The Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys week 6 Sunday Night Football game on NBC (not ESPN) tonight could be a shootout if these two NFC East rivals play up to their lack of defensive potential. Both teams have losing records at 1-3 and 2-3, respectively, but they’re miraculously playing in a weak division that is still up for grabs.
Last week the Cowboys were part of arguably the most thrilling game on the NFL schedule thus far this season. Cowboy quarterback Tony Romo went head to head with Peyton Manning and might have come out victorious had the Broncos defense gotten one more stop. It’s not often a team scores 48 points and loses the game. Watch NFL Sunday Night Football Redskins at Cowboys live free online streaming instructions are available via the link below.
Romo was on fire against a weak Broncos secondary and set a Cowboys franchise record with 506 yards through the air. He also threw five touchdown passes, but tossed a costly interception at the two minute warning that set up Peyton Manning to orchestrate a final drive that lead to the winning field goal. It was, without a doubt, the best game of Romo’s career.
It will be hard for the Cowboys to win games if their defense cannot get its act together. They gave up 517 total yards to the Broncos in that loss, and another 506 yards the week before against a weaker Chargers team. Opponents are moving the ball against them almost at will and it has led to the Cowboys defense being ranked near the bottom of the NFL by giving up an average of 409.2 yards per game.
Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has had issues getting his mojo back since tearing his ACL in last year’s playoffs and rehabbing over the offseason. He has been far less willing to run, and that has allowed opposing defenses to cue more on the pass and shut it down.
Last week the Redskins beat the Raiders and Griffin had his best all-around game of the season. He tallied 227 yards through the air and threw a touchdown pass. More importantly, he didn’t force any passes and threw no interceptions, nor did he cough up any fumbles.
What’s crazy about the Redskins and Cowboys game tonight is although both teams have losing records, the Cowboys are tied with the Eagles for tops in the division and the Redskins are only a half game back. The winner of tonight’s game will take the NFC East lead, and that seems almost impossible for the Redskins considering how poorly they have played this season. Yet here they are, one win away from looking down on their rivals.
Tonight’s NFL Sunday Night Football game between the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys will kick off in primetime at a start time of 8:30pm EST / 5:30 PST from FedEx Field on NBC in high definition (HD). NBC Sports offers free online live streaming access to some of tonight’s action here at their official website on cell phones, iPads and tablets, computers and other Internet devices.
The Cowboys are the clear favorites to win this game, especially after their offense let loose last week against the Broncos. However, the Redskins defense was able to step up last week and might force Romo into some turnovers. I’ll be in the minority, but I think the Redskins pull out of a close 23-20 win against the odds.