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Alex Barron helps Redskins hold on to win

A sloppy, mistake-filled game by the Cowboys offense finished appropriately.

The Redskins beat the Cowboys 13-7 Sunday after Dallas right tackle Alex Barron was called for a holding penalty on the game’s final play, nullifying a would-be game-winning 11-yard touchdown throw to Roy Williams.

“I’ve never seen that happen,” Cowboys coach Wade Phillips said after the game.

Before the final snap, the Cowboys looked thoroughly confused about what they were doing even though they had just taken a timeout.  But Romo made a great play to avoid the pass rush and find Williams for the apparent victory. 

Of course, Romo probably wouldn’t have avoided the pass rush unless Barron put a sleeper hold on Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo. Give Orakpo a gameball and give Romo some credit for leading a clutch final drive.

Barron will get crucified from coast to coast, but the Cowboys made boneheaded mistakes the whole game.  Washington’s only touchdown came on a DeAngelo Hall fumble recovery on the final play of the first half.

Phillips will also get the blame for the loss. But his defense played outstanding, giving up just six points.  Dallas moved the ball far more easily than Washington, but coordinator Jason Garrett’s offense continued to play undisciplined football.  The Cowboys had 12 penalties in the game.

Now we’ll just have to wait to find out if Barron is around next week to make a few more.

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  1. Dbellina says: Sep 13, 2010 12:07 AM

    Gregg isn’t it past your bedtime?

  2. bake says: Sep 13, 2010 12:09 AM

    The Cowboys gave up 6 points, not 3. The Redskins defense played very well also, thank you very much….I thought Dallas woulda beat them bad, I was pleasantly surprised.
    Bitches!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. MadDawg03 says: Sep 13, 2010 12:09 AM

    I encourage all my fellow Cowboys fans to not reply to this post that was design specifically to encite a lot of clicks and responses. I would rather not give Gregg the traffic.

  4. Schatt Maub says: Sep 13, 2010 12:10 AM

    Orakpo’s a beast.

  5. stone says: Sep 13, 2010 12:11 AM

    Ummmm, were you watching the same game?
    If not for that hold Romo get’s sacked! Either way Barron would have been the goat.
    By the way, thanks to Jason Garrett for not taking the Ravens HC job!

  6. Mini Larry says: Sep 13, 2010 12:12 AM

    dallas’s defense gave up 6 points, but still. And they took their sweet time getting off the field giving up the last 3.
    Brooking played terribly.
    I wonder what Tony Ugoh is doing, and if he’ll come play right tackle badly for Dallas. Anybody who would please just try to play hard. Barron wasn’t even trying, all night long.

  7. Richm2257 says: Sep 13, 2010 12:12 AM

    Worst football game I have seen in years. Both teams sucked horribly. It’s a toss-up which QB sucked worse, McNabb or Romo. Neither seemed like they could complete a damn pass to save their lives. And sloppy, slopy play by both teams, on both sides of the ball.
    If either of these are playoff caliber teams, the NFL is in very bad shape. These are the kind of QB performances I’d expect from 2nd string, lower tier level QBs.

  8. Ocho says: Sep 13, 2010 12:14 AM

    Where are you now @boysroll? Show yourself…unless, of course, mommy has already tucked you in…

  9. heartstl says: Sep 13, 2010 12:14 AM

    Where are all the cowboy fans who thought they had fleeced the rams when they got Barron for Carpenter?

  10. da_skinolas says: Sep 13, 2010 12:15 AM

    one of the strangest games I’ve seen in awhile, but a win is a win… GO SKINS!

  11. Andy0426 says: Sep 13, 2010 12:15 AM

    He definitely cost the Cowboys the game, but as Florio points it out, Orakpo would have had the sack. Now the real question is, where is Boysroll? I’m sure he’s hiding in a corner somewhere now that his team lost.

  12. JoeFlaccosUniBrow says: Sep 13, 2010 12:16 AM

    Do you think Jerry Jones even let him on the plane?
    Wade Phillips clock managing skills are also questionable. He should have called a time out with 2:10 left in the game.
    Funny thing about Jason Garrett was that Baltimore wanted him badly for head coach. I thank our lucky stars (and charms) that Jerry did what he did to keep him. John Harbaugh is a much better fit. Sometimes the best signings are the ones you don’t make.

  13. malpine says: Sep 13, 2010 12:16 AM

    sickening…
    If the Cowboys are serious about this being a big year, they need to send a Jimmy Johnson style message and cut Barron the second he steps off the plane in Dallas!
    The problem is, based on how undisciplined they played, there is no reason to think this team is serious.

