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Betts, Hall injured in scoreless 1st quarter

The two major developments in a scoreless first quarter: Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall suffered a bruise knee and running back Ladell Betts - who is already replacing Pro Bowler Clinton Portis - was lost for the game with a knee injury.

Betts injured himself on a first-down carry on the Redskins' second possession. He will be replaced by veteran Rock Cartwright, who, prior to last week, had just 12 carries in his last three seasons. Cartwright, pressed into action because of Portis's injury, carried nine times for 41 yards against Denver a week ago. He will have to be backed up by Quinton Ganther, signed just a week ago after Portis went down with a concussion.

The Cowboys do not appear to have problems with their running game. The Redskins' defense entered the game ranked first in the NFL against the pass. To the Cowboys, to start the game, that seemed to mean something else: They were vulnerable against the run.

After each team went three-and-out to start the game, the Cowboys began a possession on their own 47, and proceeded to call six straight run plays. The gains, split between Marion Barber and Felix Jones: 9 yards, 4, 8, 8, 8 and 4, moving the ball inside the Redsksins' 20.

But on the final carry, Redskins linebacker London Fletcher jarred the ball loose from Barber. Hall scooped it up, the first turnover of the game. But Hall was injured when he landed on the turf. His return is questionable.

The Redskins ended the quarter by giving up a sack of quarterback Jason Cambpell, a play on which Cartwright failed to pick up linebacker Keith Brooking - a play that was called back because of a penalty on the Cowboys. Still, the offensive line, which was solid against Denver, has been shaky thus far. Right tackle Stephon Heyer was called for two false start penalties in the first quarter.

By Barry Svrluga  |  November 22, 2009; 1:39 PM ET
 
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Comments

why does campbell not throw the ball away

Posted by: kingpenn1 | November 22, 2009 1:43 PM | Report abuse

As soon as I give JC17 props on the last thread, he stands there like a damn deer in the headlights and takes a sack. Just throw it in the 3rd row for crikey's sake.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | November 22, 2009 1:44 PM | Report abuse

The OL has to step up.

Posted by: stevebeagrie | November 22, 2009 1:44 PM

Please, that was not on the OL.

Posted by: Curzon417 | November 22, 2009 1:45 PM | Report abuse

Suisham with the kick. I have to say, I'm pretty satisfied with those 3 points. We made some BIG conversions.

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | November 22, 2009 1:47 PM | Report abuse

smart play call sherm, get the points

Posted by: zjfr2 | November 22, 2009 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Another tough Rock run!

Posted by: ssh1549 | November 22, 2009 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Please, that was not on the OL.

Posted by: Curzon417 | November 22, 2009 1:45 PM

I meant in general, the right side of our line terrifies me.

On a more positive note, what price Rock ends this game a Redskins legend?

Posted by: stevebeagrie | November 22, 2009 1:49 PM | Report abuse

I think campbell need to work with flash cards to speed up his think ability. Hold up a picture of a dog and he should quickly say "dog". Hold up a defender in his face and he should say "throw the ball away"

Posted by: kingpenn1 | November 22, 2009 1:49 PM | Report abuse

I think campbell need to work with flash cards to speed up his thinking ability. Hold up a picture of a dog and he should quickly say "dog". Hold up a defender in his face and he should say "throw the ball away"

Posted by: kingpenn1 | November 22, 2009 1:50 PM | Report abuse

poor JC has been beaten or punded into numbness...

Posted by: Max231 | November 22, 2009 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Argh, I really wish Albert was in the game. Barber would not have been able to run up the middle.

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | November 22, 2009 1:53 PM | Report abuse

anybody doubting what Albert brings to our defense now? no pressure, and they're getting 6 yards a carry

Posted by: zjfr2 | November 22, 2009 1:53 PM | Report abuse

F LL and his showboating.

Posted by: Curzon417 | November 22, 2009 1:55 PM | Report abuse

~PHEW~ Thank goodness our secondary has been playing well. Jeez...

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | November 22, 2009 1:55 PM | Report abuse

LOL, Roy alligatored that one with LL drawing a bead.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | November 22, 2009 1:55 PM | Report abuse

I hate Jason Witten. That is all.

Posted by: stevebeagrie | November 22, 2009 1:55 PM | Report abuse

The Skins D is looking horrible against the run and are getting no pressure on Romo. Good to see the Dallas passing game looking like hot garbage or the Skins could be in trouble.

