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Cowboys Defeat Redskins; Close out season at 7-9

Discussion in 'Game Summaries & Team News' started by CaptMoe, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. CaptMoe

    CaptMoe Walk On

    Jul 27, 2012
    Perfect. No, obviously we're not talking about the Cowboys' season. That was far from perfect. We're referring to QB Jimmy Echavaria's QB rating for this week 17 matchup. A perfect rating of 158.3. How did he end up with this glorious of a number? By completing 16 straight passes at one point in the game. Finishing with one incompletion, on an attempted WR screen, no less. Everything downfield was completed. No drops by the receivers. Excellent accuracy and touch over the middle and in hitting the Redskins' zone coverage.
    It's these types of games that have Dallas coaches excited for the future. But, there were too many games where things just fell apart for the young QB. It was a love/hate relationship. Ending the season on a high note but, also leading the league in INTs with 40. It'll be up to the front office to ensure his supporting cast is up to the challenge from here on out.
    In this game, Echavaria had help from his teammates, both on offense and defense. His OL gave him time. Despite getting hit a few times after delivering his passes, the Redskins did not record a sack. His WRs held on to the ball, despite some vicious hit by the Redskins' defenders. And the defense came up big, sacking RGIII 4 times, picking him off twice, including once in the endzone to end the game, and forcing a huge turnover early in the game. Alfred Morris was attempting to punch it when OLB J. Durant forced a fumble that was picked up by MLB S. Lee and returned 97yds for a score, giving Dallas a 14-7 lead at the time.
    After the 'skins came back to tie it, 14-14, D. Bryant, filling in for injured KR D. Harris, took a short kickoff 85yds for a TD giving Dallas the lead again, 21-14. But Washington wouldn't quit. RGIII would hit WR J. Hunter for a 58yd TD to tie it before D. Bailey put Dallas ahead for good with a 24yd FG to end the half. Dallas then outscored Washington 21-7 in the 2nd half.
    Now both teams head into the offseason with their work cut out for them in finding ways to improve their respective rosters and make a run at the Giants and Eagles.

    GG Jon...
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