I’ve got to give credit to the Redskins defensive unit for stepping up and making some huge plays to keep the Cowboys at bay. Defensive coordinator Jim Hasslett put together a solid game plan that kept the heat turned up on QB Tony Romo all night long. That pressure led to three interceptions and numerous other misfires by the ‘Boys QB.
Rookie QB RG3 didn’t have his typical monster game, but he didn’t have too on this night, fellow rookie Morris, and the suddenly stingy defense had things under control. RG3 made some timely plays with his legs and converted some crucial passes to help extend some drives, but Morris did the heavy lifting by gashing the ‘Boys for 200 yards on the ground and three TD’s.
I’ve got to tell you that I’m extremely impressed at how much improvement the Redskins defensive unit has made over the second half of this season. The unit on the field that was harrassing Romo into mistake after mistake with a division title on the line was head and shoulders better than the one that was shredded on a weekly basis during the team’s 3-6 start to the season.
Another player who really stepped up and played great football was CB DeAngelo Hall who was locked in a battle with WR Dez Bryant. Hall’s been playing well recently and his work against the tough Cowboys WR last night was huge.
Veteran LB London Fletcher flew around the field like a heat seeking missile last night imploding anything with a blue star on it. Fletcher’s been playing like a man on a mission in recent weeks.
Now the Redskins will host the Seattle Seahawks next Sunday afternoon in the final game on the NFL’s Wildcard Weekend schedule.