Intriguing Game- Week 12
Washington Redskins (6-3-1) at Dallas Cowboys (9-1)
Redskins: Let’s not overlook them, but the Redskins have played some good football over the last month or so ever since tying with the Bengals in London and let’s not also forget that this is the team that won the division last year. Last week, I was impressed with how they were able to beat a Green Bay Packers team that was expected to get back on track and they outplayed them in every phase of the game. I think the biggest thing I took away was how they grabbed the lead and never let go of it because that’s been one of their biggest issues this year and I pointed that out prior to the game last week. That’s a big win for them and I know the Packers have struggled but when you can outplay a guy like Aaron Rodgers it definitely stands out. They’ve been quietly one of the better teams in the NFC and they’ll travel to JerryWorld for a Thanksgiving Day tilt with the red-hot Dallas Cowboys on Thursday.
Cowboys: Nine wins. 9-1 and I already told you everything that happened since their last loss in September but we might as well recap since we are here. Kevin Garnett announced his retirement, the NBA season started and the Cubs snapped their World Series drought. Everybody has been complaining about the Cowboys schedule, but you play who you play. Their three most impressive wins were against the Packers at Lambeau which is a really tough place to play, the thriller in Pittsburgh and last week against a tough Ravens defense that they wore down. Whoever thought they’d be in this position right now being led by a rookie quarterback and running back stealing the show. They’ll look to win ten in a row with a bitter rival in town Thursday afternoon.
Redskins Player To Watch: Robert Kelley– He’s a rookie running back that’s had a nice impact on the Redskins offense. He’s a 5’10, 227 pound back that can move very well in space and between the tackles. He had a big game against the Packers last week and he’ll need to be involved early.
Cowboys Player To Watch: Byron Jones– He was drafted as a cornerback in 2015 out of UCONN and has made the position change to safety. Byron is one of the few corners that can defend tight ends and Washington has one of the best in Jordan Reed.
Prediction: When these two met in week two, Kirk Cousins threw a costly interception that gave Dallas the win. Ten weeks later, they meet once again on Turkey day. This will be the first team that has seen Prescott and Elliott twice. I like the Redskins on the road in this one. Redskins 31 Cowboys 28