We’re two weeks out from the 2019 regular season beginning for the Dallas Cowboys. This means that we’re three weeks away from Week 2 of regular season play.
Why is this significant? Week 2 will provide for the first road game of the season for the Cowboys, an instance where they’ll be wearing their blue jerseys mind you, and they’ll be taking on the Washington Redskins. It will be their second division game to start the season (an underrated detail in terms of how important a fast start is).
Washington head coach Jay Gruden seems like he could be in his last year with the team if things don’t turn around quickly, and they’ve got a carousel of quarterbacks to spin through after the horrific injury that Alex Smith suffered a year ago.
This left many people wondering who Washington would choose to start under center when the football started to matter for real. They answered that question on Sunday when they announced that Case Keenum would indeed be QB1.
.@casekeenum has been named starting QB pic.twitter.com/bAzriOkjK2— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) August 25, 2019
2019 is Keenum’s first year in our nation’s capital as Washington traded for him over the offseason. The last quarterback that they put out against the Cowboys (on Thanksgiving Day last year) was Colt McCoy who has had his moments in the NFL (however few, one incidentally against the Cowboys), but everybody has been wondering about rookie Dwayne Haskins.
It seems as if Washington is intent on giving Haskins as much time as he can to acclimate to the NFL level and honestly that’s smart. It’s not like they’re going to really contend this season and with a horrible offensive line (not to mention the best player on it currently at odds with the team) it isn’t exactly a conducive environment for a rookie.
Barring something drastic it seems as if Keenum will be the starter when the Cowboys visit Washington in Week 2, and he’s never faced off against America’s Team. Considering Dallas will likely draw Eli Manning in the season opener they are getting two below-average quarterbacks to begin their season, both of which are division games. That’s promising.