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WFT: Taylor Heinicke Must Beat Dallas

Washington Football Team Quarterback Taylor Heinicke  (Adrian Kraus/AP)

The Washington Football Team (6-6) is on a four-game winning streak and will face the 8-4 Dallas Cowboys Sunday. If they want to have a chance at the playoffs, the WFT need to win out the last three games.

Coming off their Bye week, Washington beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 29-19. They beat the Carolina Panthers on the road 27-21 and in a rare feat, the Football Team beat the Seattle Seahawks 17-15 on Monday Night Football. Yes, we all know the Seahawks are now 3-8, but Washington had not won a MNF game since beating the NY Giants 17-16 in 2012. Beating the Las Vegas Raiders 17-15 this past week on the road, the WFT look to win their final home game of the regular season.

Let’s be real: Heinicke isn’t the most polished QB in the league but makes it happen. His percentage of completions are on average between 70-80 percent, but his Quarterback Rating is over 100 percent three out of the past four games. He’s not afraid to throw downfield and keeps plays alive. Considering Ryan Fitzpatrick is done for the season due to surgery, it’s Heinicke’s job to lose. ESPN reported Tuesday the 39-year-old will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right hip, ending his season.

Washington vs. Dallas: A Right of Passage for WFT Quarterbacks

All Heinicke has to do is pass the final test for any Washington Football Team Quarterback: Beat the Dallas Cowboys. WFT fans right now are saying, “Well, he’s good but can he beat Dallas?” That’s the answer Heineke must provide Sunday. The Football Team is now #2 in the NFC East, facing a division rival, and it’s a home game. This will be no easy task, but it’s the perfect setup for “The Legend of Taylor Heinicke” to only get bigger. The historic rivalry between the Washington Football Team and the Dallas Cowboys stretches 122 games, 47 of those being WFT victories, with the remaining 73 going to Dallas.

Heavy is the head that wears the crown.

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