Bradie James is enforcing the 12-hour rule, which is the oldest cliché in the NFL football book. Well, not really. I think - you can't win if you commit costly penalties and turn the ball over - is the oldest one in the book. Whatever, the point is - forget about last week, except when you can learn from it.
Hallelujah, that's what I'm talking about.
But in the spirit of the 12-hour rule, let's start talking about the Deadskins. This game is important, I mean really important. NFC divisional game, at home, against your biggest rival, with the possibility of 0-2 on the horizon. The Cowboys have to come through on Sunday, or the bye week will be hell week.
If the Cowboys need any additional motivation, this ought to do it.
Ugh, how many times have we talked about that game?
The Deadskins come in with their own wounds to lick. While Dallas went on the road and played an AFC playoff team from a year ago with a 12-4 record; the Skins lost, at home, to a NFC team. That rates as a much worse loss than ours. The strength of the team, the defense, gave up an embarrassing number of 3rd down conversions.
Wow, that's over 50% on 3rd down. But I can tell you one thing, our secondary better cover better this week than it did last week.