The Dallas Cowboys experienced quite an emotional game in week five. They were two-score underdogs going up against the high-flying Denver Broncos, but the Cowboys stood toe-to-toe with them for nearly the entire contest. A late-game interception from Tony Romo ultimately sealed the Cowboys’ fate, but when you consider the expectations coming into the contest, week five was really a victory of sorts for Dallas. Moral victories are definitely overrated in the world of sports, but if there is such a thing, the Cowboys notched one last weekend.
The good news coming out of that game was two-fold. First of all, Dallas discovered it could hang with the league’s best. Secondly, after the sting of the defeat wore off, the reality that they play in the NFC East sunk back in. Even at 2-3, the Cowboys are in a tie for first place. Now they have a showdown looming with the last place Washington Redskins, and with it comes a very solid chance to get back on track.
Road games in the NFL are never easy, especially in division games, but the Cowboys are six-point favorites for a reason – the Redskins have a terrible secondary that Romo should pick apart. Thus far in 2013, Washington is giving up nearly 300 yards per game through the air.
I believe the Cowboys high-powered offense will simply be too much for Mike Shanahan‘s crew to handle. Even if Robert Griffin III has his best game of the season, the Redskins aren’t going to be able to match points with the Cowboys. If all of that plays out on the field Sunday, Romo and Cowboys will forget all about the disappointment that was week five.