September 12, 2010

Redskins Vs. Cowboys Live Blog: Pregame Notes

8:23-Redskins being introduced and fans screaming, "WE WANT DALLAS!" This is turning into a must-win for the Redskins. Full house, national TV. Pressure's on.

8:17-Cheerleaders and Marching Band on the field pumping up the crowd. Players getting ready to be introduced. It's as close as it gets to gametime in the Nation's Capital!

8:03-Celebrities abound tonight at Fedex Field. Lebron James and Chris Paul decided to show up while DC rapper Wale continues to rep the 'Skins. Dale Earnhardt Jr., a longtime Redskins fan, is here as well. Two Washington Capitals are also present right before they kick off training camp in Arlington next week. Forward Mike Knuble and center David Steckel. Good karma all around (minus King James).

Hey guys going to be updating all night live from Fedex Field for this Redskins-Cowboys tilt. The Mike Shanahan era is about an hour away from kicking off and the tailgate today was legendary. I caught up with some Extreme Skins tailgaters among others and I think people are expecting a win tonight.

And why not considering the Cowboys are missing two starters on the offensive line in Marc Colombo and Kyle Kosier plus replacing the departed Flozell Adams with an inexperienced left tackle in Doug Free.

The Cowboys could go through a season like the Redskins did last year if their line crumbles. It's already falling apart, and the Redskins have to be excited to show off their new 3-4 pass rush.

However, the new defense and new coach take a backseat to the new look. The Redskins are rocking their  traditional burgundy jerseys, but with gold pants. The pants are more of a yellow than gold, but they still look great. Very sharp.

Plus, if Donovan McNabb can pull out a win tonight he will get an early leg up on Kevin Kolb who was injured today and managed just 24 yards passing before leaving today's game against Green Bay. If McNabb plays well tonight, the city of Philadelphia might tear itself apart tomorrow morning.

The rain has stopped as we approach gametime. The inactives have been announced. Let's get it started!

My prediction: The Redskins win thanks in part to a pass rush the patchwork Cowboys line won't be able to protect against. It will be close, but the 'Skins will pull it out 24-21.

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