This is too easy. Way too easy.
Do you really believe that the Cowboys will slow down Kirk Cousins?
On the season, the Cowboys are last in pass defense, giving up 4,163 yards. The Cowboys have also given up 4,375 receiving yards, last in the league. And the Cowboys have given up 30 touchdown passes, good for 31st in the NFL.
Sure, the Cowboys' pass defense will take care of Cousins.
Yes, it's not like Cousins is Joe Montana, but the Cowboys' defense is just so bad.
Yes, Sean Lee is hurt, Justin Durant is out for the season, Bruce Carter is nicked up, Morris Claiborne has struggled with health and personal issues, and DeMarcus Ware and Jason Hatcher are dealing with injuries.
We get it and, as Jason Garrett says, it comes with the dinner.
But you know what? Make some plays.
The Cowboys' defense isn't doing it on a consistent basis and that's what gives me pause regarding the unit's ability to stop anyone.
The Green Bay Packers were slowed down in the first half last week when they scored just three points.
In the second half, the Cowboys' defense embarrassed itself. The Packers scored on five of six drives in the second half with Matt Flynn at quarterback.
Sure, a Tony Romo interception set up one of the scores by giving the defense a short field to work with, but stop somebody.
The Cowboys' defense has struggled with good and bad quarterbacks this season. It's not the scheme that is the issue because Seattle is running a similar 4-3 alignment and getting results.
It's the players' inability to make plays that's been the problem.
Cousins is healthy and has one of the NFL's better receivers in Pierre Garcon. And of course we know that the Cowboys can't stop the run.
Will the Cowboys beat the Redskins on Sunday afternoon?
Yes, they will, but Mr. Cousins will finish with some pretty good numbers.