Washington Redskins fans have to wait at least one more week for the return of Robert Griffin III (RG3). Rather than start tonight’s MNF game, RG3 will watch Monday Night Football live free from the sidelines, as Redskins QB Colt McCoy will get the nod against the Dallas Cowboys. Fortunately, there’s still one great QB storyline as you watch Monday Night Football online Redskins vs Cowboys free live streaming or on ESPN tonight: Tony Romo.
The Dallas Cowboys, sitting at 6-1 and atop the NFC East, won both games against Washington last season. Their first game was a blowout 31-16 win in mid October, though the second game on Dec. 22 was a much closer 24-23 victory.
In that game, Romo threw a 10-yard touchdown pass on fourth down to running back DeMarco Murray with 1:08 remaining. That game setup a winner-take-all regular-season finale against the Philadelphia Eagles for the NFC East title.
Romo and Murray have since become the darlings of the 2014 NFL season. Murray leads all running backs with 913 rushing yards and 7 touchdowns through seven weeks, anchoring the Cowboys’ league-leading ground game. As you watch Monday Night Football online free tonight, keep an eye on Romo too, who’s proven clutch this season on his way to 1,789 yards on 148-214 passing and 14 TDs.
The Redskins have a better pass defense than their 2-5 record would indicate. The 218.6 passing yards Washington allows per game is sixth in the league, while their 321.9 total yards ranks seventh. Last Sunday they held the Tennessee Titans to 233 total yards in thei 19-17 win, including just 160 in the air. But that was against QB Charlie Whitehurst, not Tony Romo.
If all goes as predicted, Romo and Murray will lead the Cowboys to a 7-1 record and make it three wins in a row against the Redskins. Here are the key details as you prepare to watch Monday Night Football online Redskins vs Cowboys free live streaming. Tonight’s Redskins / Cowboys MNF game is also on TV on ESPN.
- Kickoff for Redskins vs Cowboys Monday Night Football: 8:30pm EST / 5:30pm PST
- Stadium: AT&T Stadium (the Dallas Cowboys are the home team)
- Who’s favored / point spread for tonight’s MNF Redskins vs Cowboys game: Dallas is a 9-point favorite
- Live stream on ESPN here
- Watch live online on DirecTV: here (requires NFL Sunday Ticket with MAX)