Sep 29, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) after a first down during the first half against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Jakes Takes: Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys

Oct 6, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys receiver Cole Beasley (11) celebrates a touchdown with teammates against the Denver Broncos at AT

This a huge game for both teams, if the Redskins win this game then there will be a pitiful log jam atop the NFC East.  If the Cowboys can win this game then they could keep some distance between the two teams and perhaps build some confidence.

It never seems to matter how bad the Skins are, they always seem to give the Cowboys a battle ( atleast under Shanahan).  I expect this to be a hard fought game with both teams pulling no punches.  The Redskins offense is not as dynamic as last year but they could find their stride at some point.  The Redskins have some issues on defense but if I were the Cowboys I wouldn’t poke any fun at that.

Dallas has had a rough go on the defensive side of the ball but it can’t get any worse.  I am sure that Monte and Company will figure something out.  They must, they atleast have to slow teams down somewhat.  It has been too easy for opposing offenses and quite frankly I can barely watch.

For Dallas on offense, lets hope they take something away from the Broncos game.  The offense looked sharp and Romo has never looked better. If they can continue to attack opposing defenses then they have a chance in any game against any opponent.  If the defense can settle down some in the coming weeks then the Cowboys can make a run.

The defense wont have to worry about RGIII running as much as the meetings last year, but they also cant give him all day to pick them apart.  They key for this defence in this game is to stop the Redskins rushing attack.  The Broncos ran all over them and that cant happen this weekend, they have to keep Washington one dimensional.

On offense it is simple, cut down the penalties and continue to air it out.  They need to jump on the Skins early and keep it coming.

Key Cowboy:  Tony Romo, until this defence gets it’s things in order, Tony Romo is their only hope.  He has to play his best ball the rest of the way and he has to attack.  Dallas still has to run the ball but this season is on Tony’s right arm.

Prediction: Cowboys beat The Redskins 30-20

Tags: Dallas Cowboys Monte Kiffin Robert Griffin III Tony Romo

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