The Washington Redskins will play the Dallas Cowboys this Sunday evening with the NFC East division title and a playoff berth on the line. At this time, the Redskins are in first place by one game over Dallas with just Sunday’s game left on the regular season schedule.
Washington has won six consecutive games to raise their record to 9-6 after starting out a lackluster 3-6. A win and the Redskins not only win the division title but also make the playoffs for just the first time in 6 seasons. If they lose, their chances are slim they will make the postseason.
With rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III leading the offense for Washington, he will have the chance to pen his first chapter of his legacy this weekend. Griffin suffered a sprained knee back on December 9, against the Baltimore Ravens but that will not limit his playing ability this weekend as it did last weekend in his first game back from the knee sprain. The versatile quarterback has rushed for 752 yards this season and has six touchdowns on the ground.
Griffin and his fellow teammates on offense will be facing a tough Dallas Cowboys secondary. Dallas’ linebackers must also make sure to contain Griffin III and make sure he stays between the tackles not allowing him to scramble outside and then head down field.
Dallas must win Sunday to win the NFC East title and qualify for the playoffs. A loss by Dallas and they are out of the post season. Dallas will be led by talented quarterback Tony Romo and his arsenal of receivers. Dez Bryant had a career day last weekend at wide receiver and will be tough for the Redskins’ secondary to cover.
With the return of DeMarco Murray the Cowboys now can rely more on the rush and not be such a one dimensional team passing the ball far more than rushing.