"Shanahan's stated reason for benching McNabb was that he wanted to "evaluate" the offense without him. This is what "evaluating" looks like: a power struggle. For a while, it looked like organizational chaos, when Rex Grossman gave up two turnovers that led directly to touchdowns for the Cowboys, and a 27-7 third-quarter deficit. But in the end, Shanahan's judgment was validated. The truth was that the Redskins were better in McNabb's absence, even in a 33-30 loss."