2010 NFL Predictions: Wasington Redskins Vs Dallas Cowboys

Mal SullyContributor IISeptember 7, 2010

LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 21: Running back Quinton Ganther #35 of the Washington Redskins runs with the ball as cornerback Orlando Scandrick #32 looks to tackle at FedEx Field on December 27, 2009 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
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After many months of talking and predicting the regular season is only a few days a way. Washington had a season to forget last year with a 4-12 record and the Cowboys had a season to remember last year with a 11-5 record including a 17-0 shut out of the Redskins in December. Here is what fans can expect of what happens in week 1.


Key Player(s): Donovan McNabb, Chris Cooley, DeAngelo Hall, Trent Williams

Obviously Donovan would be on this list. He is the key of this organizations offense.His play is critical for the Redskins.

Chris Cooley is a major offensive weapon. One of the most Underrated tight ends in the NFL, he will be out to prove that injury does not hold him back. Look for a big game.

Without DeAngelo Hall the Redskins defense would not be able to pick off the ball. He should have a big game and a competitive one facing cowboys receiver Miles Austin.

The 4th overall pick, Trent Williams will make his pro debut against a tough Cowboys defense including his main enemy DeMarcus Ware. He is the key to the O-line opposite Pro Bowler Jamal Brown.


Key Players(s): Jason Witten, DeMarcus Ware

Jason Witten is one of the best pass-catching tight ends in football but has to go against a redskins defense that is very good against the pass. He will be up for a tough game but should play well.

DeMarcus Ware is an aggressive part of the Dallas Secondary. He makes sacks, creates fumbles and even blocks passes. He should be able to have a good game going against a rookie left tackle in Trent Williams.


Game Predictions: Leaders


Passing: Tony Romo 15-21,

160 yards, 1 TD, 2 Int's

Rushing: Felix Jones: 17 attempts, 121 yards, LG. 23 yds, 2 touchdowns

Receiving: Miles Austin, 4 catches, 91 yards

Other Touchdowns: Jason Witten, receiving (one)




Passing: Donovan McNabb 23-31, 284 yards2 TD's

Rushing: Clinton Portis, 15 attempts, 103 yards, LG. 35, 1 Touchdown

Receiving: Chris Cooley, 6 receptions, 104 yards, 1 Touchdown

Other Touchdowns: Anthony Armstrong, receiving (one)

                                  DeAngelo Hall, interception (one)



Final Score:

Washington Redskins 33

Dallas Cowboys 27 

Analysis: The Underdog Redskins pull an upset and win with a magical 35 yard touchdown run by Clinton Portis in Overtime.


Inspired by Brian Murtaugh's Article "NFL WEEK 1 Preview and Predictions:Cleveland Browns Vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers"