Washington Football Team: The Good, Bad, WTF Against the Dallas Cowboys
Week seven for the Washington Football Team came at just the right time. The team was facing a five-game losing streak after a strong opening week win against the Philadelphia Eagles. Having made a change at QB three weeks ago the team was on the up. It was this stretch of games that Head Coach Ron Rivera was pointing at to turn the season around. Therefore, the game on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys was a much-needed victory. One that may just send this team in the right direction. With Washington headed for their bye week in week eight, we look at the Good, Bad, and WTF from Sunday’s win over the Cowboys.
Allen is showing why Rivera made the QB switch. He does have a good grasp of the offense and will make plays with his legs. That is something that Dwayne Haskins was not doing during the first four games of the season. Allen finished yesterday’s game 15 of 25 for 194 yards and 2 TDs. He did not turn the ball over on the day. That is the biggest improvement in his game. There will be an occasional mistake that happens, but if Allen can avoid the game killer then the Washington offense should be safe.
The defense of the Washington Football Team is coming into its own. They held the Dallas Cowboys offense to just 142 total yards. Ezekiel Elliott, one of the best RBs in the league had just 45 yards on 12 carries. The defense held Andy Dalton to just 75 passing yards before going out with a concussion. If the Washington defense continues to find their legs, this football team will be able to win some unexpected games down the stretch.
Gibson had the first 100-yard game of his career. It was also one of the few games in which Offensive Coordinator Scott Turner stuck to the run throughout the game. Gibson was able to break off several big runs on the day. He averaged 6.4 yards per carry. His longest run of the day was 40 yards. This is what Washington needs from their young back to help keep the offense on the field and the defense fresh.
The play of Landon Collins was not what was bad. He was playing his best game of the season. The bad thing is losing him for the season. Reports are out that Collins tore his Achilles tendon on Sunday vs the Cowboys. While he was having a rough season up until yesterday, he looked like he may be turning the corner back to what the Washington Football Team envisioned he would be when they signed him as a free agent. Now it will be up to Deshazor Everett, Troy Apke, Kamren Curl, and maybe Kendall Fuller to fill that void.
Jon Bostic Hit
The hit by Jon Bostic on Andy Dalton was so uncalled for. Even being a diehard Washington fan and Dallas Cowboys hater, there was no need for it. The team was in a good position to get the ball back after a failed third down. Reports are out that Bostic will not face a suspension. However, he will face a solid fine for his actions.
The Washington Football Team heads for their bye week. They currently sit in second place in the NFC East. ½ game behind the Eagles. With games coming up against the New York Giants, Detroit Lions, Cincinnati Bengals, and Dallas Cowboys, this team could make some waves. Getting into the playoffs was not a goal at the beginning of the season. Nonetheless, it should be now and going forward.
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