Campbell and Portis Lead Redskins to 26-24 Upset in Dallas

Thrash pulls in a TD
The Washington Redskins made their case to be known as the beast in the East. Washington travel to Dallas today and simply outplayed the Dallas Cowboys. The Redskins held the explosive running game of the Dallas Cowboys to a mere 44 yards.

The Skins used over 38 minutes of game clock as they dominated time of possession. The Redskins offense looked unstoppable today and seemed to move the ball at will. Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell was 20 – 31 for 231 yards and 2 touchdowns. Campbell stood tall in pocket all day and seemed to read the Dallas defense with ease.At one point in the game Campbell lead the Redskins to 4 consecutive scoring drives. Skins receiver Santana Moss had 8 receptions for 145 yards as he abused the Cowboys secondary all day.

Clinton Portis had 121 yards on 21 touches as he once again ran all over the Cowboys defense. As good as the Redskins looked on offense today the settled for feild goals on a few drives. If you take away a few simply mistakes the game would have been even more decisive. The Skins offense had 2 touchdowns called back on one single drive with a flag for illegal man down field, and a holding call.


Those mistakes aside this game is a positive for Redskins fans, young quarterback Jason Campbell looks to have a firm grasp on the offense and is getting better each week. He is playing turnover free football and looks like a 10 year veteran when he reads the defense and takes the checkdowns. The running game looks like it is developing nicely as the offensive line is coming together.

The big development in the game was the Redskins defense, they looked to me to be playing a version of cover two the whole game. The safety help over the top allowed the corners to play the ball. The corners had great games as they where jumping routes an tipping passes all day.

When Dallas did complete passes the Redskins where quick to get there with the 2nd and 3rd man and make tackles. Dallas quarterback Tony Romo had 300 yards thru the air, but Washington never looked uncomfortable defensively. Romo threw the ball over 40 times and the Cowboy offense was completely one dimensional.


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