Cowboys at Redskins Comcastic Red Zone Preview

Is the season over yet? The big topic this week was:

"Was the Giants' beat-down last week the worst Redskins' loss of all time?"

It's definitely worth consideration, but I don't think it is. The Redskins haven't beaten the Giants in so long I can't remember, so what's it really matter? The Zorn swinging gate was a debacle, but it's really par for the course with all the botched play-calls this season. The reason I don't think it's the worst is because I can't help but think the next two games will trump these losses (assuming Norv starts Rivers/Gates/Sproles/LT). 

The Cowboys kicked their two game losing streak with that impressive win at the Super Dome, but it's still hard to put my finger on this team. Are they good, or are they still the same high powered offense that sputters? I still think the Cowboys' season won't end well since their owner follows the same mentality as ours...trade draft picks for free agents. It's safe to say every citizen in the Dallas/Fort Worth area would recant that Roy Williams trade if they could.

Either way, the Cowboys are rolling and watching game film on the Redskins must be pure comedy. Shaun Suisham reportedly called his Cowboys' coach and predicted the swing gate play before it happened. Pretty sad. I'm sure Suisham is giving Dallas some juicy tidbits on the Skins game plans. Suisham aside, I can sum up the Cowboys game plan for Sunday night:

Offense:
- Create formations where Laron Landry is in 1-1 coverage
- Throw lots of 10-yard hook/slant patterns early to setup the double moves for later

Defense
- Rush three (which will easily get pressure on JC)
- Jam Fred Davis on every play   
- Be aware that 75% of all passing plays will be a screen

Take a look at the red zone percentages. Does that look like a 4-10 team to you? I mean...wow.

Redskins Red Zone Statistics 2009
  Redskins Offense  Opponent's Offense 
@Giants 2-3 0-3
Rams 0-5 1-3
@Lions 1-2 1-3
Buccaneers    1-3 1-1
@Panthers 2-3 2-3
Chiefs 0-1 0-2
Eagles 2-3 0-0
BYE - -
@Falcons 2-2 1-2
Broncos 2-4 0-1
@Cowboys 0-1 1-2
@Eagles 3-4 1-4
Saints 3-7 0-4
@Raiders 4-4 1-2
Giants 2-2 3-4
Total 21-36 (58%) 12-31 (39%)

This post is sponsored by Comcast's NFL RedZone Channel, which allows you to see all the action from inside the 20 for every NFL game.

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