What's More Important than an Obama/McCain Debate? Cowboys vs. Redskins

Steve EarnhardtCorrespondent ISeptember 26, 2008

The Washington Redskins will visit the Dallas Cowboys this Sunday for what appears to be another NFC East blockbuster between two old enemies.  Heck, this very well could be the best match-up of the weekend.  The Cowboys come into this game wielding a 3-0 record, along with the most explosive offense in the NFL.  Similarly, the Redskins will arrive in Dallas with a 2-1 record, plus a burgeoning West Coast offense under the direction of Jim Zorn. 


Sure, there is more hype for this game than any other this weekend, but you know what?  It does not matter one iota.  This is the Redskins and the Cowboys we are talking about here.  Just ask the respective fans of these two clubs which team they most wish to have a victory over; nine times out of 10 you’ll hear an answer that involves either the Boys or the Skins. 


No matter how good or terrible each team is at the time they play each other, you never know who will come out on top.  For instance, take last year when the Cowboys barely held on at home, 28-23, in a game that came down to the last second Hail Mary play.


Their next meeting in Washington had a much different outcome; the Skins thumped Dallas 27-6, consequently earning a trip to the play-offs.  Disclaimer: Dallas already had home-field-advantage locked up at this point, so they had little to play for.  Still, the Cowboys could have set a new record with 14 wins, but apparently that objective was not enough to inspire the fellows dawning the white and blue. 


"Offensively, we didn't do anything," Cowboys guard Leonard Davis said. "We just went out there and laid down. We can't do that."


Well, I believe it is safe to say that Leonard and the Boys will not be lying down for this time.  Nor will Clinton Portis and the Skins be taking a pass.  Expect the players involved to be extraordinarily ready to play in this one.  This is what it is all about, well, other than winning the Super Bowl. 


Take it from Redskins backup QB, Todd Collins, “It feels great to beat the Cowboys.” 

Likewise, you can bet the house that DeMarcus Ware and company are licking their chops right now. 


So, stock up your beers and burgers for this one.  Even John McCain is cancelling his debate with Obama, so that he can watch the clash of these two bitter rivals. 


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