Video: The Perfect Example of Our Inept Secondary
With the Cowboys trying to hold on to a 30-22 lead on Sunday, Washington faced a first-and-goal from the five. Dallas needed a stop.
Anthony Armstrong and Santana Moss lined up right, with Armstrong on the line and Moss back a step as a flanker. Terence Newman lined up over Moss, while Mike Jenkins lined up on Armstrong. The Cowboys brought six, so Newman and Jenkins were playing man on the receivers.
Armstrong ran a hook at about the one, while Moss split Jenkins and Newman on an angle route. Both Newman and Jenkins jumped on Armstrong, leaving Moss all by himself. At that point, Moss had already scored two touchdowns, so it wasn’t as if Dallas had no reason to keep an eye on him.
Here’s the video:
The Dallas defense as a whole is bad, but no unit on this team has fallen from grace quite like the secondary. Newman looks like he’s aged by 10 years, while Jenkins looks like his regressed to the point that Jacques Reeves no longer looks so bad. We haven’t said this in eight years, but Dave Campo needs to be fired.
Of course, Rex Grossman threw the ball out of the back of the end zone, so perhaps I’m just being too negative.
Then again, Washington scored on the next play when Grossman hit Chris Cooley over the middle. So no, I’m not overreacting.