|Why To Watch|
Bill Parcells would like the Cowboys to run the ball, control the clock and rely on their defense and special teams to win games much like they did a season ago. Unfortunately, with Julius Jones out and Eddie George's limited explosiveness, the Cowboys are simply adjusting their formula for success and relying on the right arm of QB Vinny Testaverde more than they would like.
The Redskins also would like to run the football better with backup QB Patrick Ramsey leading the way, but if RB Clinton Portis doesn't do a better job of protecting the football it simply won't be the option they hoped it would be. With so many personnel issues for both teams, the real matchup in this game is between two of the best coaches in NFL history, Parcells and Joe Gibbs, who are both trying to get their teams on track in a long and storied rivalry.