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Redskins-Cowboys Predictions

Hey, this went pretty well last week, so let’s do it again.

The way it works is the Mr. Irrelevant staff posts its predictions before each game, and you’re encouraged to do the same in the comments. Whichever reader comes closest to predicting the outcome (winner plus score) gets to post whatever they want the following week.

Andy Peden: Redskins, 23-20

Instead of Moss scoring two TDs on MNF, it’s Fred Davis. Dallas finishes the game with Romo, Austin, Jones and Bryant all on the bench. It’s an ugly game but Skins win. Buy Levitra online

Matt Terl: Redskins, 14-13

Six years and one week after the Monday Night Miracle, but the score, the top receiver, and the jersey number of the Skins quarterback all remain the same.

JP Finlay: Redskins, 27-24

I agonized over this. My first post had Dallas 27, Redskins 24. But then I thought about it more and replayed last week in my head. The Dallas O-line is banged up. Tony Romo is banged up. Kerrakpo will own these fools. Rex does his usual with a pair of TDs and and a pair of picks, but the run game down the stretch wins it for the Skins. Helu gets the late carries too, not Hightower.

Chris Mottram: Cowboys, 27-24

Everything about the Redskins has been better than the Cowboys so far this season. Obviously, their record (although Dallas did have to play the Jets in Week 1), but Washington has also been superior statistically on both sides. Their “traditional” stats favor the Skins, but more importantly, the Skins have the advantage in Football Outsiders’ advanced team efficiency VOA stat — Skins 11.6%, Dallas -2.0%. Granted, that doesn’t take into account the opposition until Week 4. Acyclovir

But enough numbers, nerd, let’s talk GRIDIRON! What’s that? Half the Cowboys’ starters on offense might not play? Well then, that makes it damn near impossible to predict what might happen on Monday. Tony Romo, Dez Bryant, and Felix Jones are all in question, and Austin Miles is out. Jon Kitna throwing to Jesse Holley and Kevin Ogletree changes things a bit.

So, basically, I have no f’ing idea what’s going to happen. But for the sake of reverse jinx, I’ll go Redskins 24, Cowboys 27. Really, the biggest detriment to Washington’s chances is that it’s their first road game of the season, and it’s in Dallas on Monday Night Football. That’s tough to overcome regardless of who plays for the other team.

Todd Davis: Redskins, 24-20.

Brief John Beck sighting (think Ware v. Brown/Williams).

Jack Kogod: Redskins, 23-16

Me: Redskins, 20-13

Composite prediction: Redskins, 22-19

D.C. sports fan and digital media guy that's been doing this since 2004. Once threw a football further than Chris Cooley.



  1. AllAlongTheHightower

    September 25, 2011 at 11:54 PM

    Skins, 28-21. Rak’s post game interview…”Ribs. I had ribs for lunch. That’s why I’m doing this.”

  2. FedEx Al

    September 26, 2011 at 12:05 AM

    I hate when the Skins play Dallas on MNF. And most of the week I had in my mind that the Skins would lose this one. Y’know a classic thing the Skins would do. But I just got a feeling that maybe, just maybe they are a legit team who can compete in the NFCE.

    27-21 Skins.
    Remember Grossman makes his typical 1-2 mistakes a game, but so does Romo. The team that takes the most advantage wins.

  3. dlv54

    September 26, 2011 at 10:17 AM

    Skins 38 Boys 10. Brandon Banks scores on a punt return and the defense adds a pick-6. Its not close after the first period. Skins show the last 12+ years of sucking (generally, and particularly during primetime) are finally over. Hail!

  4. Jim Ed

    September 26, 2011 at 10:23 AM

    21-17 redskins. Rex throws a brutal pick in Cowboys territory in the 1st half that leads to a score, but Romo reciprocates by trying to thread one deep in the closing minutes of the game while driving the Cowboys downfield, and walks off the field with that stupid “huh, did I mess something up? Oh well, I’ll play 18 tommorow and forget all about it” smile plastered on his face.

    Skins go into victory formation; national pundits still aren’t sold on us tuesday morning while Larry Michael starts booking hotel rooms in Indy by the dozen.

  5. Brendan

    September 26, 2011 at 12:46 PM

    24-14 Skins. Fred Davis continues his hot-streak, Helu doesn’t start but quickly becomes the hot-hand, Skins front 7 own Dallas’ o-line, D-Ware owns skins o-line unless we give give our tackles some help, and this will become the next body-bag game. Romo/Jones/Dez do not play, for the good of your family, do not play.

  6. Discocullen

    September 26, 2011 at 2:29 PM

    Redskins 28 Cowboys 21. Redskins get a safety and Beck throws a touchdown

  7. Rob I.

    September 26, 2011 at 3:20 PM

    Are non-Redskins fans allowed to wager? I say Redskins 38, Cowboys 3.

  8. CWBYH8R

    September 26, 2011 at 3:29 PM

    I was going to go 45-10 Redskins but I really dont see Gano making that kick so I’ll go 42-10.


  9. ~AD

    September 26, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    It won’t be pretty, but the Skins D creates a few turnovers and the team pulls it out.

  10. kcnp

    September 26, 2011 at 3:53 PM

    Redskins 34
    cowgirls 16

  11. Joel

    September 26, 2011 at 3:57 PM

    Cowboys 20, Redskins 16. Ware gets 2 sacks and abuses Trent Williams all game long. Hightower has his first fumble of the season. Skins continue to blow it in the red zone.

  12. Stephen

    September 26, 2011 at 4:26 PM

    Redskins 24, Cowboys 17

  13. Tim Lyden

    September 26, 2011 at 6:27 PM

    Redskins 10 cowboys 28
    Wish it wouldn’t happen, but I have a feeling the whole town is going to feel like Brooks after he left prison. My hands already hurt.

  14. Danny

    September 26, 2011 at 8:21 PM

    Redskins 31 Cowboys 21

    Been counting down the days that Dirty Thirty gets to hit the field. I think we’ll see the beast unleashed

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