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Rex Grossman is feeling pretty good right now after his offseason prediction that the Redskins would win the NFC East. Washington comes into this game atop the division, boasting a 2-0 start. They face a Dallas Cowboys ball club that has more injured players than healthy ones.
Tony Romo's cracked rib and punctured lung situation is still in flux. My two cents are he will play. Why risk further injury coming back last week against the 49ers for one win? He knows this game is important and has has seven days of rest. The problem may be who he's throwing to. Miles Austin is out and Dez Bryant is still questionable. That would leave Kevin Ogletree and Jesse Holley as the starting receivers, with a whopping 17 career receptions between them.
Yes, Jason Witten is all-world, but it won't be hard for the Redskins to key in on one guy. The Redskins come in playing some balanced football, with good passing, good running and good hard-nosed defense. The Cowboys' defense may be the story. They are coming in with the No. 3 defense in the NFL and a league-leading 10 sacks.
No doubt about it, they will be shouldering the load.
This NFC East rivalry will come down to grit and Tony Romo doing his best John Wayne impersonation. I think this will be a truly special performance by Tony Romo amid intense pain in his ribs.
Dallas Cowboys over Washington Redskins, 20-16