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History Doesn’t Bode Well for Cowboys Chances Against Redskins

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And so it all comes down to the final game of the season….again.  The Dallas Cowboys will travel to take on the Washington Redskins in a winner-take-the-NFC-East showdown.  The ‘Skins still have an outside chance to make the playoffs as a wild card team if they lose on Sunday, but the Cowboys must win to get into the dance.

I’m a huge Cowboys fan, always have been, so I’ve been around the silver and blue long enough to realize that recent history doesn’t make Cowboy’s fans brim with confidence. Two times in the last 5 seasons Dallas has faced the same situation, and wouldn’t you know that both games were on the road and against division rivals.

In 2008, it was the Philadelphia Eagles who demolished the Cowboys 44-6 to take the playoff spot from Dallas, and then last year it was the Giants who manhandled the Cowboys 31-14 to lay claim to the last playoff spot and eventually win the Super Bowl. Those two blow outs cause me great concern because it tells me that the Cowboys just couldn’t rise to the level of the game, that’s usually a mental issue and I’m just not sure Dallas has figured out how to get past that hurdle.

I am impressed with how much the Cowboys have responded well in the 2nd halves of games this year, and I’m hoping that the Pro Bowl snubs to Tony Romo and Dez Bryant might bring an extra chip on the shoulder for the Cowboys into this game.

The experts are saying that the Redskins are a 3 point favorite.  If I were a betting man…well, really I am…if I had the money, I would take the Redskins and give up the 3 points.

Final score -  Washington 37  Cowboys 24

I sure hope I’m wrong.

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