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Unrestricted Audio; K. Campbell's a Daddy

Live, from the Dallas-Fort Worth airport, it's Jason Reid. (Well, it was live when he taped it....)

Just before getting on his flight this morning, Dan Steinberg texted me this note: Khary Campbell got a text 10 minutes before kickoff saying he'd become a father.

By Cindy Boren  |  September 29, 2008; 9:30 AM ET
 
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Congrats Khary,

Enjoy the years before he/she can talk.

Posted by: Flounder21 | September 29, 2008 9:46 AM | Report abuse

Great Win yesterday! Still flying high! Skins played great in all areas. And Brooks is only going to get better. No holding problems.

Only negative about the game for me is having to listen to those two Dallas commentators. Glad that they were forced to say good things about the Skins!

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 29, 2008 9:47 AM | Report abuse

Wow, week 4 isn't even over yet and we have our first firing: Scott Linehan out with the Rams, Jim Haslett in as interim guy...

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/sports/stories.nsf/rams/story/7B03E9CB7E13B798862574D300439155?OpenDocument

(Ahem... the Skins are playing the Rams in two weeks...)

Posted by: NateinthePDX | September 29, 2008 9:48 AM | Report abuse

Congratulations Khary.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 29, 2008 9:49 AM | Report abuse

oh and 1st

Posted by: Flounder21 | September 29, 2008 9:50 AM | Report abuse

1) Moss is BOSS.

2) I heard the 'Girls have a ProBowl back...why don't they ever suit him up for these games?

3) No big plays given up; No turnovers.

4) The malignant team tumor T.O. has come out of remission - lovin' it.

5) I dropped off my dry cleaning this morning, and it was Terence Newman who gave me my ticket.

6) Good old fashion clock-eating, slobber-knocking, run-down-up-the-middle-and-you-can't-stop-it 4th quarter drive to essentially kill the game.

7) My last memory of Texas Stadium: Jerry Jones fighting through the Botox to make a disappointed facial expression after Hurd muffs the onside.

8) If Tank really started an altercation with Rock, then I'm calling Tank's probation officer.

HAIL!

Posted by: p1funk | September 29, 2008 9:57 AM | Report abuse

Even Mike and Mike are praising Zorn and the team. Hell has froze over.

Posted by: alex35332 | September 29, 2008 9:59 AM | Report abuse

Excellent all-around display. Pretty much all the positives have been said up here, so no need to repeat them.

However, I do have a few criticisms.

(1) Blache needs to refine his "prevent" defense. That defense to end the game basically gifted the Cowboys a TD -- easily. They hardly had to work for it. I can't say how much of that was on his scheme and how much had to do with Springs and Smoot being nicked up, but I'm guessing it had more to do with the scheme itself considering they did the same at the end of the 1st half.

(2) I would have liked to see Zorn put the ball in the hands of Campbell at some point on that final drive. Against both NO and ARI Zorn gave Campbell a chance to put the game away, and he delivered. Pounding the run was great and necessary, but towards the end it seemed like Zorn conceded to a FG instead of finishing the game then and there.

(3) The play of our defensive line underwhelmed me. Their play was masked by the utter superior play of our secondary. Romo often had decades to find his open guy... only his open guy was nowhere to be found because our secondary was smothering him. In a game where the Boys hardly ran the ball, I was hoping for more penetration, pressure, and hits on Romo. That hit by Carter on the final drive was vicious though.

And Finally,

(4) F the Cowboys. F Tank Johnson for attempting to call out Rock for celebrating on the star. Texas Stadium is no place that warrants classiness. You don't like it then do something about it. There's a reason the Cowboys and Redskins aren't friends -- and it has nothing to do with one making the other feel all warm and cozy after a loss. F the Cowboys. F 'em.

In the end, not much to complain about at all. Pretty top notch performance. Still room for improvement though...

Posted by: psps23 | September 29, 2008 9:57 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: psps23 | September 29, 2008 10:05 AM | Report abuse

Sorry not mike and mike, whoever was on ESPN 980 at 9:45

Posted by: alex35332 | September 29, 2008 10:05 AM | Report abuse

Its so dull up here when people dont have stuff to get all upset about....lets keep it that way!!!!!!!

quick hits:

1. Good game from ARE, with Moss on fire, we need balance at the WR to keep this engine running.

2. Back end of the draft is looking good!

3. Double Move and Rocky Mac have really impressed me by being back so quick. They are starting to elivate their play from pre injury level.

4. I heart our d-cord!

5. Cooley is quietly having a great year.

6. Strippers everywhere cheered our face mask on Pacman.

7. Its a day of mourning for football talking heads as there cowpukes lost and they have to fumble around for excuses.

8. Marion Barber is OVERRATED!

9. Both cowboys cordinators look like they are 12

10. LarRon is special.

11. Portis has straight pockets.

12. O-line after about 8 minutes in, played a whale of a game.

13. Our D-line rotation is great scheming, love it!

Posted by: chrislarry | September 29, 2008 10:07 AM | Report abuse

Even Mike and Mike are praising Zorn and the team. Hell has froze over.

Posted by: alex35332 | September 29, 2008 9:59 AM

There's a bandwagon. If you're not on it, you'll get run over by it. Now, where's Sally Jenkins -- hopefully under the bandwagon, but probably trying to find a way gracefully to say "I knew it all along."

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 29, 2008 10:08 AM | Report abuse

I really hope that the Cowboys start to implode - T.O.'s starting to get whiney...

Posted by: suzannepdc | September 29, 2008 10:08 AM | Report abuse

Hortonian - brilliant!

The kid slid because he didn't have the "wow you" combine numbers. But he is physical. He is smart. He works his tail off. And he has a great nose for the football. Sounds like the makings of a pretty nice diamond, culled beautifully in the 7th round. I forgot what it was like to do this. Feels pretty sweet.

I agree with JLac- we need to get the contract talks going with Campbell. He and Coach Z are going to be our leaders for many years and we have to ink him to at least a 6 year extension stat.

