September 12, 2010

Redskins Vs. Cowboys: Fourth Quarter Analysis

12:29-Apologies for the delay had to get downstairs for the postgame festivities.

Incredible finish to a game which appeared to be Dallas' until the clock read 0:00. Alex Barron was finally caught mugging Brian Orakpo. This particular occurrence had happened at least half a dozen times earlier in the game, but Barron got caught at the wrong time as the Cowboys scored on the last play of the game only to have it called back due to Barron infraction.

Not a pretty game, but as head coach Mike Shanahan said in his presser "in the end you've gotta find a way to win and that's what we did today."

Complete analysis coming at you shortly.

11:24-The Redskins just wrapped up a 10-play, 46-yard drive with a 49-yard field goal by Graham Gano. Clutch kick by the youngster, but the 'Skins only lead by six. Nerves have to be setting in here. The Redskins have let these games slip away before.

All on the defense because the Redskins have just one timeout left.

11:11-Huge third down conversion there by Moss. The Redskins are 3-12 on 3rd downs.

11:05-Another unproductive drive and the Redskins will kick it back to the Cowboys. Washington has just 194 yards of offense compared to 302 yards for Dallas. If the 'Skins pull this out, they will have gotten away with one.

But we'll take it right?

11:00-The Cowboys are shooting themselves in the foot with penalties. A holding penalty negated a key third down conversion and the Redskins have the ball back with just under 10 minutes to play. The Redskins need to milk the clock and hopefully extend this tenuous 10-7 lead.

10:50-Trent Williams finally surrenders a sack to DeMarcus Ware and you have to feel the Redskins have lost their grip on this game. They haven't scored on offense since the first drive and now Dallas has momentum.

The defense will need to come up big again, but they have to be getting tired. Dallas has held the ball for 26:26 while the 'Skins have held it for just 19:52.

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