The NFL Today studio panel had a discussion about the Redskins-Cowboys “Monday Night Football” matchup, as one does before “Monday Night Football” games. And analysts from that panel attempted to entertain the idea that the Redskins could win the football game.
“[Turnovers are] the only thing that gives Washington a chance; if Dallas somehow hands them the opportunity and turns the football over,” Bill Cowher said. “Otherwise, the Dallas Cowboys are one of the top teams, with that offensive line, and the way the defense flies around when they play at home.”
“Yeah, but you know what, Colt McCoy, he comes in, he’s got a little bit of experience,” Tony Gonzalez countered. “I mean, it’s not like he’s getting thrown to the wolves here. If he can do what he did last week — that means no turnovers, he can be efficient with that ball — maybe they have a chance.”
But that was as far as they could go without bursting into laughter.
“What is so funny?” Gonzalez asked a smirking Cowher.
“You say ‘Colt McCoy’ as if they have a chance….” Cowher said between chortles. “I mean, with all due respect, do you really believe that?”
Gonzalez then talked some more about how great the Cowboys are.
“So does that mean they have no chance?” Boomer Esiason guffawed.
“I think they’ve got no chance,” Gonzalez agreed. “I think the Dallas Cowboys are gonna win this game.”
So to repeat: The idea that the Redskins and Colt McCoy could win in Dallas on “Monday Night Football” is a hilarious joke.