Monday, December 7, 2015

Can the Redskins Massacre the Cowboys?

The 3-8 Cowboys kick off to the 5-6 Redskins at 8:30 PM at Fedex Field .  Into the endzone, out to the 20. Cousins sacked on the first down, and back to the 15.  The Redskins are quickly forced to punt, and the Cowboys. Cowboys penalty on the return, another kick, and the Cowboys take it to the 50 with a 22 yd return, and lose 10 yards to another penalty, and start at the 34.

Redskins recovers a McFadden fumble at the 38. Uugly so far. Redskins end up punting, and down it at the 4 yard line.

Arlington Democrats want Redskins (name, not team) gone
The Arlington County Democratic Committee on Dec. 2 passed a resolution – although not unanimously – calling on Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to change the name of the team.

The reason? “It’s offensive,” said party chairman Kip Malinosky, who wouldn’t say the name during the discussion.
 That must make it hard to talk about.

4th and 5 from the 9. Cowboys punt, and Redskins commit a penalty on the return, lose 10 yards. Redskins take over at their 37.
The party joins the Arlington County Board, which in May voted 3-0 seeking a renaming of the team. Two board members – Libby Garvey and John Vihstadt – abstained, saying the matter was not the business of the county government, but the trio of Walter Tejada, Jay Fisette and Mary Hynes countered that it was.

Another Redskin penalty pushes them back another 5. Sigh. . . Yet another "3 and out." Kick to the sidelines, at the Cowboys 35.
During a back-and-forth at the Democratic Committee meeting, several of the rank-and-file voiced concerns that the party shouldn’t interfere with operation of a private business, and suggested nobody would take the resolution particularly seriously.
 What? Voices of reason in the Democrats?

What! The Cowboys made a first down, up to their 48. But go nowhere, and punt. This is getting dull.
The D.C. City Council in 2013 went on record seeking a name change, but both Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (who has hopes of enticing the Redskins to Northern Virginia) and Maryland leaders (who currently host the team) largely have tiptoed around the issue.

Snyder has said consistently he will not change the name, and supporters of retaining the name say it pays tribute to, rather than disparages, Native Americans.
Not if they don't start playing better. . .

Redskins from the 31, then Cousins sacked. Redskins punt, Cowboys collect it around their 40. I think the dog needs grooming.

2015 NFL Week 11 Wrap: Redskins’ name is the least of their worries
We’re used to this by now: From time to time, some court decision or some comment from (insert name of relevant public figure here), or a public protest brings the controversy over the Washington Redskins’ nickname back to the forefront.
Maybe the windows need washing?  Cowboys go 3 and out. . .  End of the first quarter.  Is there a machine to speed time up? Still no score. A team would actually have to advance the ball to score.
What we’re not used to is an actual Redskins player bringing it up.

Defensive end Jason Hatcher was particularly peeved in the wake of the ‘Skins’ embarrassing beatdown in Carolina, and his target didn’t wear burgundy and gold. They wore black and white stripes, and he went in hard on the zebras.
Wow! Cousins complete at pass to Garcon, facemask penalty on the Cowgirls, down to the 35 and then to the 33. Progress! Redskins penalty send them back to the 50ish. Third and 17. Time for another punt! Touchback. Cowboys at the 20.
“I’m not saying this out of character to get fined, but it is what it is. I don’t know if it’s about the name or what, but at the same time, we play football too. We work our butt off too. Don’t single us out. At the end of the day, it’s the name. Don’t worry about the name — we players and we work our butt off too. I’m just frustrated with it. We shouldn’t have to be punished for that. It’s been every game, calls after calls that should’ve been made in our favor, but it goes to them. It’s just not right. We in the league too. We’re National Football players. We got a team too. We go out there, and we sweat and work hard too. I don’t give a crap about the name. We are players. We’ve got feelings too, and we want to win too.”
False start on Cowboys, 5 yds back.  Kessel sacked. Pass to Witten for a first down! Another first down to Whitten. at the 30. Pass to Williams down to the Redskin's 22. Stopped, Cowboys to attempt field goal. Flags push it back to the 38.  Kick is good. 3-0 Cowboys.
You’d think he’d moonwalk off that statement after some time to cool down, right?

Nope. He doubled down on Instagram.
Yeah, the officiating sucked, but it didn't make the difference.

Redskins return the ball to their own 15. Pass to Reed for a first down! just past the 27. Jones gets a running first down! to the 37 ish. Ineligible receiver brings them back 5. Cousins pass to Jackson for another first down. 2 minute warning. Garcon catches a first down pass at the Cowboys 32! Jackson for 7 more. Jackson first down called back on offensive pass interference on Garcon. Ugh. Thompson catches a pass but not enough. 45 yard field goal attempt coming. It's good, 3-3, at the end of the half.

Kickoff goes into the end zone, Cowboys to take at the 20. Washington recovers a fumble at the Cowboys 41. Garcon catches a pass for 8 yards. Jones up the middle for a first down at the 25. Jones down to the 15, a little short. Cowboys stuff the Redskins on third and 1. Field goal, 6-3 Redskins.

From the 20, Williams catches a pass for the Cowboys, out to the 45. Flags all over the place. First down on pass interference. And then another. Witten for another first down at the 22. From third and 1 to fourth and 5. Field goal attempt is good, game tied at 6-6.

Redskins to their 23 on the kickoff. Jones gets the first down, and then some. Redskins get a first down on holding, out to the 43. Reed catches a pass, out to the 35.

End of the third quarter. Not enough, Redskins forced to attempt a 46 yard field goal kick, good. 9-6 Redskins.

Cowboys take it at the 20, and move it rapidly out past the 30. Another Cassel pass for a first down at the 43.

Redskins strip a long pass at their own 37, and recover. Review confirms.

Pass to Crowder for first down at the the Cowboys 40. Another first down to Jackson on a broken play. No more progress, Redskins attempt field goal, and miss. Still 9-6 Redskins.

Cowboys into Redskins territory. Des Bryant catches a long pass at the 3. 5:45 left. Cowboys denied! Field goal is good, tie game 9-9.

Redskins to the 30 on the kickoff.

Redskins go nowhere, and punt. Cowboys recover at the 32. First down at the 42.

2 minute warning.

Cowboys stopped, and forced to punt. Redskin's Jackson fumbles on the run back, Cowboys recover on the 15. 1:26 left, with the Cowboys in field goal position. McFadden runs out of bounds near the 7. McFadden scores. Kick is good, 16-9 Cowboys.

1:14 left, and Skye REALLY wants a walk. . .

Redskins down to Cowboys 33 with a minute left.

Jackson catches a long TD pass in the end zone. Kick is good. Game tied at 16-16. OK, I have to take a dog walk break. . .

Dog walk accomplished.

And I find out the Redskins lost with 9 seconds to a field goal. . . 19-6 Cowboys.
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