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Dallas Cowboys Beat Washington Redskins in Overtime

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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo threw for 3 touchdowns in the Cowboys 27-24 overtime win over the Washington Redskins.

Dallas was behind 14-10 at halftime, and the Redskins extended the lead to 17-10 with an early third quarter field goal.

Graham Gano then missed a 49 yard field goal for the Redskins with 6:07 left in the third quarter. The Cowboys then went on a 14-play drive from their 39 yard line that ended with a Romo 7 yard touchdown pass to Laurent Robinson.  That tied the game at 17 with 14:51 remaining in the fourth quarter.

The Redskins on their next drive were only able to move the ball to their own 45 before being forced to punt.  With 11:10 left in the fourth quarter Romo and Cowboys started the drive from their own 12. Seven plays later Romo hooked up with tight end Jason Witten on a 59 yard touchdown pass, making the score 24-17 Dallas.

Washington had one more chance to tie the game with 5:35 left in the fourth quarter, and Rex Grossman delivered.  Grossman led the Redskins on a 12 play, 89 yard drive that culminated with a 4 yard touchdown pass to Dante Stallworth.  With the game tied at 24 it went to overtime.

The Redskins won the coin toss and had a chance to win the game.  The Redskins drive started at their own 18 and eventually stalled at the Dallas 34 yard line.  The Redskins lined up for a 52 yard field goal and Dallas used one of their two timeouts to ice Gano.  The icing worked as Gano missed the 52 yard field goal wide right.

Dallas took  over their own 42 and didn’t waste their chance with the ball.  A 26 yard pass to Dez Bryant got the Cowboys to the Washington 23 yard line.  Two plays later, Dan Bailey made a 39 yard field goal to win the game.

Grossman was under pressure by the Cowboys defense, getting sacked three times and throwing an interception.

Dallas is now 6-4 and in second place in the NFC East.  If the Giants lose their Sunday night game to the Eagles, the Cowboys and Giants would then be tied for first place in the NFC East.

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