Monday, November 17, 2008

Things I Have Learned... from the Cowboys at the Redskins.

The Counselor is IN:

Things I Have Learned... from the Cowboys at the Redskins.

1) QB Tony Romo is back. He looked a bit rusty and started slow. By the second half, he had shaken the rust off. He was making plays with his arm, his feet, and his tenacity. Not many QBs would attempt the shuttle pass like he (and Brett Favre) did. The Cowboys needed his return and Romo answered the call. He did have 2 interceptions but one was not his fault.

2) QB Jason Campbell has become accustomed to the West Coast Offense. He has a big arm and this is the third offense in three years. He did not look comfortable in this season early in the season. Now he looks comfortable. He threw the screen pass very affectively against the Cowboys.

3) RB Marion (The Barbarian) Barber is a tough runner in the fourth quarter. He is always tough when he runs. He usually is making a defensive player pay for tackling. His level of intensity appears to infinitely grow in the fourth quarter.

4) RB Clinton Portis is a stud runningback. He was playing injured and ran over the Cowboys defense at times. You could tell he was not at his best but he still ran wild at times. The Redskins need a healthy Portis if they are going to make a run at the playoffs.

5) The Cowboys continue to have stupid penalties that are killing their drives. They continue to self destruct. They will need to get these under control if they hope to make the playoffs.

6) The rookie wide receiver Devin Thomas continues to develop for the Redskins. He has flashes of excellence. This is normal for Rookie wides.

7) The Cowboys are dropping too many easy passes or letting them bang off their hands. Both T.O. and Witten had key drops in this game. This team appears to be lacking focus where they are not watching the ball come in.

8) The Cowboys are not very good on kick off coverage. This has plagued them all year and they proved it again in this game.

9) Either one of these teams (or possibly both) could make the playoffs. It will depend on how well they execute and concentrate for the rest of the season.

Those are a few things I learned from the Cowboys at the Redskins.

The Counselor is OUT:

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