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Redskins Clinch Final Playoff Spot with 27-6 Win Over Cowboys

While it was a game that mattered very little to Dallas, it meant everything to the Redskins, and on Sunday at home they did what they had to do, walking away with a 27-6 win and the final playoff spot in the NFC. The Skins got lucky in that most of the Cowboys played most of their starters early on, but it didn’t seem to matter. The Redskins were playing with a purpose and weren’t going to hope for a Minnesota loss to get them where they wanted to do.

Tony Romo threw for 86 yards and went 7 completions for 16 attempts. In doing so, setting a new franchise record for completions in a single season. Likely the only possible positive to come out of this game. The Cowboys rushed for just 1 yard the entire game, with Julius Jones leading the team in rushing yards with 7. Terry Glenn played, but the rust was evident, as he was unable to catch either of the two passes thrown his way. Miles Austin had a chance to make a couple of big plays, but both times dropped the ball.

Todd Collins was filling in again for Jason Campbell, and lead Washington to a win with another solid performance. He went 22 of 31 for 244 yards and had 1 TD pass to Santana Moss. Clinton Portis had a very big day, running for 104 yards on 25 attempts and 2 touchdowns. Clinton Portis is the first runningback to run for over 100 yards on the Cowboys this season.


Jason Witten needed only 8 receptions to be only the second TE in NFL history to end a season 100 receptions, he only was able to get 2 receptions and will end the regular season with 94 receptions. The Dallas Cowboys may have played a vast majority of their starters, four did not make the trip. Terrell Owens, Andre Gurode, Terrence Newman, and Jay Ratliff all sat out this game.

The Redskins will be playing against the Seattle Seahawks in the playoff wild card game. The last time the Redskins were in the playoffs they played Seattle and lost 20-10.

Nate Acerman contributed to this story

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2 Responses to “Redskins Clinch Final Playoff Spot with 27-6 Win Over Cowboys”

  1. jason says:


  2. OliverD.Olona says:

    Cowboys didn.t cry loud enough to win against the Red Skins.
    Never seen a bunch of crybabies like the Dallas Cowboys.
    May be becuse they went to play against a Real Man’s Team befor being brest feed.

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