ARLINGTON – Well as you all know by now this is my overreaction piece, which is just that, a complete overreaction to the Dallas Cowboys game that just was. The Cowboys beat the Redskins 31-16 and go to 3-3 on the year and 2-0 in the NFC East. For the most part, they pretty much kept RGIII and his offense in check, which is not something we are used to with this offense. Here is my overreaction as a fan to the game that just was in Arlington, keep in mind that is exactly what it is, an overreaction. Enjoy.
1. No Murray is a good thing – With DeMarco Murray leaving Sunday night’s game early with a knee sprain, the Cowboys finally had an excuse to do what they really want to do anyways, play without a running back. The Cowboys are seriously at their best with everyone lined up out wide. A team like Dallas is so talented at tight end and all of their receiver spots they excel when they are able to throw the ball around the ballpark. With Murray out, there was really no reason to try and focus on the running game and it let the Cowboys do what they wanted to do, and that’s throw the ball however much they wanted.
2. Feeling good about the last two weeks – I seriously don’t remember a two-week stretch like this in a long time. This team has done a lot of good things over the last 14 days that have to make you feel good about where the team is headed. Last week, they went blow for blow with Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos and this week they shut down RGIII and his Redskins’ offense that they have always struggled with. Now we would be really good if we can put those both together on the same day to go along with the production of Dewayne Harris on special teams last night.
3. RGIII isn’t good anymore – Between his inaccurate passes and his guys not actually snagging every duck he throws out there anymore, his efficiency as a pro quarterback is down. RGIII’s accuracy numbers have always been good at every level but that’s because the guys he throws to are very talented and have always caught just about everything he throws. If you’ve ever watched RGIII through a regular football fan’s eyes, and not the eyes that ESPN or the NFL wants you to, you see that his throws are all over the place. They are hardly ever right on target, and this league is all about putting the ball in the right place at the right time. If you can’t, you and your team will not be successful. We are finally seeing that catch up to Griffin. Also, he really isn’t much of a threat to run this early in the season coming off of that knee injury. Yes, he did have a couple of nice runs in last night’s game but the Cowboys did not have trouble with him when it came to designed runs. All of his big gains on the ground came from scrambles. All of this leads me to this, RGIII is not effective at QB and WILL NOT be the Redskins starter in three weeks. It’s Kirk Cousin’s time in DC.