The Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins will meet this week for the first of their two annual meetings. The Cowboys have started strong and looked the part of NCF favorite, while the Redskins have also looked good under first year head coach Jim Zorn. The Cowboys catch a break this week as the Redskins will not have the services of defensive end Jason Taylor. This may be all Tony Romo needs to find his targets down the field. T.O. looks to bounce back after having a subpar game last week. To this point noone has been able to stop the Cowboys except themselves.
The defense looks to put pressure on the young Jason Campell. Early on Zorn has held the plays close to the vest but in order to hang with the Cowboys Campell will have to be allowed to make plays. Portis will find it tough to run with the new "stud" lineman Ratliff clogging it up inside. I look for the secondary to come up with a couple of interceptions and make some big plays this week, as Dallas continues to separate themselves from the rest of the league, preparing for a showdown with the NY Giants.