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Redskins Falter at Home Vs Falcons, Leave NFC East Door Open for Cowboys

The last time the took the field, they came up three points short at the Redskins, dropping to 3-4 as the Redskins improved to 4-2. Returning home on Sunday with a three game winning streak, the Redskins suffered their first loss since week two, outmatched by the 38-14.

The Cowboys last-second loss two weeks ago inspired plenty of change during the team's . Sensing the division within reach still, the team acquired and replaced first-year Coach with his assistant and former Cowboy .

When the Cowboys return to tomorrow for  against the Titans, they'll have a chance to prove these moves were the right thing to do, playing to draw within one game of the Redskins.

The Cowboys will still likely need to manage their first win on the road next week at the Eagles before hosting the Redskins on to make any real noise in the .

Controlling only what they can ahead of them, there were plenty of encouraging signs at FedEx Field for this hopeful Cowboys team. Being afforded a miraculously long leash to figure themselves out while remaining relevant, the Redskins were exposed in areas that were previous strengths.

The Falcons' 491 yards of was the most the Redskins allowed all year, with the same going for their 154 rush yards allowed. Committing only one turnover, the Redskins stayed true to their identity as an experienced team that doesn't beat themselves, yet simply had no answer for a Falcons team that needed this win to get back to .500 after a 1-4 start.

Redskins was taken out of this game completely, carrying only nine times for 17 yards. Forced to throw 38 times, put up an empty 306 yards on 30 completions, taking three in the loss.

There should be little question as to which roster has more overall talent between the Cowboys and Redskins, which Dallas most prove emphatically tomorrow night on a big stage.

For the first time in a long time, the Redskins looked vulnerable on Sunday. It comes at a time that the Cowboys are thin on excuses for not playing their best football and fighting to reclaim first place in the division, an elusive spot that was up for grabs two weeks ago at this 5-3 Washington team.

Sean Martin
Sean Martin
Born January 28th, 1996- Cowboys Super Bowl XXX. Point Boro Panther, Montclair State Red Hawk, and most importantly a proud member of Cowboys Nation! I host "Upon Further Review" on 90.3 WMSC FM and every Friday from 1-4 PM ET. Twitter: @SeanMartinNFL.

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Harold Ellerbee

I think Dallas made a good trade,now they can get the passing game going so they can slide the running game in gear and grind the clock.

Suave Freddie

Redskins are going down!!

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