Man, this is sweet friends...enjoy it and let's Springs, Smoot, et al are OK and all the boys - no, men - get ready for Philly!! I'm thinking they just might come to play.

HTTR

p.s. Clark Judge ranks us 4th this week, one spot ahead of Dallas. Imagine that!

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | September 29, 2008 10:09 AM | Report abuse

This is crazy had we lost the haters would have been all over the blog, we would have a couple thousand post by now.

I think when we win alot of the fans who are haters, actually get upset that they can not criticize the FO's.

We beat Dallas and hardly anyone is commenting.

Posted by: Flounder21 | September 29, 2008 10:09 AM | Report abuse

what happened yesterday ? Did we really win ?
I started drinking at 9:00am yesterday and blacked out before the kickoff. I just woke up now ??

Posted by: dspinx | September 29, 2008 10:09 AM | Report abuse

Condolences, sort of, to Smack. His RI FF team lost as well this weekend.

Great win, lots of fun. Not that we will, but we should have a chance to win every game for the rest of the year.

Posted by: Markin21132 | September 29, 2008 10:09 AM | Report abuse

what happened yesterday ? Did we really win ?
I started drinking at 9:00am yesterday and blacked out before the kickoff. I just woke up now ?? I'm never going back forth between Tequila and Guinness again.

Posted by: dspinx | September 29, 2008 10:10 AM | Report abuse

what happened yesterday ? Did we really win ?
I started drinking at 9:00am yesterday and blacked out before the kickoff. I just woke up now ?? I'm never going back & forth between Tequila and Guinness again.

Posted by: dspinx | September 29, 2008 10:11 AM | Report abuse

psps23, I wish that last Skins drive had ended in a TD, but one thing: after that last third down run, before we kicked the FG to end that masterful seven-plus-minute drive, the Cowboys took their last timeout. Running the ball on that play guaranteed the Boys had to burn that last timeout before we gave the ball back. That was an awfully good call.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | September 29, 2008 10:11 AM | Report abuse

According to Vinny via radio, the reason that Pooch punt netted so many yards, the skins thought they fair caught the ball and most the players pulled up.

Posted by: alex35332 | September 29, 2008 10:18 AM | Report abuse

Seeing the way that Campbell was moving around in the pocket, was incredibly sweet, and to me indicates that he's growing by leaps and bounds. He's not cemented to one spot 5 yards behind the line, he's using his arm, and his legs to make plays. The TD pass to ARE that was called back was a thing of beauty.

On a non-Skins/boys game note, did anyone catch the announcers for the Jets/Cardinals game talking about how much pain, how screwed up LavColes foot is?? That was a coup for the Redskins making that trade.

Posted by: BeantownGreg | September 29, 2008 10:18 AM | Report abuse

I remember sports_guru saying that if JC stepped it up against the Cowpukes he would be a convert....can't wait for the spin on that one...

Posted by: chrislarry | September 29, 2008 10:19 AM | Report abuse

Brooks averaged 42 net yesterday that means his kicks have excellant hang time, great move to keep him over what ever are other punters name was.

psp,

Although we had no sacks yesterday they had tons of pressure on Romo he had to move around the pocket all day, sacks are not the only thing that are important pressures are very important as well.

I agree on the prevent at the end of the half, my wife was watching the game with me don't ask me why, and even she said why are they just letting them move down the field.

I have never been a fan of prevent defense the only thing it prevents is the other team not scoring, you're playing great defense they have not been moving the ball, and you let them get there confidence back.

Posted by: Flounder21 | September 29, 2008 10:22 AM | Report abuse

Nate -

I can agree to that. I still would have liked to see Campbell be given the opportunity on that drive, maybe with a rollout and the option to run or throw. At this point, Campbell has gained my complete faith in knowing how to manage a situation like that, knowing that the most important thing is to make sure the clock doesn't stop. Zorn played it safe, and there wasn't anything wrong with that. I just would have liked to see the aggressive mindset that he gave us against NO and ARI. But on the road with the opportunity to go up 2 scores, it's forgivable.

Posted by: psps23 | September 29, 2008 10:23 AM | Report abuse

Such a nice feeling to watch JC taking a couple of knees to close out the game with the girls on the sidelines having to endure the loss as they watch their arch enemy own their house!

All those bama girls fans having to watch their team lose once again to the Washington Redskins!

What a great feeling inside of me today!

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 29, 2008 10:24 AM | Report abuse

The national media can suck a stone. These guys sweetheart Tony Romo and jock the Cowpies year round. Now they have to come out with their tail between their legs. Truth is that the Skins have played the Cowboys pretty tough every season over the past few years. Skins Nation knows that and that's why we saw this coming. But as far as I'm concerned, Sally Jenkins can lead the chorus of mea culpas from the media heads.

And if you weren't on the bandwagon before, you aren't welcome on it now!

Posted by: p1funk | September 29, 2008 10:26 AM | Report abuse

6. Strippers everywhere cheered our face mask on Pacman.

LMAO! All the JC haters don't want to admit they were wrong. I am really enjoying this.

JM220

Posted by: icetotalpackage | September 29, 2008 10:26 AM | Report abuse

Condolences, sort of, to Smack. His RI FF team lost as well this weekend.

Great win, lots of fun. Not that we will, but we should have a chance to win every game for the rest of the year.

Posted by: Markin21132 | September 29, 2008 10:09 AM | Report abuse

Thanks Mark. We would have won if not for Jason Taylor's injury. Taylor being out was obviously too much for the Cowboys to overcome.

Posted by: SMACK1 | September 29, 2008 10:29 AM | Report abuse

Sports Guru has suspended his campaign against JC to work on the bailout.

Posted by: mack1 | September 29, 2008 10:29 AM | Report abuse

Beanie, I agree on JC's movement. His pocket instincts have knocked me out this year. He is floating in there, buying time...

