Five Reasons Dallas Cowboys Could Lose To Washington Sunday Night

September 11, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In my Week 1 picks, I chose Dallas to squeak by Washington tomorrow night by the score of 21-17.  I do think this game is going to be much more difficult for the Cowboys to win than many people realize, though.  Here’s why. . .
1.  It is a nationally televised game on opening weekend.
The most exciting aspect of opening day is that everyone is 0-0.  Theoretically, each team has a chance at the ultimate prize, and that can be uplifting.  That’s particularly true for a team that struggled the previous season.
Further, players bring their all when they know the entire country is watching.  That’s of course true for the Cowboys’ players as well, but any significant increase in emotional play is likely an advantage for the underdog.
And the players aren’t the only ones who will be pumped up.  The Redskins fans will be as rowdy as ever with all day and night to tailgate. 

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