LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 11: Rex Grossman #8 of the Washington Redskins drops back to pass against the New York Giants during the season opener at FedExField on September 11, 2011 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
The hated Washington Redskins come to town tonight to face a wounded Dallas Cowboys team.
The Redskins enter the game with a 2-0 start after two home games against two so-so teams.
The Cowboys have played things out the way you would've figured in their first two — loss at the Jets and a win in San Francisco.
Now, the Cowboys make their home debut tonight while the Redskins make their road debut.
The Redskins aren't the only surprising team through the first two weeks. They join the Buffalo Bills, and to a lesser extent, the Detroit Lions.
The Lions have been the supposed "surprise team" for a few years now, but this year actually seems real. After starting 2-0, they fell behind 20-0 at halftime before roaring back to win 26-23 in overtime and stay perfect. That could end up being a season-defining win.
The Bills are a complete surprise, and after starting 2-0 faced their first real test on Sunday when they hosted New England, which seemed to be one of the best teams in football through the first two weeks.
The Bills fell behind 21-0 in the first half before surging back to win 34-31. Wow. That was what you call a statement win.
The key here is that Detroit and Buffalo are led under center by Matthew Stafford and Ryan Fitzpatrick, respectively. Rex Grossman quarterbacks the Redskins. Big difference.
And that will show tonight as the Cowboys hand Washington their first loss and NFL fans can go back to looking at the Redskins as just another team.