Starting off the third quarter of the third NFL game, Redskins outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan checked off his latest career-first, with a forced fumble on Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. To recap his short career, in brief:
Week 1 Career Firsts: Start, tackle, pass defensed, interception, touchdown
Week 2 Career Firsts: Quarterback hit, Tackle for a loss, Sack
Week 3 Career Firsts: Forced fumble.
I don’t want to ruin Week 4 for you members of the blogosphere, but watch out for No. 91 on field goals.
After being shut out of receptions last week, tight end Chris Cooley has come through in a big way this week, snagging three passes for 37 yards, and doing it all in the blocking game. On a particularly satisfying note, the house that Jerry Jones built bellows out “Coooooooley!” after every reception. The Redskins faithful are making themselves be heard tonight.
Tim Hightower’s reception for a touchdown was the first of his career, and was the biggest lead by either team in game. It’s been a tough night for the running game so far, but the Redskins are sticking with it, and Hightower has been dealing out punishment to Cowboys defenders.
Texas Rangers owner Nolan Ryan is in attendance tonight, and didn’t look particularly congenial on the jumbo-tron, following the Hightower touchdown. Reserve offensive lineman Sean Locklear was also featured during the mandatory Kissing Cam segment, but neglected the invitation to kiss any of his teammates.
No one was disappointed.
Going into the final frame, the Redskins are in the driver’s seat, with the ball and a four-point lead.