If that second TD to ARE had not been called back, we would be howling in delight over that play!

21 point taken off the board this year by penalties...I dont like that.

Posted by: chrislarry | September 29, 2008 10:29 AM | Report abuse

PSPS, agree with you on giving JC the ball. Dallas knew we were going to run. Perfect time to go for the jugular and put the game away.

Either way, How 'Bout Them SKINS!

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 29, 2008 10:31 AM | Report abuse

Just like the distribution of the carries with the rb's, I think the distribution of playing time with the DE/DT's would only help them in the long run. Having Griff somewhat fresh at the end of the game is a huge boost. I liked what I saw out of Lorenzo Alex yesterday as well. He seemed like he was getting some good push up the middle when he was in there.

Good stuff...Philly worries me a little bit however, not to change subjects.

Posted by: BeantownGreg | September 29, 2008 10:31 AM | Report abuse

I'm still trying to understand how the Georgia Bulldogs lost on Saturday. Anyone seen Truth to explain it to us?

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 29, 2008 10:31 AM | Report abuse

6. Strippers everywhere cheered our face mask on Pacman.

lmao! The JC haters just don't want to admit they were wrong.

Posted by: icetotalpackage | September 29, 2008 10:31 AM | Report abuse

Truth is mia since registration. Truth, ID yourself if u got a new handle please.

Posted by: alex35332 | September 29, 2008 10:37 AM | Report abuse

One of my best friends brothers had a big Redskins party yesterday. Oddly enough, it was only him (the brother) and I that were big Redskins fans...also in attendance were two Cowboys fans and a Giants fan.

Sure was nice hearing a Cowboys fan say "The better team won today..." and hearing a Giants fan, after the first half, say "Wow, I didn't expect this score".

The funniest thing is watching ESPN and NFL Network highlights of the game. There's a lot more excuse making for the Cowboys than their is kudos-giving to the Redskins. That's fine...continue to doubt the Skins.

As I noted on Friday, this will likely be the third week in a row that the team the Redskins just defeated will still be ranked higher than the Skins in the power rankings. Hilarious.

Posted by: -swb | September 29, 2008 10:40 AM | Report abuse

The Truth can't figure out how to register....he is still working through how cable TV works....

I took much glee from UGA's loss....

I have so much work to do, but just can't....

Posted by: chrislarry | September 29, 2008 10:40 AM | Report abuse

Vinny just said even though the players are off today, London Fletcher called a defense of meeting for them to watch the tape of the game. He is a great player but better then that he is a great leader.

Posted by: Flounder21 | September 29, 2008 10:40 AM | Report abuse

I liked what I saw out of Lorenzo Alex yesterday as well. He seemed like he was getting some good push up the middle when he was in there.

Posted by: BeantownGreg | September 29, 2008 10:31 AM | Report abuse

He's been doing it all year. I have a feeling he's going to be a stud interior pass-rusher. I think I remember reading somewhere that the only reason he doesn't start is because they don't think he has the fitness to last being an every-down guy. Talent-wise, though, he's close to the best we have. Does anyone else remember reading that somewhere, or did I just make that up in my mind?

Posted by: psps23 | September 29, 2008 10:43 AM | Report abuse

spinx, try Grand Marnier and Budweiser. Much better for clarity and winnowing away the excess, would-be deterrent tonage on the large women looking to celebrate this glorious victory in debaucherous fashion.

Is there any doubt that we have the best QB in the NFC East? Sure there is. But I wouldn't trade JC for Eli, Romo or McNabb and all the tea in China. This dude is the real deal. Lock him up immediately if not sooner.

For once, a $400 bar tab was worth it.

HTTR

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | September 29, 2008 10:43 AM | Report abuse

On JC's pocket movements, I believe Zorn's crazy pocket drills may have something to do with that.

Posted by: Markin21132 | September 29, 2008 10:43 AM | Report abuse

Not that we didn't already know this, but Rocky Mac, is playing out of his mind right now, Fletch is as well.

Posted by: BeantownGreg | September 29, 2008 10:44 AM | Report abuse

Nothing beats a victory over the pukes, but boy does this come close.

T.O. IMPLOSION COMING?
Posted by Mike Florio on September 29, 2008, 10:19 a.m. EDT

With the Cowboys surprisingly losing on Sunday in their final Texas Stadium regular-season game against the Washington Redskins, the shine has temporarily disappeared from the blue star that had seemed destined to appear in the Super Bowl.

With twelve regular-season games left, there’s still plenty of time to turn things around. And it would be wise for someone to explain this to receiver Terrell Owens, whose me-first/me-only post-game remarks could end up creating an unwanted distraction for a franchise that needs to focus on winning games, not on keeping Owens happy.

Owens clearly wasn’t happy with his role on Sunday, even though 20 of 58 offensive snaps resulted in an attempt to put the ball in his hands. He caught seven passes and had two rushing attempts.

Isn’t that enough reps?

“I would say no. I’m a competitor, and I want the ball,” Owens said.

“Everybody recognized that I wasn’t really getting the ball in the first half. I’m pretty sure everybody watching the game recognized it, people in the stands recognized it. I think my team recognized it.”

Apart from the folly of airing such dirty laundry publicly, Owens’ decision to gripe doesn’t bode well for a team that needs to shrug off its first loss of the year and get back to the business of winning football games.

Moving forward, opponents will focus even more aggressively on taking Owens out of the game plan, in the hopes that he’ll start yelling and screaming and throwing popcorn on the sidelines while the offensive unit is otherwise trying to focus on how to score points when the Cowboys get the ball again, regardless of who it is that scores them.

Frankly, it could be that the Cowboys tried too hard to get the ball to Owens on Sunday. The Redskins were committed to containing T.O. and tight end Jason Witten. With plenty of other weapons on offense, it makes more sense to get the ball to the players who are facing single coverage than it does to force the ball to a player who might not actually be open.