  14. roofles says: Sep 13, 2010 12:18 AM

    “undisciplined”
    this has been dallas’ modus operandi for quite some time now, they need a massive paradigm shift or else its a one and done season again.

  15. agenice says: Sep 13, 2010 12:19 AM

    Dallas sucks! Dallas sucks! Dallas sucks! Dallas sucks! Dallas sucks! Dallas sucks! 

  16. brandon780 says: Sep 13, 2010 12:19 AM

    That’s the funny hting about them Cowboys they are all hat and no cattle.

  17. steelers rule says: Sep 13, 2010 12:19 AM

    Romo proves again he can only lead a team to victory with his O-lINE holding! Cowpoke fans better worry next week if they lose to Bears and go 0-2, heads could be rolling!

  18. wd40 says: Sep 13, 2010 12:20 AM

    It was obvious Barron was instructed to hold rather than give up a sack.
    Someone should have pulled him over and told him the strategy did not apply on the final play.
    Dallas is not the team they were last year and the Redskins are much better. The margin has narrowed as neither team was able to dominate.
    The game was huge for the Redskins as they put a stake in the sand. They’ll build off of this.
    As for Dallas, the game had a playoff feel and guess what: Dallas paid like it was a playoff game.

  19. RG says: Sep 13, 2010 12:21 AM

    I enjoyed the clever pun in the headline more than Barron’s performance tonight. I’m not even sure he attempted a legit block; his hands when straight into bear-hug mode.

  20. jdskins44 says: Sep 13, 2010 12:24 AM

    Cue all the cowpuke excuses!!!!

  21. who says: Sep 13, 2010 12:28 AM

    Who was the cocky jerk on the NBC pregame show that said the Cowboys would school the Redskins? Yeah right.

  22. Tandem says: Sep 13, 2010 12:29 AM

    a very hard fought, hard hitting defensive battle. game could have gone either way. both these defenses looked great.

  23. ganggreenguido says: Sep 13, 2010 12:30 AM

    ALEX “BARREN” OF BLOCKING SKILLS

  24. Dustin Chandler says: Sep 13, 2010 12:31 AM

    CUT BARRON!
    Romo looked awesome on that last play! haha. but it was in vain. :(
    oh well!
    Week 2…
    GO COWBOYS!

  25. Route36West says: Sep 13, 2010 12:31 AM

    Everyone is mad about the hold but lets be honest if he didnt hold Orakpo on that play Romo would have gotten sacked and at the very least hurried and moved out of the pocket making it hard to nearly impossible to locate Williams none the less make an accurate throw to him.
    Yes Barron is an idiot because of all the penalties he constantly gets but that one was not as bad as it seemed. It ended the game but at least he protected his quarterback from taking another huge hit.

  26. INTENSEG says: Sep 13, 2010 12:35 AM

    overall the cowboys stunk in this game

  27. oneGIANTloss says: Sep 13, 2010 12:39 AM

    Orakpo made Barron look even stupider on the field than he did in his picture with his dumbass FSU visor cocked sideways on his head. Not to mention his ear to ear smile while shaking hands at the middle of the field after the game.

  28. longthoughts says: Sep 13, 2010 12:40 AM

    I knew that touchdown would get negated when I saw that Roy Williams had caught it. Sloppy game. Sloppy execution and sloppy coaching. So glad they let Sean Payton walk so that Jason Garrett could come aboard to be an offensive mastermind. Things should look better once two backups aren’t starting on the o-line, but some of this stuff shouldn’t be happening.
    Congrats to the Redskins. The NFC East looks wide open.

  29. robert ethen says: Sep 13, 2010 12:43 AM

    Rhymes With Romo and the Gay Caballeros take it up the chute.
    Somewhere, Dan Hampton is having a good laugh. Secretly, to himself.

  30. Viper21 says: Sep 13, 2010 12:49 AM

    tough loss. if Barron wouldnt have totally molested dude…. it wouldnt have been called. There’s holding on every play in every game. Normally it aint called in this situation. It was soooo bad the ref had to call it.
    Congrats skins fans. Your team does look improved from last year. I’ll be looking forward to the rematch Dec 19th. Should be in attendance.

  31. scampbell1975 says: Sep 13, 2010 12:49 AM

    Way to give the Skins zero credit. What a d-bag.

  32. Alexsiev says: Sep 13, 2010 1:07 AM

    Wow MadDawg03. No offense man, but you made a comment. People have to click on this post to read your warning you know.
    Meanwhile makes me wonder why the Cowboys didn’t make a play for Jammal Brown if their O-line depth was in this much trouble (or was it all really recent? Don’t follow the Cowboys…)

  33. kindbek says: Sep 13, 2010 1:12 AM

    Shanahan baited Phillips into running the play that turned into the fumble and TD at the end of the first half. Had Shanny accepted that penalty Dallas would have been backed up far enough that they would have definitely taken a knee. Nice work.

