The Cowboys sure don’t want the Redskins to be able to claim they beat the Cowboys twice this year. It’s a divisional rival, and there is a lot of pride at stake. The game is on the road and the Cowboys boast a perfect 7-0 record on the road. A loss to the 4-11 Redskins would kill all the momentum they have going into the playoffs, but a win, a win would keep the momentum going strong into the playoffs for a deep playoff run.
Sure, I understand that the Cowboys could lose Tony Romo, Dez Bryant, center Travis Frederick, offensive tackle Tyron Smith, and offensive guard Zack Martin, to an injury, all of whom made the Pro Bowl this year. But the game of football is risky. The Cowboys could finish the regular season with 12 wins, after three straight years of finishing 8-8 they could possibly be tied with New England with the the best record in the NFL.
And yes, the last two times the Cowboys faced the Redskins, Tony Romo didn’t play in the games following due to injury, but it’s a risk. And that is just what the Cowboys head Coach, Jason Garrett is going to do, he is going to play his starters and try to win this meaningless game against the Redskins on Sunday and then prepare his team for their next game, a playoff game. You’re either all in or not in at all.
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