Redskins #2 running back Ladell Betts sprained his knee yesterday, and Coach Zorn confirms that he’ll miss at least one week if not more. Cowboys backup running back Felix Jones injured his hamstring yesterday, and reports have him out for two weeks or so. The Jones loss probably hits the Cowboys harder; Betts has been a terrific change of pace back from the Redskins, but Jones was shaping up to be a constant threat on both special teams and on offense.
The punter issues here are well-documented at this point, and the team will be working out punters tomorrow. Meanwhile, over in Dallas, punter Mat McBriar is having an MRI on his right leg, so they may well be looking at punters as well. And there really aren’t that many out there, to be honest, at least not with notable NFL experience.
The big one, though, the one that gives Dallas the edge in the Bad Luck Awards for the week, should come as no surprise to anyone who’s been following the NFL at all today. It’s this week’s fantasy football apocalypse, it’s apparently shifted ESPN into suffocation coverage mode, and it’s one that the Redskins REALLY want to make sure they don’t match up with at all: Tony Romo is out for four to five weeks with a broken pinkie. Jason Campbell, meanwhile, has made it through six games without throwing an interception — 179 attempts, still well away from Bernie Kosar’s NFL record of 308, but much better than the situation in Dallas.
This is one matchup where I’m perfectly happy to see Edge: DALLAS at the end.