The Sunday Night Football primetime matchup in Week 6 of the NFL puts the NFC East on the national stage. The Washington Redskins will visit the Dallas Cowboys, with kickoff set for 8:30 pm ET on NBC.
Sun., Oct. 13th, 2013 @ 8:30pm ET
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
- Who’s Favored?
DAL by 5.5 ~ 52.5 o/u @ BetOnline
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It’s not exactly clear how the NFC East will finish, with there being roughly 11 more games to be played on the schedule. But it’s shaping up like the team over .500 in the division might be able to get the title and reach the playoffs. Neither the Redskins, Cowboys, Eagles, and especially the Giants have shown that they are legit Super Bowl contenders. But fortunately for them they all reside in the same division.
Dallas gave Denver all it could handle last week though, losing in a shootout 51-48 in which quarterback Tony Romo amassed over 500 yards through the air. Of course most only remember the critical interception he threw last; not the 51 points the defense surrendered to Peyton Manning.
One thing the Cowboys did show is that they can be very good offensively. This might be a favorable matchup against a Washington team that ranks 28th against the pass and 31st against the rush. In short, the Redskins can’t stop anyone.
On offense for Washington, quarterback Robert Griffin III is still trying to find his rhythm. The team finally broke through with it first win in their last game, and had a bye week to enjoy it and prepare for this matchup.
The defense for the Redskins is going to have to step up. This is a critical matchup for Washington to stay in the division race. Pulling to 2-3 on the season would be far better than falling to 1-4. Especially when the next two opponents on the schedule are Chicago and Denver. Things don’t get easier.