By Troy Jefferson
The Redskins exited the field at halftime to a chorus of “boos” but it wasn’t for them.
The Redskins (5-6) traveled to Dallas (5-6) in hopes of keeping their season alive. It was a must win for both teams and the Redskins did not disappoint. Dan Bailey converted a 30-yard field goal to give Dallas a 3-0 lead early.
The Redskins then put together their best second quarter since Super Bowl XXII. Robert Griffin III threw a beauty to Aldrick Robinson that resulted in a 68-yard touchdown. After a Dejon Gomes’ fumble recovery, the Redskins put up another seven points on an Alfred Morris one yard touchdown. Washington’s defense looked great in the first half holding Dallas to only 124 total yards.
After a Cowboy three and out, Pierre Garçon made a spectacular catch then raced for a 59-yard touchdown. Washington cashed in on a DeAngelo Hall interception with a Santana Moss 6-yard touchdown. The Redskins took a 28-3 lead into halftime.
Dallas started the third quarter with a nice drive but settled for a Dan Bailey field goal. London Fletcher recorded his second interception of the season in the third quarter.
Late in the third quarter, Josh Wilson gambled on a pass and Dez Bryant went 85-yards to the house. Just when it looked like Dallas was going to get back in the game, Niles Paul slipped behind the defense for a 29-yard touchdown.
The fireworks weren’t over yet. Dallas cut the deficit to 14 after an eight play 88-yard drive, Felix Jones capped off the drive with a ten yard touchdown. Charlie Peprah picked off RG3 and the Cowboys scored four plays later.
The Redskins drove down the field and Kai Forbath clinched the game with a 48-yard field goal. The final score was Redskins 38 Cowboys 31. Worth noting, the 38 points Washington scored was the most Dallas has surrendered all year.
RGIII finished with 311 yards, 4 touchdowns, and a 71% completion percentage. Alfred Morris rushed for 113 yards and a touchdown.
MOVING FORWARD: The Redskins come home to play the New York Giants on Monday Night Football (12/3)