Washington Redskins: Why Sundays Showdown Is a Franchise Defining Moment

December 29, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As even the most casual observer of the NFL knows, Sunday night's confrontation between the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys—with the NFC East championship going to the victor—is about as big of a regular season game as you can get.
The Redskins, led by their spectacular rookie quarterback, Robert Griffin III, have exceeded even their most die-hard fans' expectations by being in a position to capture the NFC East crown and host a playoff game for the first time since January 8, 2000, when the Skins beat the Lions at FedEx Field, 27-13.
The Cowboys, who looked to be on the brink of vastly underachieving, yet again, got hot at the right time, led by the solid play of Tony Romo and Dez Bryant. They are also now sitting on the brink of an NFC East championship and a return trip to the playoffs for the first time since 2009.
For the long-time and bitter rivals, this is actually not the first time that they have met in the season's final game with the NFC Eas...

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