The Washington Commanders are set to travel to AT&T Stadium to take on the Dallas Cowboys. This is a very important divisional matchup that could have some major implications later on in the season. The winner of the NFC East may not be determined until very late in the season, so every win will count for both of these teams.
Cowboys Look to Remain Undefeated With Cooper Rush at Starting Quarterback
The Dallas Cowboys are coming into this matchup with a record of 2-1. Last week, they won a close game against the New York Giants by a final score of 23-16. Shockingly, in the two weeks that Dak Prescott has been sidelined, backup Cooper Rush has led the team to victory. He is one of two quarterbacks who are still undefeated as a starter this year.
When Prescott suffered his injury in week one, many thought that it would be the beginning of the end for the Cowboys, however, they have shown resilience in the past two weeks, taking down the reigning AFC Champions one week, and a division rival the next.
It appears that the Cowboys are clicking with Rush under center, however, he will face a very talented Washington defense this week. Once again, Dallas will need their running game and defense to be at their highest level for them to take over and win this game.
Over the stretch without Prescott, the defense has really stepped up and made life easy for the offense. In their past two games against the Cincinnati Bengals and New York Giants, they gave up a collective 33 points. As the Commanders’ offense has struggled thus far this season, it should be another great day for the Cowboys’ defense.
Washington Commanders Hope to Bounce Back After Two Game Skid
On the flip side, the Washington Commanders currently boast a 1-2 record. They won their opening game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, however, they would go on to lose their next two against the Detroit Lions and Philadelphia Eagles. It has been a bit of an adjusting process for the Commanders’ offense as quarterback Carson Wentz familiarizes himself with the offensive scheme and his teammates. As they continue to work out the kinks in their offense, it has made things very difficult for the defense. They are forced to spend a vast majority of the game on the field as Washington’s offense struggles to move the ball.
Thus far, this has been a recipe for disaster for the Commanders, and they have only been able to take a close win over one of the worst teams in football. Although this may not be a playoff year for the Commanders, they could turn some heads this week and give Dallas a good game. Although he is undefeated as a starter, Rush is by no means a true starting caliber quarterb