The Dallas Cowboys were rolling right along and then Colt McCoy and the Washington Redskins came to town. It was a game that the Cowboys were heavy favorites in, but it did not work out that way. Washington has always played the Cowboys tough and this was no exception. Losing Tony Romo for an extended period of time did not help, but in reality Washington came to play. Could this loss be exactly what the Dallas Cowboys needed. In my opinion I say yes and here is why I come to that conclusion.
It seem everyone was telling the Dallas Cowboys how great they were and it seem to go to there head. The Washington Redskins gave the Cowboys a wake-up call which is something I think they needed. They will take many things from this loss, but maybe the most important is to play hard every week and protect there quarterback. Once Romo went down they were not the same team. Romo for all his faults is a big part of the Cowboys. The defense also let the Cowboys down for the first time in a long time. Colt McCoy has played in some big games and you have to give him credit as well. Through the ups and downs he was able to get the win. This is a loss the Cowboys can learn from, but only time will tell if they will use it that way.