's right; they are tied at 7 at the half and completely anemic in the second half.
       
      "Against the run of play" is a term you hear in soccer all the time. It is applicable here. It means the better team is either tied or trailing.
       
      Whoever said football was fair?
       
      Washington needs to find a way to get hot in the second half. The Dallas Cowboys are infinitely beatable today.
       
      JimmiJo
       
      How do you like them apples?
      The Washington Redskins sent them home happy today. Along the way my ulcer started bleeding, I threw up twice, and peed the chair I was sitting in.
      Up by 10 at the two-minute warning, I did not expect to be hoping for a missed field goal to avoid overtime. But there I was, crossing fingers and toes and noticibly relieved when the ball bounced off the upright to seal the win.
      A lot of things had to go right for the Dallas Cowboys to even have a shot at the end. A lot more things went right for Washington.
      The Redskins held Ezekiel Elliot to just 33-yards rushing. They forced two fumbles by Dak Prescott, one of which went for a Redskins' touchdown, and sacked him a total of four times. 
      Ryan Kerrigan had his best day of the season, sacking Prescott twice, one of which caused the fumble for the score. Preston Smith scored the touchdown off of the fumble. Jonathan Allen and and Ryan Anderson each logged a sack. DJ Swearinger hit Prescott square on the ball to cause the other fumble by Prescott.
      And then there was the offense.
      Adrian Peterson defies time and physics in what he can still do on the football field. His ability to change directions instantly, the speed he still posesses, and his ability to play through multiple injuries is astonishing. He ran for 99-yards on 24-carries with a 4.1 yard per carry average. 
      Kapri Bibbs, the other back; added just 13-yards rushing. But as a receiver he caught 4 passes for 43-yards and the first touchdown of the game.
      Josh Doctson reeled in 3-receptions for 43-yards. Jordan Reed added 43-yards on his two catches. Maurice Harris logged 2 for 22-yards.
      Alex Smith had a adequate outting. He went 14/25 for 178 yards and a touchdown for a quarterback rating of 98.1. He was sacked once.
      His obvious miss of Jeremy Sprinkle running free in the end zone is almost cause for termination. Connect on that throw and the game is much more comfortable at the end. 
      The real stars of this show were the fat guys in the trenches. The offensive line that opened highway lane-wide holes for Peterson to run through, and the defensive line that wreaked such havok all game. 
       
      But we have to thank Dallas as well for things like an illegal snap to back the field goal unit up at the end. The holding call that negated the big gain one play before the sack/fumble/score was huge. They seemed to find ways to beat themselves.
       
      Despite the above, Dallas was right there until last miss that struck the goalpost. The win was entirely too close for comfort.
       
      But now that's it's over, I sure am enjoying the win.
       
      The Redskins sit alone at the top of the division after 6-weeks. They travel to New York next week where they can continue to help themselves with a win.
       
      But just because New York currently resides in the toilet does not mean they intend to roll-over and play dead. Washington will have their hands full if they don't get more production out of the offense.
       
      That's next week though. For now, I am intent on  enjoying an excellent victory. Against the Dallas Cowboys.
       
      What's not to like?
       
      Talk soon!
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The Merged x115 Adventures Of The Fashion Police Weekly aka THE Uniform Thread

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LOL

Thanks :cheers:

I do see a lot of pink jerseys in the stands....

I mean - it couldn't hurt to try.....hell we've tried everything else....even McIntosh is playing defense.......

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Uniform combinations are turned in and approved by the league before the season begins...any team can alternate how they please depending on if they are the home or away team with the approved combinations...a team cannot just wear a combination that has not been approved...Who remembers in 2004 the burgundy socks, burgundy pants and white jersey. I loved that combo..but no1 eva spoke on the fact that this is our first year EVER being a black tape team

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The baddest uni's are the throwbacks, I always loved the spears on those helmets.

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Dude, that is hileffingarious :laugh: :cry: :laugh: :cry: :laugh: :cry: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

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How the Mother F*** do you know?

How many times has a loss come down to just not getting 1 first down or the quarterback doesnt see a defender because he was wearing green top?

Maybe this is why JC didnt see the guy on Sunday and his pass went for 7 for the eagles

First of all, no need to cuss and get all bent out of shape. You're right, I don't know what the players "see" or "don't see". And for that matter, you don't either.

There are too many factors to just say a player's green jersey blended with the field. The walls are burgundy, the stands and the sidelines are multi-colored and the goal posts are yellow. I seriously doubt the Philly CB was "camouflaged" against the grass, unless he was on his back.

If the color green had any bearing on the outcome of 1 first down or whether or not they can be seen, everyone would switch colors. JC threw the INT because he forced the ball into coverage to a receiver (TE) that was covered. That's called inexperience, not being color blind.

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Does anyone else think that the Redskins should try a black uniform with burgandy and gold trim? I think the Saints' black and gold unis are really cool and I've always been a fan of the Eagle's black and green. I think black is more intimidating and I think it would look really sweet with our colors. Maybe come back next year with a new look and attitude? :fingersx:

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I think it might look kind of Arena league but what the hell...anything to get people to buy more jerseys so Danny doesn't raise parking to $50.

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Burgundy and gold. I Don't think we should go away from those colors.

Im a big fan of when the top is burgundy. That looks intimidating enough imo. Besides the Raiders wear black , and I doubt anybody's afraid of playing them.

If they make black jerseys and sell them to the fans, why not. As long as its not worn on the field.

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saints have the ugliest unis in the NFL IMO. lets not copy anything they do.

No way dude! The black on black the saints wear is SWEET!

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Well, I disagreee with that. One thing we should copy is the ability to score points and win football games. I'd love to copy them on that!

:doh:

oh no! i prefer losing games!

youre missing the point dude.

they look like TRASH compared to us. we should be thankful we have beautiful burgundy and gold unis that are awesome. THAT was my point :)

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If we ever have 3rd jersey the should be the retro jerseys.

Retro would be sweet, like the Chargers. I just feel like I'm getting bored of our current jerseys a little bit. I like them, but I think it gets the team pumped up when they change them. I just think it would be cool if we went for some sort of statement with that, of course followed by better play. But then again, I always want the Redskins to be that underdog team from the movies. :D

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the Redskins should never have changed their uniforms to begin with. the white on white was abominable.

I personally like the burgundy jerseys and this time around I think we should start to wear our home uniforms at home for a change :)

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In three words

"HELL F**K NO"

If we ever have 3rd jersey the should be the retro jerseys.

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After the way we played in those uniforms a few years back, i don't ever want to see them again. Every time i see that jersey, i get images of Kenny Watson and Steve Spurrier. I'd rather forget those times.

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