The weather was a mess, and so are the Redskins! Injuries, inconsistent play and guys not stepping up when they are needed have essentially ended the Redskins playoff hopes before they even hit the halfway mark of the season.
I don’t usually like to blame injury on a team loss, but in all my time watching this team, I’ve never seen the Redskins this banged up. Agree or not, injuries have certainly hurt our chances to even finish the season with a winning record.
Below are my studs and duds of the game.
Jamison Crowder - For the first time in the 2017 season, Crowder came to play. He hauled in nine receptions for 123 yards, and was Cousins’ most reliable target all afternoon.
Chris Thompson - Despite a fumble on a kickoff, Thompson again showed his versatility as a receiver out of the backfield, recording eight catches for 76 yards, while showing better blocking than our offensive linemen in pass protection.
Ryan Kerrigan - Kerrigan showed his usual tenacity on defense recording two sacks on the afternoon. He now has six on the season.
Zach Brown - On a night where the defensive front seven struggled to stop the Cowboys rushing attack, Brown played with ferocity, recording 12 tackles, and showed his toughness at the point of attack.
D.J. Swearinger - Swearinger played most of the game as an extra box defender, and had some nice tackles on the day.
Redskins offense line - I know this may not be fair, but I’m going to call a spade a spade. The line was what we thought it would be today - HORRIBLE.
Terrelle Pryor - It’s time to trade this guy...that’s if anyone out there will give us anything for him.
Josh Doctson - Sure he had a one yard touchdown, and drew a pass interference in the endzone, but he also had a big drop on a catchable pass, and pulled another disappearing act for most of the game. It may be a tad bit early to say this, but Doctson is heading down the path of draft bust.
Jordan Reed - I feel bad for Reed, but yet another injury? It may be time for him to hang em’ up.
Redskins defensive line - This unit was man-handled by the Cowboys offensive line. They applied very little pressure, and showed no ability to shed blocks and make tackles. Very disappointing performance.
Junior Galette - All this guy has done is commit penalties. Enough is enough.
Quinton Dunbar - I love how far Dunbar has come, but today was not his best day in coverage.
Nick Rose - I guess this team is just destined to have poor kickers.
Nick Sundberg - I understand the conditions weren’t good, but you have ONE job to do!