Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Oh how I loved the Redskins-Cowboys game last night!

This post has nothing, at all, to do with reprographics!

Oh how I loved the Redskins-Cowboys game last night!

Prior to watching the game, I read several articles about how badly the Cowboys were going to beat up the Redskins and about how the Redskins wouldn’t stand a chance in hell of beating the Cowboys.  I also read up on how marvelous, if not invincible, the Cowboys offensive line was.

But, when you are a Redskins fan, like I am, you “never say never.”

Turns out, I got the last laugh last night!  Skins 20 – Cowboys 17.

(from the Washington Post, on-line, 10/28/14)
ARLINGTON, Tex. — A third-string quarterback, a rookie cornerback and a fierce defensive stand combined to pull off a stunning upset in one of the NFL’s more storied rivalries Monday night, as Washington toppled the heavily favored Dallas Cowboys on their home turf, 20-17, in overtime.

Quarterback Colt McCoy was as cool as they come in overtime, not missing a throw as he marched Washington downfield on five completions to Pierre Garcon, Jordan Reed and DeSean Jackson. Kai Forbath capped the drive with a 40-yard field goal that supplied the crucial margin.

But Dallas still had a chance to win the game under overtime rules. Its three-time Pro Bowl quarterback Tony Romo, who had been forced out in the third quarter by a bone-jarring sack, had re-entered the lineup for late-game heroics. They didn’t materialize, with rookie Bashaud Breeland batting away Romo’s final throw and bringing the game to its improbable end.

With it, Washington (3-5) won back-to-back games for the first time since the close of the 2012 regular season and snapped the Cowboys’ six-game winning streak. Washington also got its first victory in the NFC East since December 2012.

The notion that the Redskins could actually beat Dallas (6-2) drew laughter Sunday from a CBS NFL Today crew that included football luminaries Bill Cowher, Boomer Esiason and Tony Gonzalez. The entire panel of experts in ESPN’s Monday night pregame show picked against the Redskins.

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