So, the Redskins hosted Dallas this weekend in a rematch of a division rivalry that saw the Redskins lose, in Dallas, to the Cowboys earlier this year. That wasn’t really a shocker to me. Any time these teams meet up, there’s always a chance that either team can win. It doesn’t matter if one is undefeated and the other is winless, records go out the window anytime it’s Redskins vs. Cowboys.
Unfortunately, in the series history, the Cowboys have beaten the Redskins 62 times to 40 times with 2 ties. That’s pretty lopsided if you just look at that statistic. That’s not quite an even split, if you know basic math. So any time this game comes up on the schedule, fans of either team are circling it on their calendars, making special plans to view it and root for their team to be victorious. As I do. And this year, I’ve been shit on exactly twice.
Yesterday’s game, going in, I knew the Redskins were going to get beaten. I just felt it in my heart. They’ve been bad lately, and getting worse. The Cowboys, conversely, have been getting more consistent each week and winning with confidence. My only hope was that we’d have a close game, to be honest. Hell, even the Las Vegas Sportsbooks had this game with Dallas at minus 8. That means the Redskins, as far as the sportsbook was concerned) were being spotted 8 points in this game. That’s almost unheard of.
So, the game starts, and the officiating is horrible. I think they should have a reserve crew of officials on hand at every game and switch their asses out if they make 2 bad calls throughout the day. Even the announcers disagreed with the calls. There were questionable holding penalties on the offense, and when the Dallas defense would all but have forced buttsex with our receivers, all that was called was “Defensive Holding”. It used to be interference didn’t it?
Anyhow, we manage to get to the 4th quarter, down by 7 and the Redskins being led by Sexy Rexy manage to drive down the field and tie the game to force it into overtime. FINALLY, I’m thinking, we have a chance to not only break this losing streak, but to beat Dallas so I don’t have to hear shit from all my asshole Dallas friends. We get close, and our kicker misses the game winning field goal. Just like he did earlier in the game and could have given us enough points to win without going into overtime. Graham Gano is likely going to be booted to the curb real soon.
The Cowboys take possession and drive down the field. They’re out of time outs and lining up for a game winning field goal of their own. The play clock nears zero, Tony Romo tries to call a time out that they don’t have and should have been assessed a delay of game penalty and moved back 5 yards. (remember this it’s important) But instead, for some reason only known to Satan and Shanahan, the Redskins called a time out right before the play clock expired to give Dallas a freebie and avoid the penalty. They line back up, kick the game winner and once again the Redskins lose.
Remember that 5 yard delay-of-game penalty? If you watched the kick that won the game, you’d know if he had to back up 5 yards and make that exact same kick, it wouldn’t have been good and the game would have continued, the Redskins would have regained possession of the ball and had a chance to win it in spite of themselves and some horrid officiating. But nah, who wants that? Shanahan must have thought he’d be charged for the Time Out anyways, so he might as well use it.
I almost put my fist into my TV I was so mad. This is why the Redskins cannot win games. Pitiful decision making from the top down. And DeAngelo Hall. F*ck that guy.