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Dallas Cowboys Vs. Washington Redskins: 5 Bold Predictions

In the 1996 classic Tin Cup amateur golfer Roy McAvoy finds himself playing in one of golf’s most historic, and most democratic, golf tournaments… The U.S. Open.

He experiences many ups and downs throughout the four day event, finding himself in serious contention on the 18th hole on the final day. Pretty cool, right?

The thing about that 18th hole is that every day that he plays it… he comes up short. It takes a strong 453 yards to get on the green in two, crossing some serious water in the process, and Roy McAvoy is a go-for-it type of guy. He doesn’t play to punt.

All three times that he plays 18 before the final day he comes up short and lands in the water. Each day he comes a little bit closer… ultimately going swimming every time.

On the final day of the tournament Roy is on 18 with a chance to play it safe and win the tournament… The U.S. Freaking Open! He decides to go for the green in two anyway. He crosses the water and it seems like he’s done it! Unfortunately the 18th green is a particularly slopey one, and Roy’s ball rolls back off of it into the water.

Roy, his family, the broadcasters, and fans everywhere are all devastated… but there’s hope! Roy can still save par, tie this thing up, and force a playoff for a chance to still win.

He goes for it. Again.

Splash.

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At this point Roy has now lost the U.S. Open. Everyone around him is questioning his ignorance, begging him to just lay up so he can finish this thing and save some of his dignity.

Roy goes for it again.

And again.

And again.

All wet.

Complete and utter humiliation starts to set in.

Roy asks his caddie for another ball so that he can go for it again, and he’s informed that this is the last one that he has in the bag. If he sinks this one he won’t be able to finish the hole and will be disqualified. The pressure is on this swing more than any other.

Thanks to all of the shots that he’s put in the water and subsequent drops… Roy is dropping 11 and hitting his 12th shot at this point. Twelfth.

235yds in 12

I watch this clip before every round, I don’t play for second!

Roy sinks it for one of the greatest moments in golf, more specifically movie, history! The crowd is equally stunned and jubilant as Roy raises his club in victory.

The beautiful sound of the ball falling into the cup gives him a 12 on the hole. A 12!

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Roy gets to the green, pulls the ball out of the hole, and tosses it in the water. Victory.

He finds his girlfriend Molly in the frenzy and starts to realize how idiotic what he just did is. He’s in a daze as she throws her arms around him. He grits his teeth and says, “I just made a 12 on the last hole of the U.S. Open!” Molly responds with the attitude that every golfer has at heart.

“You sure did. It was the greatest 12 of all time. No one’s going to remember the Open 10 years from now, who won… but they’ll remember your 12! My God, Roy… Well, it’s immortal!”

Roy embraces the epic-ness of it all as his bitter rival walks by, shakes his hand, and gives us the inspiration for today’s 5 Bold Predictions.

“I gotta hand it to you. When you go down, you go down in flames.”

Welcome to the season finale of my Bold Predictions. We’ve just dropped our own 11 and are on our way to a potential 12 just like Roy. Let’s go down in flames.


Darren McFadden Will Throw A Touchdown

The pomp and circumstance surrounding Darren McFadden is that he’s three yards away from 1,000 on the season. Who would have thought?

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Run DMC has been running all over opposing defenses since late October, but in the 2015 swan song he’s going to throw a touchdown!

I’ve called for McFadden to throw a pass in these Bold Predictions before, but I’m adding some spice to it with the touchdown element.

Darren has thrown passes before during his time as both an Arkansas Razorback and Oakland Raider. He’ll add “Dallas Cowboys thrower” to his resume Sunday afternoon.

The Dallas Cowboys Will Run A Surprise Onside Kick

The flames are getting going good and high!

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It’s the last game of the season and that means you’ve gotta pull out all of the stops, right Coach Garrett?

Week 17 is always weird for teams officially eliminated from the playoffs, thankfully a feeling Cowboys fans are unfamiliar with, and typically we see some crazy stuff.

I can see it now. Dan Bailey runs out, in all his glory, and gives the perfect (shocker) surprise onside kick. Devin Street recovers, everyone celebrates, and Coach Garrett hugs everyone around him. Bliss.

Byron Jones Will Return An Interception For A Touchdown

The greatest thing that 2015 gave us was undeniably Byron Jones.

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This dude is a real deal and the total package when it comes to playing, almost any position really, in the secondary.

Sure he had moments where he got burnt, but we can attribute those to rookie growing pains. Byron has been one of the most consistent and versatile players at Rod Marinelli’s disposal.

I’ve boldly, and ultimately incorrectly, predicted that he’d get an interception before. We’re kicking things up a gear for the finale.

