Dec 15, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (12) celebrates a touchdown with wide receiver Santana Moss (89) in the second half against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons won 27-26. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Cowboys ready for ‘aggressive’ Redskins


The Dallas Cowboys desperately need a win over the Washington Redskins, but they know the Redskins will play they’re usual style of football. What kind of football is that?

“They’re an aggressive team anyway,” coach Jason Garrett said. “They’re aggressive on offense. They’re certainly aggressive with their defense and their overall approach. That’s an element to this game, there’s no question about that.”

Tight end Jason Witten knows the Redskins won’t roll over though, and they’ll be ready.

“They’ve got a lot of proud players,” Witten said. “[Brian] Orakpo is playing, in my mind as good as I’ve seen him play. They have good leadership. I know defensively Fletcher, Orakpo, [Ryan] Kerrigan, they’re going to rally the troops and play well. It’s always a fight in this league and especially when we go against them. I think we anticipate anything or even more because their mentality is ‘we’re out of it but we’re going to build on this.’ We’ve got to be ready for this fight.”

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  • SmartThinking

    For the most part, these guys have devoted most of their lives to mastering the art of football. They’re paid extremely large salaries to stay focused, play through the aggression you’ve noted and turn that momentum positive towards themselves. Professional football is a violent blood sport that expertly blends finesse with sheer physical domination. And the neat thing about aggression is, it cuts both ways. It’s why these guys play it and it’s why we watch.

    If the Cowboys can’t deal with the aggression from opposing teams by now, and administer some of the same, then it simply won’t matter.

    • JoeDaBeast

      It is not only that, the Deadskins would LOVE to end the Cowboys playoff hopes this Sunday and make the Week 17 game against Philly a moot point.