  34. Zach says: Sep 13, 2010 1:14 AM

    Lol hilarious hold by Barron

  35. Bender12 says: Sep 13, 2010 1:25 AM

    “I encourage all my fellow Cowboys fans to not reply to this post that was design specifically to encite a lot of clicks and responses. I would rather not give Gregg the traffic.”
    Well, you just gave him your traffic… And to read your post they will have to give him their traffic… So in summary, you’re brilliant.

  36. AbeFreshly says: Sep 13, 2010 1:37 AM

    Guys like Barron, Langston Walker, Mario Henderson…these are HUUUUUGE men. Walker must be over 360. He probably eats 10 lbs of food everyday. How on Gawd’s green earth could these guys ever afford to feed themselves if they were selling vaccuum cleaners instead of playing in the NFL?
    They watch the film of themselves during the week. They KNOW they stink. Their teammates know that they stink. They’re just hanging on as long as they can. Why else would they endure public disgrace every Sunday & every film study?

  37. Gray Eagle says: Sep 13, 2010 1:46 AM

    Both teams looked as if they were in a sandlot skirmish. The Pats or the Texans could have made mincemeat out of both teams.
    Let’s see what happens next week. Oh, and Fat Albert was bitching on the sidelines, as usual.
    Definitely NOT quality NFL football.

  38. Jack Acid says: Sep 13, 2010 1:46 AM

    To anyone keeping score, this isn’t a surprise. Alex Barron has been horrible since the day he was drafted and I could not even believe the Cowboys were stupid enough to TRADE for him.
    He might not have even made the Rams 53…he was a cut waiting to happen.

  39. east96street. says: Sep 13, 2010 1:53 AM

    Cowboy4Life says:
    “If he couldn’t make on the Rams why would you think he could make it a Super Bowl contending team.”
    Newsflash – one playoff win in 14 years does NOT make Dallas a Super Bowl contending team. BTW – The Rams won a Super Bowl in 2000 which means they held a Lombardi a lot more recently than anyone who plays/played for Dallas has.

  40. CanadianVikingFan says: Sep 13, 2010 2:17 AM

    Hey!! Even if Orakpo wasn’t held, he would of sacked Tony Romo.. So the only loser in the inevitable outcome was Orakpo, could of had another sack.

  41. troll_aikman8 says: Sep 13, 2010 2:44 AM

    That was an awesome rear naked choke. Matt Hughes would’ve been proud.

  42. SkinsDan says: Sep 13, 2010 2:53 AM

    Where is boysroll on this? Oh yeah, its a school night. He probably missed that ending.

  43. florio4prez says: Sep 13, 2010 3:58 AM

    What a beautiful loss by the Super Bowl bound (sic) Cryboys.
    The fumble for a score on the last play before half was truly unique and priceless. That is getting it done Wade!
    Then there’s the banged up OL whiners who point to the injuries as the cause of defeat. (Meanwhile, no Big Ben. ROT Colon out for the year. NT Hamption injured. LOT Starks injured. Yet Stillers still win. Hmmm… Oh BTW, thanks for that Flozell guy!)
    And the icing on the cake.
    Romo appears to elude the rush and throw the game winner to (11th man – Thanks Michael!) Roy on the game’s final play. Oops! Holding. You don’t WIN! You LOSE!
    My only complaint about the game was NBC NOT showing Jerry at the end of the half and end of the game.
    Here’s hoping NFLN selects this game as one of the week’s four best.
    Back to the Super Bowl talk. How does a team that finally won its first post season game since sliced bread was invented get into the discussion of Super Bowl contenders anyway?

  44. We need linemen says: Sep 13, 2010 5:36 AM

    Whilst I loved the win but two fade routes to Anthony Armstrong? Couldn’t they find anyone shorter? I know Devin Thomas is an idiot (at least his team-mates keep on describing him as such) but at least he isn’t a midget.
    The running game was a bit of shocker as well. It started moving towards the end but Dallas looked tired at that point.
    They need to get rid of Larry Johnson now. He looks so slow now it is painful and running out of bounds on clock killing drive, really? It’s no wonder he keeps getting in to trouble off the field.

  45. muhangis says: Sep 13, 2010 5:42 AM

    Haha Pissburg Squeeler dimwit fan, mad his team barely tweaked the lowly Falcons at home, and the fact that there is a rapist on that team, so he spews some delirious nonsense about some fat chump named Harrison. I guess the losing is really getting to their head, so let the schizophrenic rambling begin.

