The Washington Redskins are feeling good after a 42-24 beatdown of the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night, and their fans…well, let’s just say they’re feeling a bit confident
As the clock struck zero and the Redskins walked off the field in victory, Washington fans chanted a confident chorus of “We Want Dallas” in reference to this Thursday’s epic Thanksgiving showdown between the two NFC East rivals.
Great win! Loved hearing the "We Want Dallas!" chants as I left the field
— Kirk Cousins (@KirkCousins8) November 21, 2016
The Redskins and Cowboys will meet on Thanksgiving afternoon with the whole country watching. Though the ‘Skins are feeling it right now, leaving Dallas with a win will be easier said than done.
At 9-1, the Cowboys are the cream of the crop in the NFC East, but they’re also the top team in the NFC by a large margin. For comparisons sake, keep in mind that Seattle, which has the second-best record in the NFC, has a 7-2-1 mark.
Dallas is on a nine-game win streak and boasts a rookie duo for the ages in quarterback Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott. The Cowboys have also already beaten the Redskins once this season, coming away with a 27-23 win in mid-September.
So yeah, there’s reason to be cautious if you’re a Redskins fan heading into this matchup. And if Dallas’ hot-streak doesn’t do it for ya, perhaps hearing some cautious optimism from one of the more confident players on Washington’s team might.
Josh Norman joking about Redskins fans chanting 'We want Dallas!': "OK, cool, y'all go up there and take them on."
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) November 22, 2016
Of course, Josh Norman’s comment was a joke, but there is some truth behind it. Even for the Redskins — one of the hotter teams in the NFL right now — beating Dallas at AT&T Stadium is going to be easier said than done, especially considering all that’s on the line this Thursday.
That’s not to say Norman and the Redskins don’t want to beat Dallas as much as the fan base does. But it does point to the reality of the situation, a reality that Norman, a professional at his job, knows.
When it comes down to it, the fans can only do so much.
It’s the players who strap on their helmet and pads this Thursday who have the opportunity to get the job done. And if they can, look out for the Redskins.