Then there’s the abandonment of the running game. Marion Barber had only eight carries. Rookie extraordinaire Felix Jones had zero touches.

So if T.O. is going to get the ball more, who’s going to get it less?

Though it’s impossible to control Owens, this is clearly one of those situations in which the better move would have been to not complain about not getting the ball as much as he thinks he should get the ball. If the guy is a true team player, he never would have said what he said on Sunday.

It’s almost enough to make us agree with Emmitt Smith’s assessment from Sunday that Owens isn’t a true Cowboy.

Posted by: Curzon417 | September 29, 2008 10:45 AM | Report abuse

LOL

Cerato just called him "Colon Cowherd"

He claims CC, is upset that he took his spot on Mondays & Fridays...

Posted by: joeblazin | September 29, 2008 10:53 AM | Report abuse

Getcha popcorn ready to watch the TO/Dallas Implosion....

I'm waiting for the "thats NOT my quarterback" switcheroo.....

I don't know who said this earlier, but Carter OBLITERATED Romo on one play in the 4th qtr.

Posted by: BeantownGreg | September 29, 2008 10:56 AM | Report abuse

Emmitt said "to" isn't a true Cowboy??! WOW.

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | September 29, 2008 11:00 AM | Report abuse

Team Obliterator had the ball thrown to him 17 times, and ran the ball out of the backfield twice.

That isn't enough touches?

I hope Cincy upsets them next week, just so I can watch this drama unfold as Team Obliterator fractures the Dallas locker room.

HTTR!

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | September 29, 2008 11:00 AM | Report abuse

Team Obliterator had the ball thrown to him 17 times, and ran the ball out of the backfield twice.

That isn't enough touches?

I hope Cincy upsets them next week, just so I can watch this drama unfold as Team Obliterator fractures the Dallas locker room.

HTTR!

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | September 29, 2008 11:01 AM | Report abuse

Why no fair catch on the onsides kick? I don't think the kick bounced... We got a bit lucky on that one -- Dallas had the ball in their hands.

That said I liked Zorn pounding the ball at the end of the game and keeping the clock moving. Dallas did well to get the TD but we made it awfully hard for them to win by making them use all their time outs.

Andre Carter -- nice hit at the end. But where was the pass rush? The secondary did an amazing job considering how long Romo had to throw.

Great win. Love that time of possession. Beat the iggles!

Posted by: beatkal | September 29, 2008 11:02 AM | Report abuse

This was brought to my attention and too funny not to share.

http://www.popocculture.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/07/robbie-rotten.jpg

Romo looks like this clown!

Its Eagles week and the worst fans in the NFL!

Hail!

Posted by: ssh1549 | September 29, 2008 11:04 AM | Report abuse

Days like this make me miss DC even more!! Although I have gotten several congrats from some Cowboys fans - it's not the same as being in the office and having that "we just beat the Cowboys!" Monday feeling!

Posted by: suzannepdc | September 29, 2008 11:05 AM | Report abuse

The ball did hit the ground. It was actually an excellent on-sides kick.

Posted by: Cavalier83 | September 29, 2008 11:07 AM | Report abuse

Pre-game interview with Romo and he's going on about having a good working relationship with TO...none of that McNabb-type nonsense with his WR....

Fast forward to post-game interview and here's TO, Romo's collar firmly in hand as he throws the QB under the bus..."I would come out [of my pass route] and the ball wasn't there." So this thankless creep gets stuffed by the D and his immediate reaction is to blame the QB? Well, here's a toast to team unity, which TO always seems to instill wherever he goes.

Only negative I could find is that the Skins O still seems a little tentative inside the 30. It'd be nice to see more play-action once in a while.

Oh yeah...message to Pacman-- how'd you like the way the Skins make it rain, baby?

Pluck the Eagles!

Posted by: InRealAmerica | September 29, 2008 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Win or lose this Sunday, the Redskins will be done with division road games.

That's sweet.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | September 29, 2008 11:11 AM | Report abuse

The pass rush did just enough in my opinion....we were not blitzing much, so it was 4-man rush against a huge O line. Also we were down Taylor who we could have stunted like mad. Now lots of people thought that was a *cough* positive that we didnt have Taylor, which is, well silly. I saw lots of d-lineman get close but lacked the athletisism to bring the slippery Romo down...

Also when they had to throw in the second half the rush was forcing bad throws, it isn't only sacks that matter...

Posted by: chrislarry | September 29, 2008 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Emmitt said "to" isn't a true Cowboy??! WOW.

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | September 29, 2008 11:00 AM | Report abuse
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WOW! But Emmitt was playing the game when TO ran to in the middle of field and onto the star, twice, so I have a feeling that he NEVER thought he was a true Cowboy. TO plays for one person - TO.

Posted by: suzannepdc | September 29, 2008 11:12 AM | Report abuse

http://www.celebstoner.com/component/option,com_easygallery/Itemid,108/cid,212/task,view/

Tank Johnson's Mug Shot in case we needed a classy reminder of a classy guy. Oh and his 'body guard' was also found dead in some way associated with his arms room / weapons bust. Of note, Johnson was not charges or suspected in that crime.

Like Adam "heading to the Strip Club' Jones the Cowboys are all class.

Posted by: ssh1549 | September 29, 2008 11:15 AM | Report abuse

Santana Moss has 36 catches for 682 yards and four touchdowns in six games against the Cowboys since being traded to the Redskins in 2005.

Check out the pics on the Dallas Morning News website, bunch of them show Romo under extreme duress, or on the ground under a pile of the good guys...

Posted by: BeantownGreg | September 29, 2008 11:15 AM | Report abuse

btw...skins now (see below) should beat the iggles

here's to mcnaab's skiped passes,
to them being without westbrook and the skins beat the team that they couldn't even with all of their players.

so if there ever was a game where they could afford to sit springs...this week's it. save that boy!!! he's the mvp of the defense. save him save him for the december run and the puhh puhhh puhh LAYOFFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: dealer1 | September 29, 2008 11:15 AM | Report abuse

Vinny and Cowherd gonna be talking to each-other on each other's radio show now. We will see if my theory of "project attack the media" is true.

