The second Cowboys vs Redskins 2013 game couldn’t pit any two different teams against one another. Both the Cowboys and Redskins are battling quarterback frustrations, but while the Redskins want nothing more than to have the 2013 NFL season end, the Cowboys are among the many teams fighting for an NFC East wild card playoff spot. Last season Washington played the spoiler in the teams’ regular-season finale, robbing the Cowboys of the NFC East title. This year they’ll be hard pressed to repeat that role, as Washington may be the only team in the NFL more dysfunctional than Dallas. Whether you’re in the mood for rubbernecking or to see a team scratching for a wild card slot, this is one Week 16 game to keep an eye on. Watch Cowboys vs Redskins online free using one of several different tools.
Dallas stomped the Redskins last time they played, a 31-16 victory on Oct. 13. Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (RG3) threw for 246 yards in that game, so while coach Mike Shanahan’s decision to shut down RG3 for the season was already controversial, RG3’s absence from today’s Cowboys game could be especially big. Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo didn’t play well in that game, passing for only 170 yards a week after unloading for 506 against Denver.
In today’s Redskins game, Romo will have to avoid turnovers like those he had last week against the Packers if the Cowboys are to avoid another heart breaker. Frankly, though, that no-turnover mantra seems to be a regular thorn in Romo’s side, especially when the Cowboys are making a playoff push.
It’s actually in Dallas’ best interest for Romo to hand the ball to running back DeMarco Murray rather than throw it to wide receiver Dez Bryant. The Cowboys running game is solid, with Murray averaging 5.5 yards per carry for the season. Watch Cowboys vs Redskins online free to see whether the Cowboys grind it out against a Redskins team that’s giving up only 110 rushing yards per game but has lost six straight.
That’s not to say the Dallas Cowboys defense has been stellar. Dallas has dealt with a ton of injuries, which certainly hasn’t helped, but the four best players on the Cowboys defense (Brandon Carr, Orlando Scandrick, DeMarcus Ware and Jason Hatcher) have struggled for several weeks now, particularly last week against Green Bay. Bad against both the run and the pass, the Cowboys can’t have any miscues against Kirk Cousins, the Redskins starting QB in today’s Cowboys game. The Redskins may not run the zone-read with Cousins, but he’s more comfortable in the pocket and will run a lot of bootlegs to test the Cowboys defense, particularly the linebackers and corners.
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