After watching RG3 on Sunday, Jerry Jones is expecting better quarterback play when the Cowboys face the Redskins in November and December.
By JON MACHOTAFS Southwest
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."