Dallas Cowboys vs Washington Redskins takes place on Sunday Night Football tonight in Week 6 of the NFL 2013 regular season. The Cowboys come into this game having taken part in arguably the game of the season so far last week, as they traded blows with the Denver Broncos in a touchdown-fest with 99 points scored in total. Ultimately the Cowboys fell just short last week and they will be desperate to get back to winning ways this week. The game will start at 8.30 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
The Cowboys' loss last week leaves them 2-3 with the only silver lining to their record being that the entire NFC East have been having a nightmare this season so far. That leaves them second in the division at kick off time after the Philadelphia Eagles moved to 3-3 earlier in the day with a win and went top of a weak NFC East division.
This NFC East Sunday Night Football match up pits them against the Washington Redskins who are third on 1-3, ahead of the basement team, the New York Giants on 0-6.
Analysts have been debating what is wrong with the NFC East this season, as the four teams have a combined record of 6-15.
The Cowboys themselves could and perhaps should have been in a better position at this stage and their performances have probably deserved slightly more. However, as it stands they have suffered two straight defeats – in week 4 they lost 21-30 against San Diego, and last week 48-51 in their shootout with the Denver Broncos.
It's quite extraordinary that the Cowboys are below .500 as they have the second ranked offense in the league on total points scored, averaging 30.4 points per game. However, being an almost-team will not be a label they want to keep, and they know they have to start winning games.
After this week's game against the Redskins, the Cowboys go on the road for two straight games, first at Philadelphia, and then to Detroit. How they fare over the next three games could determine which way their season goes and could go a long way to deciding which of the crop of NFL East teams will emerge and take control of the division.
The Redskins come into this game following a bye week, and they will be hoping that the time off has given them time to get their house in order. They are 1-3 having won their first game finally in Week 4 – the last time they player – when they defeated Oakland 24-14.
Sunday Night Football will start at 8.30 p.m. ET and can be watched on TV on the NBC network or online through free live stream by clicking here.