Posted by: alex35332 | September 29, 2008 11:17 AM | Report abuse

Now maybe the Skins have earned some:

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Time to beat the Beagles next week and show them who should be on the bottom of the NFC East!

Funny how the sky is falling in Dallas because of one loss. And perhaps the Giants defense is really all that -- they have only given up 43 points in three games.

Posted by: siris | September 29, 2008 11:17 AM | Report abuse

Terrell Owens is a 9 year old trapped in the body of a 31 year old athlete. The notion of him "maturing" at any point is gone. That stage of life has passed him by.

Posted by: p1funk | September 29, 2008 11:19 AM | Report abuse

dallas was in pure pass situations on two drives...missed JT on those...would've been even more fun if he was healthy and in there...

Posted by: dealer1 | September 29, 2008 11:22 AM | Report abuse

Hypothetical. How would this skins team do against the Giants?

Posted by: alex35332 | September 29, 2008 11:22 AM | Report abuse

I'm President of the Jason Campbell fan club...

Posted by: not Sports_Guru / September 29,2008

...And I'm the Vice President!

Posted by: not dealer / September 29, 2008

Posted by: notguy | September 29, 2008 11:25 AM | Report abuse

They would lose 16-7. HOWEVER, lets see what happens when the Gnats come to our house. HEE HEE!

Posted by: Club320 | September 29, 2008 11:27 AM | Report abuse

4) The malignant team tumor T.O. has come out of remission - lovin' it.

Posted by: p1funk | September 29, 2008 9:57 AM

Great line! And as for PFT's assertion that "it’s almost enough to make us agree with Emmitt Smith’s assessment from Sunday that Owens isn’t a true Cowboy"--actually, it ensures that he's a true Cowboy...a crybaby, whining little b*tch who got his lunch taken by Shawn Springs. I hope we do go to the playoffs and see those scabs again! Springs will shut his @ss down all over again!

Still waiting to hear from "Sports Guru", Darrell Dallas and any other scrub Dallas fan...

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 29, 2008 11:28 AM | Report abuse

And perhaps the Giants defense is really all that -- they have only given up 43 points in three games.

Posted by: siris | September 29, 2008 11:17 AM

Giants haven't faced much of a test yet. And Plaxico could turn out to be another TO.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | September 29, 2008 11:29 AM | Report abuse

Brown
I assume we dont include Smack as a scrub Dallas fan. He came on and congratulated us minutes after the game?

Posted by: alex35332 | September 29, 2008 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Hypothetical. How would this skins team do against the Giants?

Posted by: alex35332 | September 29, 2008 11:22 AM

They'd win! Think about it: this team had NO offense for about 59 minutes of that game and still only lost by 9. If the Skins hold the Giants to 16 points again, they win...easily.

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 29, 2008 11:37 AM | Report abuse

so what JLC going to go whining to the league about this week?

methinks JLC's seat on the bandwagon is already occupied. Try the Seahawks, I hear their fanbase revels in your kind of class.

Posted by: sbn1 | September 29, 2008 11:38 AM | Report abuse

The best unnoticed aspect of the game: NO GATORADE BATH. This team isn't done yet. It's not time to celebrate (for more than a day). It is time to get ready to ground the eagles.

Posted by: LiberalMike | September 29, 2008 11:38 AM | Report abuse

Man Cowherd is eating major crow as he prepares for Vinny as his guest!

Posted by: Club320 | September 29, 2008 11:40 AM | Report abuse

The best unnoticed aspect of the game: NO GATORADE BATH. This team isn't done yet. It's not time to celebrate (for more than a day). It is time to get ready to ground the eagles.

Posted by: LiberalMike | September 29, 2008 11:40 AM | Report abuse

Glad to hear Vinny say that he has moved past the JLC thing when a caller tried to get him riled up about it.

Posted by: alex35332 | September 29, 2008 11:42 AM | Report abuse

thank you notguy...i was feeling a bit slighted by everyone calling out sports_guru only and leaving the rest of us in the back room.

i'll say it again...like the rest of 30 somethings and above who've lived thru all those bad years...it's a strange feeling...it's like believing in santa clause again...you believed it when you were a kid (during the gibbs 1.0 era) and here you are again in your 30's believing it again. just an amazing feeling to know that they WILL win...

do you guys rember when the skins played the houston oilers and they were down by 21 points i think...and never did the thought of losing actually entered my mind watching that game...and i'm getting that kind of feeling now...

Posted by: dealer1 | September 29, 2008 11:47 AM | Report abuse

How NFC East quarterbacks compare this season:

Player Pct Yards TD Int Rating
Jason Campbell 65.3 878 6 0 102.2
Tony Romo 64.7 1,192 8 4 99.0
Donovan McNabb 65.1 1,100 6 2 95.7
Eli Manning 60.7 765 4 1 91.1

You can check out the full article from former Post writer Steve Wyche on NFL.com:

http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d80b32a3a&template=with-video&confirm=true&icampaign=CP_1_wk4

Damn, it feels good to be a Redskin...

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 29, 2008 11:48 AM | Report abuse

That idiot Cowherd still in not giving JC credit!!!

Posted by: Lisa_R | September 29, 2008 11:49 AM | Report abuse

Redskin Ray, good point. Awesome to be finished with divisional road games in early October. We have a great chance to get on a run here, with STL, Clev and Det after Philly.

And well said, Suzanne...he really is the ultimate "me first" guy. I know I'm biased, but when the Boys ink a selfish superstar, a thug d-back who should be in jail for that club shooting that left a man paralyzed and a malcontent d-tackle arrested for a stash of weapons (hey I'm all for the 2nd Ammendment but I'm thinking some of those were not Brady Bill-compliant)...is there really any debate about the good vs. evil nature of the Redskins-Dallas dichotomy?