  46. asdfghjkl says: Sep 13, 2010 5:50 AM

    All the Cryboy fans cuttin’ and struttin’ about how great their team will be this season. Ha! Can’t even beat the Redskins. What a mess!

  47. FireJerryJones says: Sep 13, 2010 6:35 AM

    O line was horrible.
    Cowboys played like a team that’s never practiced together.
    What an embarrassing display.

  48. Gordon-Geico-Gekko says: Sep 13, 2010 6:48 AM

    The Cowgirls are choking early this year – LOL
    No SB for you Jerruh…

  49. TiredofIdiots says: Sep 13, 2010 6:53 AM

    Not sure anyone watched the same game I did. The Redskins looked terrible, Mcnabb had a horrible performance. They escaped with a win I’ll give them that but they were outplayed all game. Anyone praising the redskins performance needs to go back and watch that one again.

  50. VoxVerítas says: Sep 13, 2010 6:58 AM

    I think I’ll go kill myself now.
    Death by gerbil.

  51. FloriosHairHat says: Sep 13, 2010 7:02 AM

    “I’ve never seen that happen,” Cowboys coach Wade Phillips said after the game.
    Poor Wade. The things you’ve never seen before would fill a playbook.
    /smirk

  52. DynastyDays says: Sep 13, 2010 7:10 AM

    Wow…….I’m almost speechless but I am man enough to respond to this post even though I thought we had a good chance of going to DC and winning this game. I would like to start by giving the Skins their due credit. They played an outstanding defensive game. You don’t have to be an NFL scout to know that Brian Orakpo is an excellent young DE/LB. Nor did you have to be a genius to know that the Redskins were going to attack Alex Barron. Where was the help Barron should have gotten from a TE or a chipping RB. The REAL weakness of my football team is Jason Garrett……..I read quite a few posts on this website that consist of fans from all fanbases and I guarantee you that most of you I chat with on this website could call a better offensive gameplan than Garrett. People talk about the indecision of Jerry Jones to draft Randy Moss in 1998……but what about the decision to let Sean Peyton go in favor of Jason Garrett, who actually has more toys to play with than Peyton and Brees. Now I have to go folks because I’m leaving North Carolina and headed to Dallas, Texas to make my pitch to Jerry Jones for my new job as offensive coordinator of MY football team.
    In all seriousness, congrats to the Skins. Jerry Jones seems to enamored with the idea of blockbuster trades………Marcus McNeil you out of date, delusional, Al Davis wannabbee!!!!!!!

  53. red4skins says: Sep 13, 2010 7:14 AM

    i concur… where’s boysroll at?

  54. FloriosHairHat says: Sep 13, 2010 7:15 AM

    Cowboy4Life says: September 13, 2010 12:13 AM
    “If he couldn’t make on the Rams why would you think he could make it a Super Bowl contending team.”
    What makes you think the Cowgirls are a Super Bowl contending team? Did Jerry say so?
    Keep drinking that kool-aid down in Jonestown.

  55. Ditka96 says: Sep 13, 2010 7:16 AM

    I think it should also be pointed out that Roy Williams actually caught the ball on the last play. Shocker

  56. turgid says: Sep 13, 2010 7:19 AM

    Where are you Boysroll ? Are you not going to post?

  57. bubbysband says: Sep 13, 2010 7:20 AM

    Thank GOD we did’nt get Jason Garrett as our Head coach two years ago over Harbaugh. Opie plain out sucks!!!

  58. slutnuts says: Sep 13, 2010 7:23 AM

    if they didnt call barron on the hold, they could have called #65 (sorry i’m not familiar with the names of the cowboys o-line ), he had a solid hold right in the middle of the line..that was the call i thought the official made

  59. ninjapleazee says: Sep 13, 2010 7:24 AM

    another great cowboy moment, like Leon Lett’s

  60. Roger the Dodger says: Sep 13, 2010 7:31 AM

    Barron sucked all night. The play calling for the Cowboys was very conservative, thanks to the two subs in the OL (Barron and Holland, plus Free in a starting role at LT). They opened up more in the 2nd half. Gurode ate Fat Albert’s lunch all night.
    Redskins D did a generally good job, too. They deserve credit – especially Orakpo, Landry, and Fletcher.
    On the other side of the ball, the Dallas D gave McNabb little time to find his receivers (although he seemed to do a good job there), and little room for the RBs to run. Cooley and Moss did well, as did Clinton Portis – when there was room to run. Portis was especially impressive on pass blocking.
    Both teams were sloppy, but Dallas’s mistakes – including the fumble at the end of the first half, and Barron’s general ineptitude, kept the Skins in the game – when they should have been put away early.
    But the name of the game is to win, and that’s what the Skins did. I think they’re definitely on an upswing and will have a decent season. Congrats to the Skins – and we’ll see you again later this year. Don’t expect the same crap you saw this game.

