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Washington Redskins: Point-Challenged Against Lackluster Dallas Cowboys

Adam HankinsCorrespondent INovember 22, 2009

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 22:  Kicker Shaun Suisham #6 of the Washington Redskins scores on a field goal against the Dallas Cowboys at Dallas Cowboys Stadium on November 22, 2009 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Sunday's matchup against the Dallas Cowboys was an excellent effort by the Washington Redskins defense. Unfortunately, it was wasted by the Redskins' offense inability to score points.

After making Tony Romo look less—than—average (15-27, 158, 1 TD, 1 INT), the Redskins defense looked dominant against a supposedly explosive Dallas offense. And while Jason Campbell put up good numbers (24-37, 256, 1 INT), the offense couldn't muster the points necessary to win.

Dallas can send a big thanks to Shaun Suisham. After going 12—12 on field goals in the first nine games of the year, Suisham was 2—4 for the day.

The Washington Redskins found a way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

The game was less about what the Dallas Cowboys did, and more about what the Washington Redskins failed to do.

Where does the fault lie? Mental errors, inconsistency, injuries, etc. There is no magic bullet to cure all of the Redskins' ills.

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But, one thing remains certain: if a team cannot score enough points, it will not win. No matter how good the defense is, NFL games are won by teams that put up points.

With the playoffs now out of the realm of possibility for the Redskins, 2010 is all they can look forward to. Maybe Mike Shanahan will find a way to score next year.

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