On Sunday, the Redskins were playing in the form of redemption. After having lost the first matchup in Dallas, the Redskins were playing for pride, bragging rights and the purpose of protecting home field. That, of course, didn’t happen.
The Redskins lost in overtime to the Cowboys, 27-24, and for some reason I don’t feel nearly as upset as I usually do.
Did I want to smash the Cowboys? Absolutely. But there was a lot of good that came out of yesterday’s game too.
Briefly looking at the Redskins’ positives, I would point out that Rex Grossman (yes, I admit) played a very good game. Minus the one interception where he attempted to force a deep ball, Grossman actually looked like a starter.
Another positive would be the play-calling from offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, who miraculously seemed to find a whole different chapter in his playbook.
And then there’s the defense, who played generally well, holding the Cowboys’ blossoming rushing attack to just 89 yards.
But, as usual, the gripes always outweigh the positives. And that much can be said about yesterday’s game. Even if we were talking about a Redskins’ win this morning, the negatives would still be noticeable and relevant.
So without further ado…