The irony of rooting for the Cowboys. That was the position the Redskins were in last night and it paid off. Thanks to Dallas’ 26-20 win over Tampa Bay, Washington is back in the sixth spot in the NFC playoffs.
Tonight, the Redskins begin the three game stretch to concluded the regular season when they host the Panthers. The Redskins 7-5-1 record puts them ahead of the Buccaneers who are now 8-6.
In addition to playoff importance, a Redskins side story will once again focus on defensive back Josh Norman. It was during the off-season that the Panthers initially franchised tagged Norman only to later remove it and allow Norman to become a free agent. Almost immediately, Norman agreed to terms with Washington. This will be Norman’s first game against his former team.