Posted by: ga8085 | November 22, 2009 1:57 PM | Report abuse

ROCK!!!!

Posted by: Curzon417 | November 22, 2009 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Rock, Unleashing!!!

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | November 22, 2009 1:57 PM | Report abuse

ROCK WITH THE HUGE RUN!!! RESPECT THE PASSING GAME COWGIRLS!!!

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | November 22, 2009 1:58 PM | Report abuse

WOW, Rock has been a stud.

Posted by: bms46and2 | November 22, 2009 1:58 PM | Report abuse

While Golston has had a decent year, he occupies one blocker, not the two-three Haynesworth demands.

Suddenly life got harder for Orakpo and Carter.

Posted by: TheCork | November 22, 2009 12:34 PM

Agreed. It allows them to double team the ends unless Golston plays like AH.

Posted by: Realness1 | November 22, 2009 12:55 PM

Posted by: Realness1 | November 22, 2009 1:58 PM | Report abuse

Damnit...nothing after the big run...

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | November 22, 2009 2:00 PM | Report abuse

WTF was that? JC playing scared again. Another dump off on 3rd down. Didn't like the playcalling on that series. Cartwright breaks a long run then on the next play you go to an empty backfield??

Posted by: ga8085 | November 22, 2009 2:01 PM | Report abuse

another flash card for campbell:

" a defender in your face...don't throw the ball in that direction

Posted by: kingpenn1 | November 22, 2009 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Sometimes a QB needs to just throw the ball and let his receivers make a play. JC plays too scared.

Posted by: Curzon417 | November 22, 2009 2:03 PM | Report abuse

Oh my GOD! We have NO pass rush without Albert! You fools who thought Haynesworth did nothing: you need to dip your head in the toilet!

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | November 22, 2009 2:04 PM | Report abuse

How was that not measured?

Posted by: Curzon417 | November 22, 2009 2:05 PM | Report abuse

Albert Haynesworth - deeply missed.

Posted by: stevebeagrie | November 22, 2009 2:07 PM | Report abuse

How did they get that 1st Down? No measurement?

Posted by: ssh1549 | November 22, 2009 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Man, this will be HUGE if we can get to halftime with the Cowgirls scoreless.

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | November 22, 2009 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Should they have challenged the spot on the 3rd and 1 play?

Posted by: bms46and2 | November 22, 2009 2:10 PM | Report abuse

AC got tackled. LOL

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | November 22, 2009 2:12 PM | Report abuse

This will be the game that Barber gets over 100 gainst the Skins.

Posted by: Curzon417 | November 22, 2009 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Good call. All day.

Posted by: Realness1 | November 22, 2009 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Damn we're going down like flies with injuries. It's amazing we're not being crushed.

Posted by: Thundershock | November 22, 2009 2:14 PM | Report abuse

Penalties all day Cowgirls! Thanks for helping out you silver morons!

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | November 22, 2009 2:16 PM | Report abuse

Dallas is as undisciplined as the Skins.

Posted by: Curzon417 | November 22, 2009 2:16 PM | Report abuse

YES!!! FOURTH DOWN BABY!!! I'LL TAKE 3 POINTS!!!

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | November 22, 2009 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Roy Williams has been the best player for the Skins today. LOL

Posted by: ga8085 | November 22, 2009 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Note to Campbell:

It's "ok" to throw the ball to your receivers. Your receivers does not need to be five yards away from the defenders in order for you to throw the damn ball

Posted by: kingpenn1 | November 22, 2009 2:19 PM | Report abuse

dallas is trying to give this game to the Skins. Will the Skins accept?

Posted by: Curzon417 | November 22, 2009 2:19 PM | Report abuse

I hate watching landry play, take good angles be an above average safety, resemble something worth a top 5 pick, then worry about showboating a#%hole.

Posted by: zjfr2 | November 22, 2009 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Oh yeah, that's the stuff....

Posted by: Realness1 | November 22, 2009 2:19 PM | Report abuse

NEVERMIND!!! WIDE RIGHT FOLK!!! YES!!! SCORELESS FIRST HALF FOR THE COWGIRLS!!!

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | November 22, 2009 2:19 PM | Report abuse

FIELD GOAL RANGE!!! GOOD 2 MINUTE DRILL BY JASON!!! EXCELLENT!!!

