Dallas owner Jerry Jones noted Tuesday the Washington Redskins nearly beat his Cowboys twice last season — “without really acceptable quarterbacking.”
But after Robert Griffin III’s stellar performance Sunday in his victorious debut with the Redskins, the Cowboys are likely to face a more-than-acceptable QB when the NFC East rivals square off in Weeks 12 and 17.
And that’s got Jones worried.
“I was very impressed,” Jones said on radio station KRLD-FM, referring to RG3’s performance in Washington’s 40-32 win at New Orleans.
“He certainly showed a lot of poise. They had him game-planned really well to do the kinds of things that he does good. His athletic ability, his speed, all of that is something that I don’t look forward to the Cowboys competing against for a lot of years.”
Griffin was 19-of-26 for 320 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. The former Baylor standout and Heisman Trophy winner also ran for 42 yards on 10 carries.
Jones added: “The Redskins have needed a quarterback for a long time. They have an outstanding defense. … They’re going to be improved.”