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Redskins-Cowboys Winners & Losers

Handing out labels following Skins games, this time a 34-23 win at Dallas.

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Kirk Cousins — Threw three TDs in the first quarter to cap off a dream season, breaking Jay Schroeder’s 29-year-old single-season passing record in the process.

Colt McCoy — Relieved Cousins for his first action in 2015, showed that he’s still a quality backup.

Alfred Morris — First 100-yard game since Week 1.

Jamison Crowder — Five catches for 107 yards and a TD. Finishes with 59 catches in his rookie season, breaking Art Monk’s 35-year-old mark. Not bad for a fourth-rounder.

Will Blackmon — Created two turnovers on the goal line today, one of which was a brilliant strip.

Chris Baker — Picked up a sack and flopped on a loose ball to cap off a bit of a breakout season.

Rashad Ross — Was wide open for a 71-yard TD from McCoy, the first receiving TD of his NFL career.

Pierre Garcon — Tied a career high with his sixth TD catch of the year. Also made an unbelievable one-handed catch, but was out of bounds.

Jordan Reed — Four catches on four targets, making that 31 catches on 33 targets over the past four games, I believe.

Will Compton — First career INT. Fast becoming a fan fave.

Preston Smith — Finishes with five sacks in the final three games. Leads all rookies with eight on the season.

Ryan Kerrigan — After starting the season with 3.5 sacks in the first nine games, he finished with six in the final seven.

Ryan Grant — Nice to see him produce (three catches, one TD) in DeSean Jackson’s absence.

Tress Way — Four punts, 50 yards per, three inside the 20.

Jay Gruden — It was a good problem to have but a tough spot to be in. Rest the starters? Play them for a bit and then pull them out? Go for regular-season records? Go for the win? Whatever. The starters looked great, thus maintaining momentum (for what it’s worth), and the backups got in a good run too, plus they buried Dallas in Dallas. Delicate, and delicious.


Kysheon Jarrett — Was tough to see him come off the field with tears in his eyes after suffering what we hope was a minor injury. He’d be a big loss in the Wild Card game.

Dashaun Phillips — Carted off the field as Cowboys fans did the wave.

(Ed. note: We’re not calling these guys “losers.” We’re just saying the game didn’t go well for them. That’s all.)


Packers, Seahawks or Vikings — Who we got?! (Update: It’s Green Bay, next Sunday at 4:30.)

(Top image taken with love from @Redskins.)

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



  1. The Sportz Assassin

    January 3, 2016 at 5:58 PM

    Losers: Dallas Cowboys.

    Nuff said.

  2. Sportz Assassin

    January 3, 2016 at 9:09 PM

    Wins at AT&T Stadium this year.

    Cowboys: 1
    Redskins: 1

    Also, this was the first time the Cowboys were down 21 points in the first quarter since 1961. That game was against the Browns and Jim Brown scored a TD in that first quarter.

    • Paul

      January 4, 2016 at 4:41 AM

      That’s a delicious detail!

    • Jamie Mottram

      January 4, 2016 at 9:59 AM

      Good stuff, Sportz. Love it.

  3. Brian Isemann

    January 4, 2016 at 9:41 AM

    Crowder was a 4th rounder taken ahead of Stefon Diggs. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been pleased with Crowder’s success but even during the draft, I was hoping that they’d take a flier on Diggs.

    • Jamie Mottram

      January 4, 2016 at 9:58 AM

      You’re right, my bad. Fixed the post accordingly.

  4. beck of a good time

    January 4, 2016 at 10:39 AM

    Skins fans are winners too. Avoiding Seattle until the NFC Championship is a nice New Year’s gift.

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