  61. Simon12345 says: Sep 13, 2010 7:36 AM

    I’m starting to worry about boysroll. Where is he, letting us know what a JOKE OF AN ORGANIZATION the Redskins are.
    Are you telling me he is actually one of those guys who talks smack then runs away the first sign of adversity? :-)

  62. DeathStar says: Sep 13, 2010 7:37 AM

    I felt like the Cowboys handled the skins rather easily being they were on the road……at least everywhere except the scoreboard….where it counts. They moved the ball at will, ran well and did it with a hurt o-line. Romo seemed concerned about his o-line in the first half but relaxed in the second and Austin did what he wanted. The D played good as usual but will get tired if special teams puts their backs against the wall constantly.
    We missed a field goal that could have certainly helped in the end and of course we spotted the foreskins 7 points with bad coaching.
    Lose the penalties, get your starters back (even without though) and make better coaching decisions and this is an easy win.
    Thought the team just played down to the Redskins level and that hurt them. Luckily there is 15 more games ;)

  63. boysrollsmokespole says: Sep 13, 2010 7:56 AM

    @boysroll:
    Show up loudmouth.
    Where are all your LOL predictions?
    Alex Baron Thank you. Tashard Choice, Thank you, Wade Phillips thanks for calling he time out as Barber was heading full steam for what looked to be a possible TD.
    HTTR

  64. joetoronto says: Sep 13, 2010 8:05 AM

    Phillips should not have a job right now, no way in hell.

  65. CHIEF ZEE says: Sep 13, 2010 8:12 AM

    Skins have a lot of improving to do before they face higher quality opponents like the Texans.

  66. Hauschild says: Sep 13, 2010 8:15 AM

    I’ve heard Barron thought “the game couldn’t end on a penalty”, so he held like the Dickens …

  67. jk7761 says: Sep 13, 2010 8:24 AM

    barron is a lazy player. instead of moving his feet he decided it was easier to grab.
    he wasn’t even upset at himself on the field after the game.

  68. n0hopeleft says: Sep 13, 2010 8:29 AM

    The Giants are going to stomp the NFC East out this year. The Cowboys, yet again, are the MOST overrated team in the NFL.
    I am so goddamn sick and tired of everyone being on their junk.
    THEY ARE TERRIBLE!

  69. Chapnasty. says: Sep 13, 2010 8:30 AM

    To everyone saying that Orakpo would have had the sack anyways…. I’m sorry, did he have a sack all game?
    Terrible game all around. Phillips and Garret need to be fired. McNabb proved yet again that he is terrible.

  70. tinkletinkleonyourstar says: Sep 13, 2010 8:40 AM

    Barron will indeed take the fall for the hold, but realistically he didn’t have a choice, it was either give up the sack or take a holding penalty. He was damned either way.
    What brokeback fans should really be angry with is the sheer stupidity of the last play before halftime. WHAT WERE ROMO AND PHILLIPS THINKING??? REALLY??
    No one has ever respected Wade Phillips, basically a puppet with Jerrys hand up his ass, but Romo at least got some respect from cowboy fans and then he goes and does something like that? really? really??

  71. MrHumble says: Sep 13, 2010 8:43 AM

    Barron’s hold was a tough break but without it Romo was sacked. Anyone who thinks that was a “boneheaded play” and that Barron should be cut………tell me what you think of Romo’s lateral on the last play before halftime ??? LMAO

  72. Steeler4life says: Sep 13, 2010 8:50 AM

    The Rams are a higher quality opponent.

  73. DynastyDays says: Sep 13, 2010 8:58 AM

    Congratulations Redskins fans for winning your Super Bowl……have fun at Disney Land.

  74. iloveflorio says: Sep 13, 2010 8:59 AM

    He’s doing a great Flozell Adams impersonation

  75. BrokenBallz says: Sep 13, 2010 9:03 AM

    Nice. Dat Rat can coach after all……LOL
    Way to go, Mikey. Oddly enough, you showed us something tonight.

  76. boysroll says: Sep 13, 2010 9:06 AM

    to all the htrs…you all got lucky. refs, barron, kicker and choice did us in. we hit our FG and dont run that stupid play we win 10-6. Coulda woulda shoulda i always say though.
    our d was stellar though…380 yds to 250…mcnabb looked horrible so I dont see this team going better than 500. ok..instead of 2-14 i will bump u suckas to 3-13. LMFAO.
    I hate when the refs decide the fate of games too. Let the players decide it on the field and ask the Lions about that too.
    just remember suckas there are 15 more games. we have the SB at home and paybacks r hell i always say. LMFAO.

