Any hope that installing Rex Grossman into the starting lineup would jolt the Redskins to immediate life have already died.
On Washington’s second offensive drive, Grossman threw behind Mike Sellers by a large margin and Cowboys safety Gerald Sensabaugh came up with an interception that he returned to the Redskins 27-yard-line. Jon Kitna hit Miles Austin for a touchdown four plays later and the Cowboys lead 10-0 in Dallas.
Grossman completed his first pass of the game, but then threw a pair of incompletions to force a punt. He hit Santana Moss on the first play of the second drive, which started on the one after the Redskins defense held on fourth down, and didn’t throw another pass before getting picked off by Sensabaugh.
The throw on the interception would look awfully familiar to anyone who remembers Grossman from his days with the Bears. The pass was so far from the target that it’s actually just a guess that he meant to hit Sellers. He could have been trying for just about anyone on the field, the massive JerryWorld scoreboard or a low-flying plane with about the same claim to accuracy.