Jason Campbell: Be careful on this one. Dallas' defense has yet to intercept a pass, despite opposing QBs having attempted 100 passes. But the Cowboys bring a lot of pressure and have 10 sacks. Campbell has been very protective of the ball, but in the past pressure has caused him to fumble often or throw picks. He'll get a couple touchdowns, put up decent yards, but how many mistakes will he make? Risky pick.
Santana Moss: Play him. If the Redskins do anything he'll be a central figure. When Campbell is given time to throw, the Redskins will attack the safeties. Dallas' corners are good, but the safeties are weak. Philly's DeSean Jackson and Green Bay's Greg Jennings both had more than 100 yards receiving vs. Dallas.
Chris Cooley: If Dallas is bringing too much pressure, Cooley will have to stay in and block more than the Redskins would like. But he had 13 catches in two games vs. Dallas last year. We'd expect something around four or five catches Sunday.
Clinton Portis: Dallas allowed one back to rush for more than 100 yards last year and it was Portis, albeit in a meaningless season finale (for Dallas, that is). The Cowboys allow 4.1 yards per carry. Obviously Washington wants to control the ball, but the fear is the Cowboys will jump to a double-digit lead, forcing the Redskins to abandon the run. Not20the best pick.
Redskins Defense: The Redskins have faced good quarterbacks every game this season and have fared well. But no one would argue this point: Dallas is the most explosive offense Washington has faced. Unless you're the most optimistic Redskins fan, why play the D this week? Even a good game could yield more than 20 points.
John Keim covers the Redskins for the Washington Examiner and is a contributing editor for Warpathinsiders.com. He has covered the team since 1994. Some of his other stories can be found at dcexaminer.com
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