The Redskins looked to put a huge dent in the Cowboys playoff hopes. Both defences played pretty well in this game, although both teams ran the ball pretty well. Kirk Cousins played another good game except for the interception right before the half in Cowboys territory. Dallas had a 14-6 lead at half-time.
The Cowboys turned the ball over on their first two possesions of the second half. The Redskins scored touchdowns off of both of those turnovers and led 20-14. Washington added another field-goal to lead 23-14 to start the fourth quarter. Both offenses cooled off a bit and the Cowboys scored a field-goal to bring the game to 23-17 with just over six minutes left in the game. The Dallas defense held and the Cowboys got the ball back with just over three minutes left.
The Cowboys marched down the field and got inside the Redskins 10 yard line. On third and goal from the two, Demarco Murray ran backwards to the 10 yard line. On fourth and goal from the 10 yard line Romo, with great protection, found Demarco Murray near the goal-line and he was able to walk into the end-zone for the go-ahead touchdown. The Cowboys led 24-23 with just over a minute left to go. Kirk Cousins’ only completion of the ensuing drive came on first down and it was only a gain of four. The Cowboys defense held and the Cowboys won a game that they usually find a way to lose.
Key Cowboy: Tony Romo, he was spot on when it mattered most and he kept his composure on the fourth down pass.