  77. overkil2 says: Sep 13, 2010 9:06 AM

    “TiredofIdiots says:
    September 13, 2010 6:53 AM
    Not sure anyone watched the same game I did. The Redskins looked terrible, Mcnabb had a horrible performance. They escaped with a win I’ll give them that but they were outplayed all game. Anyone praising the redskins performance needs to go back and watch that one again.

    Exactly, they should be crucifying Dallas for a terrible game. Either way, Dallas doesn’t look like a playoff team. They looked like crap in pre-season and they still look like crap.

  78. MagicMan407 says: Sep 13, 2010 9:12 AM

    Boysroll is a coward. He is too busy posting under another name in his moms basement the guy knows nothing about football. He is an idiot and who won Boysroll you fatty? HAIL YEAH BIATCHES!

  79. east96street. says: Sep 13, 2010 9:19 AM

    Simon12345 says:
    “Are you telling me he is actually one of those guys who talks smack then runs away the first sign of adversity? :-)”
    That pretty much describes 99.9999% of the Dallas fans that post here. You must be relatively new. Vox – the original PFT Dallas Douche would always go on “vacation” for 30 to 45 days after the season ended and then come back and write 50 to 75 posts talking about how Philly has never won a Super Bowl – as if that would make us forget all the s**t he wrote all season long about Dallas being the “class” of the NFC. Like owner, like fans.

  80. Simon12345 says: Sep 13, 2010 9:42 AM

    @boysroll —
    First, props to you for showing up. Good man on that account. :-)
    Second:
    to all the htrs…you all got lucky. refs, barron, kicker and choice did us in. we hit our FG and dont run that stupid play we win 10-6. Coulda woulda shoulda i always say though.
    Blah, blah, blah….if the Redskins don’t take the points off the board then the Cowboys aren’t even within 1 score at the end of the game. This is loser talk. I really, really, really hope the Cowboys think like you, “Oh we are so great…we just made a few mistakes but really we won.” Whatever loser.
    That said, I agree with you that the Redskins offense did not look good. Look, the Redskins are a work in progress. They’ll be lucky to go 7-9. Still, it’s sweet to beat the overhyped Cowboys!
    Later you write:
    “I hate when the refs decide the fate of games too. Let the players decide it on the field and ask the Lions about that too.”
    This is so much BS. Alex Baron decided the fate by holding, not the ref. Are you saying that the Cowboys should be allowed to hold and score TDs? That’s just stupid. You sound like a little kid crying because he got caught doing something wrong. The Alex Baron hold wasn’t close, it wasn’t controversial, and Romo may have been sacked without it. The refs called it fair. If they DON’T call the foul, then they are “deciding the fate of the game.” That’s just stupid.
    “just remember suckas there are 15 more games. we have the SB at home and paybacks r hell i always say. LMFAO.”
    Whatever. We all know the Redskins are a 7-9 or 8-8 team. You guys are annoited SB champs already. So the pressure is on YOU, not us.
    I’m just glad we have Shanahan and not Phillips.
    LYAO at that.

  81. ipeefreely says: Sep 13, 2010 9:43 AM

    The Cowboys made an amazing comeback. To say Romo would have been sacked discredits his ability to elude defenders. The truth is, we don’t know what would have happened, but it appears Romo still would have the inside-edge to get away from Orakpo. Face it, the Cowboys beat themselves, and the Redskins got lucky. The season isn’t over. We’ll see what happens, but its more likely than not, that the Cowboys O-Line will be back to normal when Kyle Kosier and Mark Colombo are back.
    Next week – Bears. Good luck against the Texas, ‘Skins fans.

  82. Simon12345 says: Sep 13, 2010 9:47 AM

    “I’ve heard Barron thought “the game couldn’t end on a penalty”, so he held like the Dickens …”
    What, did he study the End of Game Rulebook with McNabb or something? :-D

  83. Mike says: Sep 13, 2010 9:51 AM

    boysroll says:
    September 13, 2010 9:06 AM
    to all the htrs…you all got lucky. refs, barron, kicker and choice did us in. we hit our FG and dont run that stupid play we win 10-6. Coulda woulda shoulda i always say though.
    our d was stellar though…380 yds to 250…mcnabb looked horrible so I dont see this team going better than 500. ok..instead of 2-14 i will bump u suckas to 3-13. LMFAO.
    I hate when the refs decide the fate of games too. Let the players decide it on the field and ask the Lions about that too.
    just remember suckas there are 15 more games. we have the SB at home and paybacks r hell i always say. LMFAO.
    Players decided the game last night, a hold is a hold. An OL isnt allowed to go for a rear naked choke.
    Both defenses played well, but whose defense came up with the big play? The Skins.
    I don’t care how many first downs, yards the Cowgirls got, how many points did you score? Not enough.