I think that we will play very well against Philly. Confidence is contagious and Campbell has it in spades right now. Plus no pressure as this is not even close to a must win. If Suisham/Brooks continue to kick well, we have a great shot to pull out a close one. Oh, and I wouldn't mind Westbrook needing one more week of rest. He torches us.

HTTR

p.s. Santana's on ESPN right now by phone...

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | September 29, 2008 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Somebody please research this Scamp. if you have time.

How many other teams will have played 3 road division games in the first 5 weeks.

F the NFL for this scheduling, Dallas has not played a road division game yet.

If we take this one from Philly. we have a good chance to go 5-1 in the div.

Posted by: Flounder21 | September 29, 2008 11:50 AM | Report abuse

This is kinda lame, I have to the TheTruth11 now? Weird and lame, but whatever.

This almost helped pick up my spirits after getting destroyed by Alabama. Ouch, that was painful and led to the longest 2 hour drive ever.


but damn we really had that game in the bag the whole second half. I didn't feel nervous at all when they tied it up, we were the better team period. And then you look at the two TD's called back.


and we seemed to get a couple breaks on the penalty side, too, with the facemask and there was one other one I can't remember, maybe a blatant hold or something. But I loved the facemask and though Pac-Man was gonna shoot the ref who missed it.

ha!

and way to go Rock! Keep it up, although it doesn't sound like he really did anything but literally walk on it on his way to meet someone he knew...


wasn't expecting a win yesterday, great job Skins yall deserve it!


keep it up!


HAIL

Posted by: TheTruth11 | September 29, 2008 11:54 AM | Report abuse

Lisa...you need to chill on getting worked up about this stuff...what did you expect...why are you even listening to Cowturd?

Posted by: chrislarry | September 29, 2008 11:55 AM | Report abuse

mr. snyder, it's time to change your personnel. for the past 16 years you have been selling used crown victorias and now? now sir you are selling brand new BMW's.

And used car salesman approach is not needed. So it's time to replace cheap suits like Larry Michael with someone with a bit more class and people skills.

Posted by: dealer1 | September 29, 2008 11:58 AM | Report abuse


Peter King: Monday Morning QB

The Fine Fifteen

1. New York Giants (3-0). G-men ascend to the throne while sitting on their thrones. Bye week. It'll be interesting to see if Domenik Hixon can be Plaxico Burress for one game, and if Burress can sweep aside his personal crappola to try to get the Giants to another Super Bowl.

2. Dallas (3-1). I am sure this is a misprint. After scoring a touchdown in the Cowboys' first three games of the year, rookie Felix Jones was not listed as a rusher or receiver Sunday against the Redskins. I'm sure there's been some mistake. What genius would carve out a game plan without Felix Jones' name in it?

3. Tennessee (4-0). The Titans keep growing on me. They punish you, first of all, and they don't beat themselves now that Kerry Collins is under center. "Vince needs to sit behind a good veteran quarterback for a while and watch,'' Jeff Fisher told me a couple of weeks ago. "He's never had a chance to do that.''

I think he's going to have quite a long chance to do that now.

4. Washington (3-1). After opening night, I thought there'd be a better chance this team would be ranked 32nd than fourth by the end of September.
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Posted by: siris | September 29, 2008 11:58 AM | Report abuse


Peter King: Monday Morning QB

The Fine Fifteen

1. New York Giants (3-0). G-men ascend to the throne while sitting on their thrones. Bye week. It'll be interesting to see if Domenik Hixon can be Plaxico Burress for one game, and if Burress can sweep aside his personal crappola to try to get the Giants to another Super Bowl.

2. Dallas (3-1). I am sure this is a misprint. After scoring a touchdown in the Cowboys' first three games of the year, rookie Felix Jones was not listed as a rusher or receiver Sunday against the Redskins. I'm sure there's been some mistake. What genius would carve out a game plan without Felix Jones' name in it?

3. Tennessee (4-0). The Titans keep growing on me. They punish you, first of all, and they don't beat themselves now that Kerry Collins is under center. "Vince needs to sit behind a good veteran quarterback for a while and watch,'' Jeff Fisher told me a couple of weeks ago. "He's never had a chance to do that.''

I think he's going to have quite a long chance to do that now.

4. Washington (3-1). After opening night, I thought there'd be a better chance this team would be ranked 32nd than fourth by the end of September.
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Posted by: siris | September 29, 2008 11:59 AM | Report abuse

Notorious, can you let us know what Tana has to say?

Lisa, sometimes, part of being an idiot, is sticking to your guns, even in the face of mounting evidence to the contrary. Thats what makes Colin a class A idiot.

Its good to have the rooks on the defensive side of the ball contributing, I'd love to see the rooks on offense start to pitch in as well. I saw some of Thomas covering kicks, and running patterns on offense, but not much else. The need for a 4th option, outside of Moss/ARE/Cooley is going to become larger as the season goes on.

Posted by: BeantownGreg | September 29, 2008 12:00 PM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: Cindy Boren | September 29, 2008 12:05 PM | Report abuse

F the Refs.....we got jobbed more than cowpukes...I have rewatched the "Hold" by Rabach on the Portis called back TD like 34 times...there is NO HOLD!

Posted by: chrislarry | September 29, 2008 12:06 PM | Report abuse

ChrisLarry, I was not listening to Cowherd...I was listening to Vinny's show and they "beamed" Cowherd in - Cowherd did apologize for saying we were dead and buried and then pretty much kissed up to Vinny. But he then went onto asked Vinny why the Skins were impressed with JC - said he looks at JC and goes "huh?" or something like that. Obviously, Cowherd has not watched any of our games except the Giants.

Posted by: Lisa_R | September 29, 2008 12:06 PM | Report abuse

Here's some more Skins glory on ESPN.com:

Redskins leave Texas Stadium with a fond memory

September 28, 2008 11:34 PM

Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

IRVING, Texas -- Barring a playoff meeting, the Washington Redskins made their final visit to Texas Stadium on Sunday. And after a 26-24 victory that doesn't even begin to tell the story, they pretty much left the Cowboys' defense in ruin.

