The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly For Cowboys Against Washington

I will be completely honest with you, and say that I was a little bit more worried this week than I have been. I thought that the Dallas Cowboys would struggle a little bit more with the Washington Redskins, especially with their explosive offense.

There were just a lot of variables that made this divisional matchup a tough one. The secondary is banged up, it was a short week, and the Redskins created quite a few matchup problems for the Cowboys on both offense and defense.

My fear that the Cowboys might lose this game started to subside after Ezekiel Elliott scored a rushing touchdown on the opening drive. The past few games the offense has gotten out to a slow start, so it was good to see them open the game with a TD.

I don’t know about you, but it sure made my Thanksgiving better.

The Dallas Cowboys are now 10-1 after defeating the Redskins, and now have their eyes set on the team up north, the Minnesota Vikings.

Below is what I thought was The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly for the Dallas Cowboys against the Washington Redskins yesterday afternoon.

The good

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I honestly think that the good each week for the Dallas Cowboys could involve Ezekiel Elliott or Dak Prescott in some way.

I think it’s time that we stopped calling them rookies and just start referring to them as  football players, because that is what they are.

Elliott and Prescott helped lead the Cowboys to a 10-1 record and definitely did their part yesterday afternoon against the Washington Redskins.

Dak Prescott didn’t have his best statistical game, throwing for only 195 yards and one touchdown, but he did add another 39 yards on the ground with one rushing TD. It was enough to put the Cowboys on top.

Ezekiel Elliott had a much better outing this go-round against the Redskins and finished the game with 97 rushing yards and two TDs. He also had two catches for 23 yards.

The combination of Prescott and Elliott makes this offense dangerous and is a big reason why the Dallas Cowboys are on an impressive 10 game winning streak.

The bad 

Cowboys Headlines - The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly For Cowboys Against Washington 1I believe the one thing that kept the Washington Redskins in this game was the fact that Kirk Cousins was able to throw the ball 53 times without the Dallas Cowboys defense even coming close to sacking him. That was definitely the bad yesterday afternoon.

The Cowboys might have the best record in the entire NFL, but regular-season records don’t count for much once you reach the postseason.

To me, the Cowboys need to improve their pass rush if they want to be serious contenders once the playoffs get underway. Yes, there are still quite a few games left, but I don’t really see a scenario where they aren’t playing in the postseason.

Maybe they can get back on track against the Minnesota Vikings and their injury plagued offensive line. That could be the confidence booster they need, at least I hope so.

The ugly

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I think the ugly for the Dallas Cowboys yesterday against the Washington Redskins was seeing yet another defensive back go down with an injury.

You may not have noticed or you might have just forgotten, but J.J. Wilcox suffered a deep thigh contusion in the third quarter and was unable to return to the game.

Wilcox has been filling in for Barry Church while he has been out with a forearm injury, and has done an adequate job.

The secondary for the Cowboys is already thin at both cornerback and safety, so Wilcox’s injury is truly unfortunate.

Luckily though, it looks as if Barry Church could be back in the lineup Thursday night against the Minnesota Vikings, but if not Jeff Heath would become the starter next to Byron Jones.

What is your good, bad, and ugly for the Cowboys against the Redskins?

Please feel free to use the comment section below to share your thoughts and opinions on this topic.

What do you think?

Brian Martin

Written by Brian Martin

Level C2/C3 quadriplegic. College graduate with a bachelors degree in sports and health sciences-concentration sports management. Sports enthusiast. Dallas Cowboys fanatic. Lover of life with a glass half-full point of view.


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