  84. Simon12345 says: Sep 13, 2010 10:02 AM

    BTW, I want to be clear about one thing…even though I am gleeful that the Skins got the win, I do NOT think the Skins played great. They produced no running game until the 4th quarter and once again they can’t put it in from the Redzone. These are the same kind of offensive problems we had last year and they have to be corrected or we’ll still lose more than we win. Houston will not give us the game as Dallas did.
    Defensively, we were much better. I liked that we stayed aggressive late in the game. At the same time, “giving up the late drive to lose” is also Classic Redskins 2009.
    The big difference is that we stayed a bit more disciplined and did not turn the ball over. That shows that Shanahan at least has it going in the right direction. There offense is not good enough, but that is not the same as making stupid mistakes, which we did a lot last year.
    Progress, but a lot of work still to do.

  85. Mike says: Sep 13, 2010 10:02 AM

    “ipeefreely says:
    September 13, 2010 9:43 AM
    The Cowboys made an amazing comeback. To say Romo would have been sacked discredits his ability to elude defenders. The truth is, we don’t know what would have happened, but it appears Romo still would have the inside-edge to get away from Orakpo. Face it, the Cowboys beat themselves, and the Redskins got lucky. The season isn’t over. We’ll see what happens, but its more likely than not, that the Cowboys O-Line will be back to normal when Kyle Kosier and Mark Colombo are back.
    Next week – Bears. Good luck against the Texas, ‘Skins fans.”
    It doesn’t matter if Orakpo would have gotten to Romo or not, it was an obvious hold.
    Cowgirls are undisciplined, that’s just who they are.

  86. blackngold504 says: Sep 13, 2010 10:15 AM

    Lmao *pointing my fingers* the defending off-season super bowl champs for the last 3 seasons are overrated. A 9-7 season is in the forecast for the cowgirls.

  87. Ray says: Sep 13, 2010 10:44 AM

    To Cowboy fans: As a RAMS fan, I feel your pain. Now people see part of the problems we had. Not that Barron is to blame for all of it, but stupid penalties such as what he did last night was part of the problem…….

  88. Johnny Mac says: Sep 13, 2010 10:47 AM

    On the last play, Garrett and Co. completely blew it — again.
    As soon as Barber, who lined up on the right side of the backfield, saw Orakpo 1-on-1 with Barron he should have stayed in for max protection.
    Instead, he slipped out into the flat?!?! With 3 seconds left, there is no way Romo would have dumped off the ball 10 yards short of the goal line and have the game end.
    In other words, Barber basically made himself worthless on that play. Stay in and block, help your teammate who was overmatched much of the night.
    If Barron knew he had help, he could have played it differently (i.e., not hold).
    It’s the attention to detail (or lack thereof) that continues to plague this team.

  89. aligreene says: Sep 13, 2010 10:52 AM

    glad to be a cowboy fan,our mistakes can be fixed but we must play smart,we played like pop warner kids last night ,so gloat now haters the BOYS WILL BE BACK, please cut barron he wasnt good in the preaseason and its carrying over to the real games 11 and 5 record i predict

  90. rolls around with boys says: Sep 13, 2010 10:55 AM

    LMFAO i predict my boys win 492-7! muther fers! LMFAO foreskins joke of an org LMFAO weasel owner LMFAO dallass superbowl book it LMFAO i predict dez bryant has 317 catches for 9352 yards against the foreskins LMFAO IM 7′-12″ TALL WEIGH 437 1/2 LBS LMFAO!

  91. mannyfresh209 says: Sep 13, 2010 12:12 PM

    Everyone who is bashing the cowboys for losing to washington has no clue what they’re talking about.
    It doesn’t matter how bad washington has been for the past decade+, every time they play dallas it’s a tough, close, low scoring game. And dallas beat themselves. To say washington outplayed dallas is just biased and dumb. But, a win is a win, so I’ll shut my lips.
    Just know, cowboys won’t look like that again next week. Bears getting destroyed.

