News: BTB-Quick Take: Redskins @ Cowboys By The Numbers

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  1. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    One of the NFL's fiercest old-school rivalries--Cowboys versus Indians--was resumed last night under the unflinching glare of Monday Night Football's big lights. As has most frequently been the case in recent contests between these clubs, the game was less a glitzy, prime-time affair than a closely-fought slugfest, in which the Cowboys rallied, three precious points at a time, to come back against a Washington team that, in the third quarter, seemed like they might win going away. But they didn't; as a result, the Cowboys win a home opener for the first time since they moved their home games to Jerryworld in 2009.

    A quick take on the game, by the (descending) numbers:

    115: Rushing yards by Felix Jones, the vast majority of which came in the second half--and the bulk of that on two big runs, of 29 and 40 yards. Felix has been close to popping one several times this season, but has been tripped up or been unable to make that one cut or break the tackle that would lead to daylight. On his 29-yarder, he did both, cutting behind a block by fullback Tony Fiammetta, juking a Redskins defender, and breaking a tackle at the second level. On the downside, Tashard Choice and DeMarco Murray produced a measly 11 yards on nine carries. Yeccch...

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