The Redskins opened the season with a great first half against the Eagles, but then the dreaded second half happened. Washington lost the game, and also lost a few players to injury. Jonathan Allen has a knee sprain and will miss a week or two. Derrius Guice’s meniscus injury needed surgery and landed him on IR. Caleb Brantley re-aggravated his “minor Lisfranc” from training camp and also went on IR.
The Redskins are also dealing with several other injuries as they prepare to host the Cowboys on Sunday. Fabian Moreau has been dealing with an ankle injury for weeks, and is doubtful tomorrow. Quinton Dunbar’s knee swelled up in practice on Wednesday and he is questionable. Jordan Reed will miss another game as he tries to get cleared from the NFL concussion protocol after a dirty hit from Falcons safety Keanu Neal in the preseason.
Washington's offense is new and inexperienced, but showed some good signs last week. Terry McLaurin made a big impact in his rookie debut, and Paul Richardson Jr. looks healthy and ready to make big plays. Case Keenum threw for almost 400 yards and had zero turnovers. Adrian Peterson will return to the field angry after being a healthy scratch last week.
The Redskins defense is pretty banged up, and it will take some big performances from some depth players to keep Dallas’ offense in check this week. The Cowboys come into FedEx Field as almost 6 point favorites.
Matchup: Washington Redskins(0-1) vs Dallas Cowboys(1-0)
Date/Time: Sunday, Sep. 15 | 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: FedEx Field | Landover, MD
Kevin Burkhardt (play-by-play)
Charles Davis (color)
Pam Oliver (sideline)
RADIO: Redskins Radio Network
Larry Michael (play-by-play)
Chris Cooley (analysis)
Rick “Doc” Walker (sidelines)
Odds: Redskins +5.5, O/U 46.5
Prediction: Cowboys 37 - Redskins 23
Enemy Blog: Blogging the Boys