Sunday marks the final game of the season and this is the last chance the Dallas Cowboys will have to prove their worth. The team will play host to the Washington Redskins who will be entering Week 17 competition with eight wins and seven losses.
Despite the Cowboys’ depressing 4-11 record, Jerry Jones believes that the team is closer to contention than what the numbers indicate. He’s confident that each player has the potential to win games and Jones even assured them that there will not be drastic personnel changes in the months ahead.
After seeing Kellen Moore’s performance last week, Jason Garrett assured that he will be the team’s offensive leader for their season finale. Garrett saw how Moore handled the pressure from the opposing team and he thinks the quarterback did well. The squad’s running game was good and their passing game made some strides but their inability to sustain drives led to no touchdowns for the game. The head coach is hoping to see improvement against the Redskins.
Fans expect to see younger players from the Cowboys roster this Sunday since many of the veterans are suffering with injuries. David Irving fractured his wrist while Barry Church broke his right arm in their 16-6 loss to the Bills. Both players have been placed on injured reserve list, along with WR Dez Bryant, who had been dealing with ankle and knee injuries. CB Morris Claiborne is still nursing an injured hamstring.
On the brighter side, Devin Street is feeling better now after sustaining a concussion Sunday afternoon. The receiver is going through concussion protocol and everyone is hoping for a quick recovery. Meanwhile, the team anticipates Jeremy Mincey to be back in action this weekend.
Coming off a victory against Philadelphia on Saturday night, the Washington Redskins have clinched the NFC East division title. It’ll be their first time to reach the playoffs since 2012. But considering the Dallas Cowboys’ current standing, the upcoming battle at the AT&T Stadium may not give them much to play for. Nonetheless, many are curious whether Redskins coach Jay Gruden will choose to bench his key players this weekend or try to compete with full force.