Byron is going to not only get the pick this week, but he’s going to show off his athleticism when he takes it all the way back to the house! He’ll probably have the most polite celebration ever as Byron Jones can do no wrong.

Cole Beasley Will Cause A Fumble

You read that right!

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Imagine a world where Kellen Moore is quarterback. This is a place filled with interception after interception. It’s a scary world.

The odds are pretty high that Kellen Moore will throw it to someone wearing a different jersey than his tomorrow. It’s what happens after that that’s going to shock folks.

A random Redskin is going to be bringing this thing back, trying to cut his way back and forth, and then BAM! He’s going to get blown up by Cole Beasley… jarring the ball loose.

Cole Beasley can do anything. Even cause fumbles. Believe it.

Randy Gregory Will Get His First, Second, And Third Sacks

Every Dallas Cowboys fan has their minds already locked and loaded on 2016. This season was never meant to be and this final game is just a formality that we have to go through.

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There are a lot of exciting things about this team looking towards next season, and Randy Gregory is one of them. He has yet to record a sack, but to be fair rookie pass rushers don’t exactly set the world on fire.

Randy is going to be a big part of what the Cowboys want to do defensively in the future, and he’s going to have a game that proves it.

Considering that Washington will likely be resting a lot of their starters and that the Cowboys will be giving some deeper members of the roster more playing time… Gregory is going to get some opportunities. He’s also going to get them against some inferior competition.

Look for Randy to lasso in a hat trick of sacks as we set sail towards 2016 on Sunday.


It’s been my absolute privilege to write these Bold Predictions every week throughout the 2015 season. I hope that you’ve enjoyed them even a fraction as much as I have.

Onward to 2016!


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What are your BOLD Predictions for the season finale? Let me know! Comment below, Email me at Roel.Ochoa.Jr@Gmail.com, or Tweet to me at @rjochoa!

Tell us what you think about “Dallas Cowboys Vs. Washington Redskins: 5 Bold Predictions” in the comments below. You can also email me at RJ.Ochoa@SlantSports.com, or Tweet to me at @RJOchoa!

RJ Ochoa

I like long walks on the beach, mystery novels, no just kidding those suck. The Dallas Cowboys were put on this earth for us all to love and appreciate. I do that 24/7/365. I also love chicken parmesan. Let's roll. @RJOchoa if you wanna shout!

5 Comments
  • George Johnson

    You said Kellen Moore is likely to throw an interception as if this is standard for him. Just for the record Kellen Moore almost set a new NCAA four year career record for fewest interceptions. So his lack of throwing velocity didn't seem to cause interceptions in college. Kellen Moore is known for his accuracy, so this is another reason why he is not likely to throw interceptions. Throwing the two interceptions in the NY Jets game were bone head throws since the safety came across in front of the pass. This is a no no for a good QB. This was very uncharacteristic for Kellen Moore so I expected him to get better in the next game and he did. He threw one interception that was caused by him throwing a little behind the receiver and the receiver reaching back and knocking the ball in the air. This lack of accuracy is again uncharacteristic for Kellen Moore. Kellen Moore is likely to throw zero or at the most one interception in the Redskins game. His lack of a strong arm has not been much of a factor so far in his play which is a very good sign because this is the knock on Kellen Moore. The things he has done wrong are his strengths and he will likely get them corrected with more play and experience such as accuracy, interceptions and not throwing touchdowns.

  • George Johnson

    I will give you a bold prediction. Kellen Moore is likely to have 250 yards or more, two touchdowns, no more than one interception and a high QB rating. He has shown signs of being able to do this in his previous six and one half quarters and he is very consistent and has not had a bad game his whole career starting in high school. I wouldn't be surprised a bit if he had that type of game against the Redskins. He has also played like that in preseason games. All I really want is for him to continue to improve,develop and get starting experience. This will put him in a good position to compete for the 2nd team QB position in 2016.

  • http://wmscradio.com/show/upon-further-review/ Sean Martin

    Darren McFadden throws a touchdown to…wait for it…Robert Turbin. Cue flames.

  • Ronald Dulaney

    I agree with George Johnson. With this second week of practice with the first team I think Killen will have found a rhythm with his receivers and will have a break out game with at least two touchdowns, no interceptions and quarterback rating above 110. It's time for the southpaw surgeon to sew it up. Go Kellen! Go Cowboys!

  • http://Google%20+ Ronald Dulaney

    Right on, George Johnson! It's time for the southpaw surgeon to sew it up! I think Kellen has had enough time now to find a rhythm with his receivers and will throw at least two TDs with no interceptions and the QBR of at least 110! (And,yes, pot is legal in Oregon but I don't partake. I'm just naturally nuts. But I believe in Kellen Moore.)

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