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | November 22, 2009 2:22 PM | Report abuse

heck of a play by ARE, bad pass and he still pulled it in for the first down, great play, btw, Rock is balling.

Posted by: zjfr2 | November 22, 2009 2:22 PM | Report abuse

This can be a 6 point swing, if not more. Go Skins!

Posted by: Curzon417 | November 22, 2009 2:22 PM | Report abuse

wtf was that Campbell!!!!

Posted by: zjfr2 | November 22, 2009 2:23 PM | Report abuse

WTF is JC thinking there?

Posted by: Curzon417 | November 22, 2009 2:23 PM | Report abuse

r u kidding me?!?!?!?!!?!??!?!?

Posted by: zjfr2 | November 22, 2009 2:24 PM | Report abuse

What???

Posted by: Realness1 | November 22, 2009 2:24 PM | Report abuse

What the hell just happened? Crappy sequence of events..

Posted by: ga8085 | November 22, 2009 2:25 PM | Report abuse

That I agree w/Aikman on.

Posted by: Curzon417 | November 22, 2009 2:25 PM | Report abuse

How does this type of stuff always happen to us?

Posted by: ssh1549 | November 22, 2009 2:25 PM | Report abuse

Typical JC, flashes of greatness followed up by screw ups on the most basic of plays/decision making.

Posted by: zjfr2 | November 22, 2009 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Fire Wade Philips!!!!!

Ooooopsssss....!

Wrong blog.

Posted by: MistaMoe | November 22, 2009 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Pass the ball.

Posted by: Realness1 | November 22, 2009 2:26 PM | Report abuse

There has been some terrible officiating this year all over the league.

Posted by: Curzon417 | November 22, 2009 2:27 PM | Report abuse

I hope this moves the ball to the 20 yard line

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | November 22, 2009 2:27 PM | Report abuse

3rd down

Posted by: Realness1 | November 22, 2009 2:28 PM | Report abuse

ball was out of his hands morons. He didnt screw up.

Posted by: champt10 | November 22, 2009 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Put a red pointed hat on Campo and he is a yard gnome!

Posted by: ssh1549 | November 22, 2009 2:28 PM | Report abuse

what the F??!?!?!?!

Posted by: snydercash4clunkers | November 22, 2009 2:29 PM | Report abuse

How do you call a delay of game on that then? Stupid officials.

Posted by: champt10 | November 22, 2009 2:29 PM | Report abuse

This is a stupid call if they kick on 3rd down w/15 seconds.

Posted by: Curzon417 | November 22, 2009 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Never Satisfied!! JC is getting rushed from every area on the field and has no running game to speak of(not on you Rock) and some of you expect a miracle.

Posted by: dargregmag | November 22, 2009 2:30 PM | Report abuse

HORRIBLE officiating. Do they even look in the rulebook?

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | November 22, 2009 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Take a shot!!

Posted by: learnedhand1 | November 22, 2009 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Sad when the league office has to make the ruling on the field.

Posted by: Curzon417 | November 22, 2009 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Zorny with the win. Clap it up!

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | November 22, 2009 2:32 PM | Report abuse

I'm guessing this azz clown will not be working any playoff games.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | November 22, 2009 2:32 PM | Report abuse

why is suisham out there?!!

Posted by: snydercash4clunkers | November 22, 2009 2:32 PM | Report abuse

?

Posted by: Realness1 | November 22, 2009 2:32 PM | Report abuse

This is why Jim Zorn will be fired. Stupid calls like this, not going for it on 3rd down

Posted by: champt10 | November 22, 2009 2:33 PM | Report abuse

WAY TO MISS YOUR FIRST FIELD GOAL OF THE SEASON SUIS...WHAT...THE...HELL!

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | November 22, 2009 2:33 PM | Report abuse

that was f--king pitiful...

Posted by: snydercash4clunkers | November 22, 2009 2:33 PM | Report abuse

I guess he was too close.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | November 22, 2009 2:33 PM | Report abuse

Unreal.

Posted by: Realness1 | November 22, 2009 2:33 PM | Report abuse

This is a stupid call if they kick on 3rd down w/15 seconds.

Posted by: Curzon417 | November 22, 2009 2:29 PM | Report abuse
A pathetic call to say the least.

