The Washington Redskins were able to hold off the rallying Dallas Cowboys Thursday at Jerry’s Place, 38-31.
The Cowboys scored three second half touchdowns and had two Dan Bailey field goals to close the gap in Washington’s lead. Washington was able to hold on with some fourth quarter points.
Tony Romo was able to get Dallas back into the game with three touchdown passes, all three in the second half. Two of those touchdowns were to Dez Bryant, who had 145 yards on eight catches. Romo had 441 yards passing in the loss.
The first half was the Robert Griffin III show. RGIII threw three touchdown passes and helped Washington get out to a 28-3 first half lead.
Even when the Washington offense slowed down in the second half, RGIII had a fourth quarter touchdown pass to slow down Dallas’ comeback attempt.
Regardless though, Griffin finished 20-of-28 for 311 yards and four touchdowns. And this all came after he was sacked four times and picked off once. RGIII took his share of hits, including one in the second half courtesy of DeMarcus Ware. Anthony Spencer also had some of those hits as he sacked Griffin twice.
Washington’s win over Dallas is their first on Thanksgiving against Dallas. It is also their first win against Dallas since Sept. 12, 2010.
The win for Washington is big as it helps them get back into the NFC East race. They get the Giants next week and a win over them would most certainly help get Washington into the playoff picture for the NFC.
For Dallas, they drop to 5-6 in the division. They’ll have a big one next Sunday against Philadelphia.
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