Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Colt McCoy Leads Redskins Past Cowboys
The Washington Redskins earned their third win Monday night after beating the now 6-2 Cowboys in overtime. McCoy had an amazing game spreading the ball well, stretching the Dallas defense. The former Texas star may have earned the starting quarterback job even if RGIII does come back in week 9. Alfred Morris had a great game rushing, which opened the passing game for McCoy. Tony Romo was injured, but later came back in the 4th quarter. Romo threw a tragic interception on 4th and 3 on a crucial Cowboys' drive that had the potential to win or tie the game. DeMarco Murray had yet another 100+ yard game running the ball, making that his eight consecutive game. McCoy has taken advantage of Head Coach Jay Gruden's obvious disappointment of Kirk Cousins's and Robert Griffin's play. The Redskins defense also came up big against a high-powered offense, and even though they weren't able to keep Murray from crossing 100 yards, they showed up with a majestic pass rush that would have even scared Joe Montana into throwing an interception. The defensive backs did a good job covering their wide receivers. Dez Bryant's game can be awarded to his size and explosiveness that no defensive back in the NFL can overcome. The Redskins have a bright future with McCoy under center.