Redskins-Cowboys keys to the game: offense
The Redskins had a great day running the ball last Sunday against the Buccaneers. Ryan Torain had 172 yards rushing on the day. He will need to have another good day against the Cowboys. If the Redskins can run the ball with some consistency on Sunday it should put them in a good position to win this phase of the game.
The Redskins need to finish drives. All the statistics in the world don't mean much if teams don't finish drives. How does a team rush for so many yards but come away with no points? They can't do that this week. The Cowboys are not world beaters right now but they are playing some pretty food football -- well, better than how they were playing earlier in the year when they met the Redskins the first time around.
The Cowboys are susceptible to an aggressive downfield aerial attack. Anthony Armstrong has proven he can be a threat. We know Santana Moss can do it, and he's done it specifically against the Cowboys in years past. The Redskins need to take shots downfield and pressure this Cowboys secondary. The Eagles torched them on Sunday night so the Redskins need to try it also.
The Redskins need to catch, secure and protect the football. The game is in Dallas, so weather conditions won't play a role. No sudden turnovers this Sunday. Ball security must be the focus.
Donovan McNabb needs to get his passes higher off the ground to give guys a better opportunity to make plays. If he doesn't, I assume Rex Grossman may get an opportunity to come in and toss a few. The offensive line must provide solid running holes and passing pockets.
The Cowboys defense will be poised to have a solid showing against the Redskins at home.The Redskins must be prepared to match the initial intensity of the Cowboys.In this game, I believe the Cowboys are the better team. The edge goes to the Cowboys defense.
| December 14, 2010; 2:57 PM ET
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