The title of the article pretty much covers it -- The Jerrah believes Robert Griffin III is a game-changer. Literally.
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.” ...
Jones added: “The Redskins have needed a quarterback for a long time. They have an outstanding defense. … They’re going to be improved.”
Lots of people have been chiming in on how impressed they are with RG3, but, as far as I know, this is the first owner to do so. Obviously, for Redskins fans, having RG3 around is a huge relief and they're hoping he will help the Redskins finally start to get the better of the Dallas Cowboys. Understandably, the Cowboys owner is less than excited at the prospect. For fans of good NFC East football, though, this is a great thing. The Redskins-Cowboys rivalry has been down the last 20 years because, well, the Redskins have been down for 20 years while the Cowboys have been mostly up. The games were often one-sided and the Cowboys had as many Super Bowl championships as the Redskins did playoff appearances. If RG3 can get the Redskins back to contender status, "Dallas Week" will come to mean something again in Washington. The entire NFL will be better for it.