- The Washington Times - Monday, September 18, 2006

IRVING, Texas — Now what? The Redskins looked as bad as they have since Joe Gibbs returned to rescue the franchise from a permanent spot among the NFL’s also-rans. They lost 27-10 to Dallas on Sunday night and the game wasn’t that close.

So what should the Redskins do?

At 0-2, one part of me says it’s not time to panic just yet. They play at awful Houston next week and are only one game behind the NFC East leaders.

The other part of me says the quarterback is finished, the running game nothing without Clinton Portis and they’ve already lost as many games in the division (1) as they did last year (1).

It would be absolutely interesting to see Gibbs hand the keys to Jason Campbell for the Houston game. What better spot? At this point, this team really isn’t going anywhere good so it can’t hurt.

The defense also has problems. Third down. Penalties. Tackling. Everything.

• A review of Texas Stadium, which I’ll do on every stadium the Redskins visit for those of you who can’t make it to the game. This place is old but it’s still a pretty cool place. My seat was at the 41-yard line, above the second deck of seats.

Traffic isn’t bad because the place seats roughly 30,000 fewer fans than FedEx Field. Parking was a piece of cake (I relied on columnist Dan Daly for transportation from the Marriott DFW South) and the popcorn in the press box is the best in the league. Plus — and this is a big plus for a pop addict — they have Dr. Pepper.

Send along your questions about the Redskins: skinsmailbag [AT] washingtontimes.com. The next mailbag is scheduled to run on Wednesday.

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