Make no mistake. Sunday's win bore no resemblance to a fluke. The Redskins didn't steal a game from the team alleged to be the best in football. They walked in the front door and pushed around the Sultans of September in front of their home crowd.

Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell said he ran onto the field after the game in search of his counterpart, Tony Romo. Like most of his teammates, though, Romo had sounded the retreat.

It started in the second quarter and lasted throughout the rest of the game. The Cowboys' frantic comeback attempt only dolled up the final score.

Campbell was characteristically understated after the game, but what he did in the first half suggests that he's on his way to joining the upper echelon of quarterbacks in this league.

Facing a defense that was obsessed with not letting wide receiver Santana Moss catch a deep ball, Campbell calmly took what was given to him. But when Cowboys Pro Bowl cornerback Terence Newman bit on a stop-and-go route late in the first half, Campbell deftly stepped away from trouble and winged a 53-yard completion to Moss.

When I approached his locker after the game, Campbell was actually upset about the play. He felt like he robbed Moss of a record-setting touchdown by not hitting him in stride. Moss, who finished with eight catches for 145 yards, had tied the team record last week with touchdowns in six consecutive games.

"I wanted to get that for him," said a dejected looking Campbell. "That's the first thing I did was go apologize to him."

Redskins coach Jim Zorn said he led three "Redskins cheers" in the locker room before meeting with reporters. The biggest reason Daniel Snyder hired him as coach was his belief that he could take Campbell to a Pro Bowl level. That's why he quickly hired himself as quarterbacks coach.

When the offense looked awful in the season opener against the Giants, Zorn asked Campbell to trust him. That's when Campbell shot back, "You need to trust me too."

After the game, Zorn sounded like a proud teacher.

"He didn't have any of the ups and downs, these sways of emotion," Zorn said of Campbell. "What I always talk to him about is bearing down and what I mean by that is if you grit your teeth to get through difficult situations, you must [get through it]. We were fortunate enough to beat a great football team, but part of that was his concentration level and he just kept it up the whole game."

Zorn felt the sting of criticism after the Giants loss. He thought it was important for his team not to see him "flinch." And even when star running back Clinton Portis complained that week about the offensive line and the play-calling, Zorn didn't take the bait.

Now, he's reaping some of the rewards a lot sooner than most of us thought. And at least for one day, the Redskins looked like the team to beat in the NFC East. Or maybe the Cowboys are simply overrated.

Now, join me for several items that didn't really belong in the previous 700 words:

Did the Cowboys' obsession with T.O. backfire on them?

First of all, let's give the Redskins' secondary its proper due. In the first half, cornerback Shawn Springs jammed Terrell Owens at the line of scrimmage and pretty much took him out of the game. T.O. finished with only two catches for 11 yards, which may have caused offensive coordinator Jason Garrett to overcompensate in the second half.

After all, Patrick Crayton and Jason Witten combined for nine catches, 110 yards and a touchdown in the first half. On the first drive of the second half, Romo completed three passes to T.O., the third going for a 10-yard touchdown. Romo ended up throwing to T.O. six times in the third quarter and five more in the fourth quarter.

The most telling drive came right after the Redskins took a 23-17 lead early in the fourth quarter. The Redskins broke up three consecutive passes to T.O., the last two by Carlos Rogers, who was covering him because Springs left the game with a calf strain.

Of the Cowboys' 58 offensive plays, they either threw or handed the ball to T.O. 19 times. In my mind, that smacks of a team trying too hard to make one player happy. In the first half, he appeared to give up on a few routes when he knew the ball wasn't coming his way. It was pretty obvious that Springs was frustrating him.

After the game, a Cowboys starter on offense said he thought the team tried too hard to involve T.O. in the second half. It's not good when a player senses that coaches are calling plays in order to keep a teammate happy. It's not time to panic if you're a Cowboys fan, but I'd certainly keep your eye on that situation. It's a slap in the face to Witten, Patrick Crayton, Miles Austin -- and especially rookie Felix Jones to freeze them out in order to please T.O.

At least the Cowboys shut down one running back

If there's someone who can make sense of Wade Phillips' justification for not giving rookie running back Felix Jones a single carry Sunday, please contact me immediately.
"He has a specific role that he plays," Phillips said of Jones. "The plays that he works on, they aren't really come-from-behind plays. They are more normal game situation plays. We will be more and more comfortable with him as he learns more."
After Sunday's performance, I'm thinking Wade might want to add a few more "come-from-behind" plays.
Sentimental day for Springs

Playing in Texas Stadium for the final time probably meant more to Shawn Springs than any player on the field. He remembers spending Sundays at the stadium watching his father, Ron, play fullback for the Cowboys.

Springs told me after the game that he opened up the Dallas Morning News today and saw a picture of Roger Staubach being lifted into the air after the Cowboys' 35-34 comeback victory over the Redskins on Dec. 16, 1979.

"You know who was picking him up?" Springs asked. "That was my father."

Ron Springs remains in a coma in a local hospital following complications from a surgery to remove a cyst last year.

Postgame altercation

Redskins running back Rock Cartwright said he and Cowboys defensive tackle Tank Johnson had spent much of the evening jawing back and forth. But as the Redskins were kneeling on the ball at the end of the game, Cartwright said he stood at midfield and gazed through the iconic hole in the roof of Texas Stadium.

Johnson, who's is his second year with the Cowboys, apparently thought Cartwright was attempting to evoke memories of T.O. standing on the star several years ago as a 49er. After the final snap, Johnson raced over and shouted, "Don't disrespect the star."

I'm thinking Johnson may have more important things to deal with after his defense gave up 161 rushing yards. Some of you might recall Phillips saying recently that "no one runs on the Dallas Cowboys."