Posted by: ga8085 | November 22, 2009 2:33 PM | Report abuse

Always to us!

Posted by: ssh1549 | November 22, 2009 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Zorn goes for it when he shouldn't and wusses when he should take a shot.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | November 22, 2009 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Stupid Skins. How do you not run a play on third down? Who fsjken called that play?

Dumb ass coaches.

Posted by: Curzon417 | November 22, 2009 2:34 PM | Report abuse

talk about freezing your own kicker , JZZZZ

Posted by: ThrowItToMyTeam | November 22, 2009 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Of all the times this year Zorn decides to play wussy football, it's now, when he has an opportunity to go for the end zone from the 21-yard-line. All that waiting around time for Suisham isn't good. He shouldn't have missed, but still, you take a shot and you kick on fourth down. Awful.

Posted by: CDon | November 22, 2009 2:34 PM | Report abuse

At least DC is winning. F Dallas.

Posted by: Realness1 | November 22, 2009 2:34 PM | Report abuse

no fu%%ing balls....most teams would have taken a shot to the endone

Posted by: kingpenn1 | November 22, 2009 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Question. If it was 3rd down, why wasn't there a play on 4th? Or does a missed FG automatically give the ball away?

Posted by: jiacinto | November 22, 2009 2:35 PM | Report abuse

No doubt about it. He got iced from the long delay.

Posted by: Thundershock | November 22, 2009 2:35 PM | Report abuse

That was the call Dan was waiting for. Zorn should be fired today. Dumb ass!

Posted by: Curzon417 | November 22, 2009 2:35 PM | Report abuse

If that was third down, how'd we lose possession with his miss?

Posted by: JesusFreakKaren | November 22, 2009 2:36 PM | Report abuse

Zorn's dumb a$$ should have went for it.......

Posted by: 4thFloor | November 22, 2009 2:37 PM | Report abuse

i guess zorn is satisfied with a 3 point lead...dumbass

Posted by: kingpenn1 | November 22, 2009 2:37 PM | Report abuse

What a gutless coaching staff AND, burn those college uniforms!

Posted by: AWWNats | November 22, 2009 2:38 PM | Report abuse

There must have been some rule change recently because you always used to be able to kick on 4th down if you missed on third down.

Posted by: Thundershock | November 22, 2009 2:38 PM | Report abuse

half-a$$ football: replacement players, not trying on a third down, and an owner deciding the roster, & leading the team (into hotels). Yippeee!

Posted by: Max231 | November 22, 2009 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Missed attempted FG (that is actually kicked) turns over possession. If there is a fumbled snap or hold problem, you can fall on it and kick again on 4th.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | November 22, 2009 2:38 PM | Report abuse

The problem is....they lot Swiss HAm stay on the field and get cold for like 10/15 minutes....They should have ran him off the field so he can stay in his routine....

JZ blows as HC....

Posted by: 4thFloor | November 22, 2009 2:39 PM | Report abuse

The problem is....they lot Swiss HAm stay on the field and get cold for like 10/15 minutes....They should have ran him off the field so he can stay in his routine....

JZ blows as HC....

Posted by: 4thFloor | November 22, 2009 2:39 PM | Report abuse

If that was third down, how'd we lose possession with his miss?

Posted by: JesusFreakKaren | November 22, 2009 2:36 PM | Report abuse

Automatic change of possession on a miss.

Posted by: ga8085 | November 22, 2009 2:39 PM | Report abuse

THAT WAS THE MOST CONFUSING 10 SECONDS OF FOOTBALL I HAVE EVER SEEN!

OVER 6 MINUTES TO FIGURE OUT THE CALL, AND A KICK ON 3RD AND 1?!?!? THEY HAD TIME FOR 2 PLAYS GO FOR A QUICK PASS FOR THE FIRST AND THEN GO FOR THE END ZONE GOOD GOD!!!

Posted by: alex35332 | November 22, 2009 2:39 PM | Report abuse

Never Satisfied!! JC is getting rushed from every area on the field and has no running game to speak of(not on you Rock) and some of you expect a miracle.

Posted by: dargregmag | November 22, 2009 2:30 PM | Report abuse

never realistic, Rock is averaging 10 yards a carry and playing really well, JC has had pressure yes, but come on, its the nfl there will always be pressure, he makes some good plays but makes bad plays too often as well, he's just inconsistent.

