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ES Coverage: Cowboys vs Redskins

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JimmiJo

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This is called the "I'm late as hell" write-up.

 

My name is JimmiJo and I will be joined by someone to bring you this most critical NFC East matchup between the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys.

 

My thoughts? Just because they are due a win doesn't mean Washington get one. Look at the injuries and what the Cowboys are capable of and you have to come to the conclusion that a win today is going to have be earned. And then some.

 

Then too the weather favors the team with the better running game.

Time to jam to the stadium. See you before kickoff.

 

Inactives:

CB Bashaud Breeland

TE Jeremy Sprinkle 

G Brandon Scherff

T Trent Williams

T Ty Nsekhe

C Spencer Long

WR Brian Quick

 

1st Quarter

 

Finally got to the stadium. 10-7 as I type. So far typical Redskins v Cowboys; turnovers, big plays, and lot's of fun.

 

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JimmiJo (first draft)\

 

 

 

“You’re blowing it kid!”

 

I remember Angelou Dundee yelling this at Sugar Ray Leonard in the corner during a championship fight. I felt like doing the same thing to head coach Jay Gruden tonight.

I asked him about adjustments; how and when they are done.

 

From my perch in the press box it seems like teams seem to make adjustments that the Redskins don’t seem to react well to. As a result, Washington jumps out to leads that, over the course of the game gets chipped away, then overcome, then vanquished.

 

He brought me down to earth by reminded us that because of injuries he is working with players who, in some cases, literally arrived in the last few days. The litany of injuries this past month are staggering. It is a struggle to think of a time when a team suffered so many injuries and flourished.

 

Still, this is the NFL and the teams that best accommodate injuries are the teams playing in February. And I can’t help but feeling the season is getting away from this team.

 

This is a far cry from how I was feeling just a few 2-3 weeks ago.

 

Then Washington was vying for a share of the lead in the division. Now, they sit in a firm third place and a trip to Seattle next week.

 

And more and more injuries.

 

My other observation is Kirk Cousins struggles to perform with pressure. I get that he has been dealing with a line held together with masking tape. But the difference between him and a guy like Carson Wentz last week was stark.

 

And for the first time since he became the starter, I am starting to believe it may be time to move on. It would be great to have pristine conditions where he can light it up – but that is rarely going t happen.

 

More in a bit…

 

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