Well, make that almost no one.

http://myespn.go.com/blogs/nfceast/0-3-202/Redskins-leave-Texas-Stadium-with-a-fond-memory.html

Posted by: brownwood26 | September 29, 2008 12:06 PM | Report abuse

ChrisLarry, I was not listening to Cowherd...I was listening to Vinny's show and they "beamed" Cowherd in - Cowherd did apologize for saying we were dead and buried and then pretty much kissed up to Vinny. But he then went onto asked Vinny why the Skins were impressed with JC - said he looks at JC and goes "huh?" or something like that. Obviously, Cowherd has not watched any of our games except the Giants.

Posted by: Lisa_R | September 29, 2008 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Beepbeep

Posted by: BeantownGreg | September 29, 2008 12:11 PM | Report abuse

One thing I have to do is give credit where credit is due. Jim Zorn has given me the confidence to believe he can take this team deep.

I was very critical of Zorn after the Giants game. A majority of fans wanted to point the finger at Campbell -- saying he played awful, that he couldn't master Zorn's system, etc. During that game, Campbell played comparable to what he's done the last 3 games. He completed 60% of his passes, combined to hit his top-2 WRs for 12 passes and 1 TD (same as during this game), and had zero INTs or fumbles. My contention was that it was not Campbell, but Zorn who was mostly at fault during that game for his playcalling. The most telling comment in my opinion is what was posted by Matt Mosely last night on his blog:

"When the offense looked awful in the season opener against the Giants, Zorn asked Campbell to trust him. That's when Campbell shot back, 'You need to trust me too.'"

These past 3 games have been a far cry from what Zorn called during the Giants game. Zorn put the onus on his QB to carry this offense, and Campbell has done nothing but deliver. It's been simply brilliant. Zorn has absolutely answered my personal criticism of him, and for that I give him his props. Zorn is the real deal. He's proven he can coach in this league, and he can coach against the best of 'em. I'm excited to see how high his ceiling goes.

Posted by: psps23 | September 29, 2008 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Greg, it looked like Thomas was in the game a lot less this week than he was last week since Thrash's ankle was doing better. I'm guessing the Skins are much happier to bring Thomas along slowly and not need to rely on him as much as they had to in the Arizona game.

I agree though...it'll be nice to eventually see the offensive rookies get more looks and contribute.

It's nice that they don't NEED the rookies to contribute in order to be successful though.

Posted by: -swb | September 29, 2008 12:11 PM | Report abuse

My biggest complaint with Zorn at this point is his post game celebration...."hip hip Hooray" is the best he can come up with???

I have trouble seeing Portis, Smoot and Santizzle getting on board with that post game cheer.

Love everything else about this team!!!

Posted by: NaptownSkins | September 29, 2008 12:15 PM | Report abuse

Greg, 'Tana was pretty low key and eloquent, per usual. He is a clever dude, well spoken and oh yea, a beast on the field. Love him. Hannah Storm asked him how far can this team go, he simply said "we're taking it one game at a time, we have to focus on the Eagles", etc. He did say "I love this (Texas) Stadium, and this stadium loves me" Classic. Also said the team is having fun and totally trusts JC. Obvious, but still great to hear.

So, forgive the possibly obvious query - are you in Boston? Good to know we're represented up in Pats territory if so!!

HTTR

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | September 29, 2008 12:15 PM | Report abuse

+++=And, last but never least as far as the offense was concerned, Campbell was a stud. He was so cool and calm under duress, he found his secondary options through the entire game, he was superb executing three-step drops against this fearsome front seven - quick release was often the key.+++JASNO

Excellent breakdown. Philly's blitz packages are scary--could be a shootout and let's hope Westbrook isn't ready to come back yet.

Plze keep us up to date on Spring's calf. Not sure that even if he was 100% he'd be as effective against DeSean Jackson, since his last two huge successes have been against bigger stronger receivers, not skittery little guys.

I'm SURE going against Moss every day in practice has helped him in that regard.

Um maybe THIS week will be Devin Thomas's breakout game?

Posted by: Corkczar | September 29, 2008 12:24 PM | Report abuse

chrislarry, i couldn't agree more about the refs. yes, they gifted us that make-up no-call on Pacman-what ref would call that on Thug Life hehe- but am I the ONLY one who noticed that Dallas' left tackle moved early on that 3rd down play where they called Carlos for def holding to keep the drive alive???? And Rabach's holding penalty to wipe out a TD, I didn't see it. And I don't thikn they called ONE hold on Dallas O-line the whole game, yea that's fair. Oh well, doesn't really matter because unless I'm dreaming, we just beat the Cowboys in "BIG D"!!!!

HTTR

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | September 29, 2008 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Somebody please research this Scamp. if you have time.

How many other teams will have played 3 road division games in the first 5 weeks.

F the NFL for this scheduling, Dallas has not played a road division game yet.

If we take this one from Philly. we have a good chance to go 5-1 in the div.

Posted by: Flounder21 | September 29, 2008 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Denver and Oakland both play there 3 division rivals in the first 5 weeks. Both have 2 on the road and 1 at home.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | September 29, 2008 12:31 PM | Report abuse

Flounder, i hear you but now it's looking to be a good thing...love the fact that we will have 3 div home games late and will have broken serve at least once, maybe twice if Malcolm Kelly can buy Garmin this week and find his way onto the field. Maybe a "Tourist's Guide to Philly" map? A compass? Oh, and maybe some heart too. That would help. JC is in a major groove - if we can give him a big, tall weapon to exploit their smallish but solid corners, that could be huge. CMON MALCOLM, STRAP IT ON!!!
HTTR

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | September 29, 2008 12:39 PM | Report abuse

HTTR!! & oh yeah, for Truth, ....roll tide! The SEC is the NFC East of college football. Alabama has some oline & dline guys I wouldn't mind see wearing burgundy and gold one day.

Posted by: will_ga | September 29, 2008 12:44 PM | Report abuse

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