By Dan Graziano
Pro Football Focus has this Insider look
at the two quarterbacks in the game and concludes that the Redskins' Robert Griffin III
gives them a slight edge over the Cowboys' Tony Romo
It's not a slight on Romo, who ranks 10th in the league in our QB rankings, but rather a reflection of just how effective RG III is in the Redskins' system.
Washington's running game feeds off RG III's versatility, and in turn, he feeds off the success of the running game to destroy opponents with play-action. He has the highest percentage of play-action drop-backs (39.2 percent) among all quarterbacks, and it's no surprise that he's thrown nine touchdowns and is averaging 12.2 yards per attempt while doing so.
Dallas has the defensive ability to slow down RG III and has an offense that can score quickly. But considering the season that RG III has had, I wouldn't bet against him.
The breakdown that leads to that conclusion from Khaled Elsayed gives the edge to Griffin in the categories of playing under pressure and handling the blitz, and the edge to Romo in the category of throwing deep. Both of these quarterbacks are playing at a high level right now, and it would not be a surprise if either or both had big games.