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Posted at 2:57 PM ET, 12/14/2010

Redskins-Cowboys keys to the game: offense

By LaVar Arrington

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.

By LaVar Arrington  | December 14, 2010; 2:57 PM ET
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that is quite a revelation "the cowboys are the better team." so is Spingarn.. but nevertheless, at least you bring the truth my man. as for these men cross-dressing and wearing pig noses from 1981, that is what we call in the man world "concerning." keep working LA, you are the only person writing in this rag that is objective and can pimp-slap some of these readers into understanding you have to see both sides of the coin. i still say it won't turn around until they ditch that racist name, get bob marley off the helmet, and burn the uni's. until then, hello Wiz.. they may not win another divisional title this decade. Peace

Posted by: doyouktt | December 17, 2010 5:50 AM | Report abuse

LaVar is awesome. Can't wait to hear about the Grossman fallout, Dallas, insanity, conflagration, who knows??? We should know, though, already, ahead of time. But still... This is crazy, but only barely.
I mean, you can't tell Grossman, "We know you are the second best quarterback on the team, but let's see what you can do" that would be a lame way to send him out there against Dallas. The coach has to be careful with words. But then again, why is GROSSMAN getting a chance, when you've brought in McNabb? If Rex was maybe the answer, then why did you ever--this is just crazy. Rex wasn't worth draft picks, and got sacked immediately this year, he still ain't the answer, right??? Check out Beck, though, if he's hurling it 80 yards in practice or whatever, sure. If he's better than Rex, that's worth seeing. But talk to McNab and his people enough so they aren't going out and talking all bewildered about this whole thing.
But if you are seriously thinking Rex Grossman can be the starter next year... Why are you in the NFL?

Posted by: payo1 | December 18, 2010 2:42 AM | Report abuse

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