Posted by: zjfr2 | November 22, 2009 2:39 PM | Report abuse

Did our coach just ice his own (100% on the season) kicker, for the sake of 5 yards on a short FG, when he had no intention of trying for a TD?

Oh, dear...

Posted by: stevebeagrie | November 22, 2009 2:39 PM | Report abuse

If that was third down, how'd we lose possession with his miss?

Posted by: JesusFreakKaren | November 22, 2009 2:36 PM | Report abuse


HAHAHHAHAHA, really?!?!?!!? Wouldn't every team just kick on first down and then on second down and on third down and on 4th down until they made it?!?!?! Wow!!!!! You win for question of the day!!!!

Posted by: snydercash4clunkers | November 22, 2009 2:41 PM | Report abuse

I would have gone for the end zone but with the lack of pass protection and JC tendency to take a sack instead of throwing the ball away, I quess Zorn did not want to lose the opportunity for 3. Too bad Susiham missed.

Posted by: lifelongfan | November 22, 2009 2:45 PM | Report abuse

All of you JC17 haters probably wish we had that turnover machine in Chicago JCutler we scrutinize and trash talk our QB and players more than any other team we bash people who we say can't play then they go somewhere else and shine..WE the FANS are PART of the PROBLEM!!! Let's GO SKINS! Most of y'all haters never played the game outside of peewee league no college and definitely no PRO!! Hail to the SKINS!

Posted by: Skins21-4everSmashmouth | November 22, 2009 2:45 PM | Report abuse

"I just figured it out"

There are no plays in Zorn's playbook that allows the QB to throw the ball into the endzone from 21 yards out. That must be the reason because 31 other headcoaches would have take a shot.

Posted by: kingpenn1 | November 22, 2009 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Snydercash4clunkers - you're an idiot. Normally you go for the endzone on first, second and third down, which we should have done, but Zorn is ball-less.

Posted by: JesusFreakKaren | November 22, 2009 2:50 PM | Report abuse

I can only assume they were thinking of a trick play and D*ll*s didn't buy it. Ask any FG kicker if he'd rather kick one from under 40 yards, or wait up to 5 minutes on a hostile field before kicking a 35 yarder?

Oh, dear... Does anyone have Fassel's number?

Posted by: stevebeagrie | November 22, 2009 2:53 PM | Report abuse

I'm the idiot?? Yes, I am the one asking about loss of possession on a field goal!!! I never said he shouldn't have thrown for the endzone. I was just having a good laugh at your moronic question.

Posted by: snydercash4clunkers | November 22, 2009 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Body Bag Game Redux

Posted by: fan-o-matic | November 22, 2009 2:54 PM | Report abuse

F Suisham...he sucks!

Posted by: mburns134 | November 22, 2009 3:53 PM | Report abuse

This loss is a shame.

The team played a gutsy game. Kudos to them all.

The game was lost by a gutless coaching decision at the end of the half. A better owner would fire whomever made that decision for a 3-6 team.

Posted by: AWWNats | November 22, 2009 4:05 PM | Report abuse

This loss is a shame.

The team played a gutsy game. Kudos to them all.

The game was lost by a gutless coaching decision at the end of the half. A better owner would fire whomever made that decision for a 3-6 team.

Posted by: AWWNats | November 22, 2009 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Although SS did miss two FG's, why try a 50 yard FG when your defense has been playing well? Punt the ball & back them up. More bad coaching, too impatient. Never give a team a short field with a chance to win the game.

Posted by: harrelsonw | November 22, 2009 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Look guys....the Skins are what they are. a not very good football team.

Yes, I wanted them to beat up the 'Girls but the result was kind of expected.

If you can't score...you can't win.

The Skins are terrible this year and we ALL need to deal with it. Maybe we'll get some change during the offseason. Aint no way the Skins are running the table to go 9-7 so im gonna finally say...the season is over.

Oh well....there are still great football teams to watch each week. Have fun watching them! I will! Love the skins but I like good football even better. i'm not gonna stop watchin good football just cause the pathetic skins aren't in it.

Take notice and do the same! oh and watch some good SEC, Big 12, TCU, and Boise St, too. Screw the ACC and Big Ten (er wait..11)

Posted by: TampaBayareaRedskinsfan | November 22, 2009 4:38 PM | Report abuse

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