Throughout the past week there was talk of how much the Redskins-Cowboys rivalry has diminished over the years. Neither team has been successful over the past decade and that has taken away from what was once a premier matchup – not just locally but nationally.
But the sizzle is back after a thriller from FedEx Field on Sunday afternoon. Momentum swings, big-time plays, drama – it truly had a little bit of everything including some memorable postgame reactions that indicated players still circle this game on their calendars.
“It’s a big deal around here,” Adam Carriker said. “I was definitely hyped. I couldn’t even fall asleep until like four A.M. last night. It’s not a good thing, but I couldn’t control it.”
If Carriker was that excited about the matchup with his team all but out of the playoff picture imagine a battle with Dallas for the division lead or a conference championship. That’s how it used to be and how it will be again if either team can ever rediscover its winning ways...