  92. Gray Eagle says: Sep 13, 2010 12:15 PM

    Shanahan’s new subjects certainly were radically better than anything the Snyder/Cerrato/Zorn trio fielded last year, but that ain’t saying much. However, this year’s OL is light years ahead of the shattered mess we fielded last year. McNabb was upright almost all of the night so, unlike Jason Campbell last year, McNabb had the luxury of surveying the field to decide where – or if – he’d toss the ball. Defense took advantage of Dallas’s puny OL and pretty much kept the team out of the red zone until the 4th quarter. Special Teams did a credible job overall, but I’m sure they will (and should) hear from Danny Smith re. several of their plays – including some of the ones they made and some of the ones they didn’t make, but should have.
    As for the “Boys” who many predict to be Super Bowl bound this year – their Offense looked confused throughout the game, their much vaunted Defense looked formidable – until Ware went down and thereafter it looked average – and their Special Teams certainly did not cause us much grief.
    Stay tuned, this is only Game #1, so let’s see what happens over the next 5-7 weeks. One thing that has disgusted me for years is the noise the fans at FedEx Field make when the ‘Skins have the ball. I have even known those idiots to do the Wave when we have the ball. It doesn’t take a PhD degree to figure out that when your team is on the offense, shut up – so your players can hear the QB’s count and so YOUR QB can hear what it is the coach call in do next !! It’s too bad such morons have the money to attend the games because obviously, they haven’t a clue about what is going on, nor do they care how/if/when they can be helpful.

  93. BobsCountryBunker says: Sep 13, 2010 12:27 PM

    Johnny Mac is correct. Barber should have stayed in to block. The pass has to go to the endzone. Very little chance if thrown into the flat. Has anyone noticed how small and weak Barron looks in his upper body. Very strange for an NFL lineman. I think that a lack of dedication to the weight room is his primary problem. If you aren’t strong enough to push with the big boys … you hold. On that play, he held right away, not after he was beaten. I’ve seen enough Romo escapes to think that without the hold he wouldn’t have necessarily been sacked. I’ve given my share of crap to Romo in these comments, but kudos to him for leading a great drive to end the game.

  94. umrguy42 says: Sep 13, 2010 1:47 PM

    “I’ve never seen that happen,” Cowboys coach Wade Phillips said after the game.
    …Apparently, Wade never watched any game tape of Barron when he was with the Rams.

  95. Fat Rex says: Sep 13, 2010 3:13 PM

    Johnny Mac……I am with you. What was Barber doing going out in the flat? Why didn’t he stay in for max protection to help Barron. Does this go back to coaching or is it on Barber?

  96. gurnblanston says: Sep 13, 2010 3:20 PM

    No time to celebrate. We have to play an NFL team from Texas Sunday. Hail!

  97. dsheik says: Sep 13, 2010 6:13 PM

    To bad after the Superbowl is played the NFL cant hold a paper championship game between Dallas and the Jets.
    I wonder what Dungy would think of this idea.

  98. rickvaldez says: Sep 13, 2010 9:11 PM

    Cowboy fans are you serious saying the Redskins got lucky??? If the Cowboys are as great as you think why didnt they put points on the board. Yeah they moved the ball until they got to the 30 and then what? Haslett has said this D will give up yards since he got here. So does it really matter if you put up 400 yards and cant score more than 1 TD? Say whatever you want to make yourself feel good though

  99. RedskinsRT says: Sep 13, 2010 10:32 PM

    So the Skins made no mistakes? No dropped balls, accepting 1st down instead of already made FG, then messing up the following FG.
    Yep, came down to that one play… let’s make some excuses for Dallas.

  100. Materialman says: Sep 14, 2010 9:35 AM

    The Cowboys sucked…..as always!

  101. Sintalkin says: Sep 14, 2010 12:46 PM

    rolls around with boys says:
    September 13, 2010 10:55 AM
    LMFAO i predict my boys win 492-7! muther fers! LMFAO foreskins joke of an org LMFAO weasel owner LMFAO dallass superbowl book it LMFAO i predict dez bryant has 317 catches for 9352 yards against the foreskins LMFAO IM 7′-12″ TALL WEIGH 437 1/2 LBS LMFAO!
    That is tooo funny………

  102. scra22 says: Sep 14, 2010 1:28 PM

    dsheik says:
    September 13, 2010 6:13 PM
    To bad after the Superbowl is played the NFL cant hold a paper championship game between Dallas and the Jets.
    I wonder what Dungy would think of this idea.
    =======
    He’d say they shouldn’t even get off the bus, the Colts will win by two touchdowns.

  103. lilweezy says: Sep 14, 2010 11:44 PM

    @rickvaldez
    Can you say injury plagued offensive line…..
    we should have put up more offensive points
    the skins have a good defense now. all they need is a offense and a quarterback that can score some points

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