Originally posted on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 9/11/12
Jerry Jones noted Tuesday that the Washington Redskins nearly beat the Cowboys twice last season, "without really acceptable quarterbacking." The Redskins' defense made the difference, Jones said. The Cowboys defeated the Redskins 18-16 in Week 3 and needed overtime for a 27-24 victory in Week 11. In those two games, Redskins quarterback Rex Grossman was a combined 47-of-75 for 542 yards with three touchdown passes, one touchdown run and two interceptions. After watching Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III on Sunday, the Cowboys owner and general manager is expecting better quarterback play when the Cowboys face the Redskins in November and December. "Well, I was very impressed," Jones said on 105.3 KRLD-FM The Fan's New School show. "He certainly showed a lot of poise. They had him game-planned really well to do the kinds of things that he does good. His athletic ability, his speed, all of that is something that I don't look forward to the Cowboys competing against for a lot of years." Griffin was 19-of-26 for 320 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions as he led Washington to a 40-32 upset victory in New Orleans on Sunday. The former Baylor standout and Heisman Trophy winner also ran for 42 yards on 10 carries. Jones added: "The Redskins have needed a quarterback for a long time. They have an outstanding defense. They're going to be improved." Follow Jon Machota on Twitter: @jonmachota
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