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Posted By David Willow On Nov 20 2011 @ 7:01 pm In Dallas Cowboys | 2 Comments
It was just what the Cowboys needed, a game where they were down in a hostile environment against a rival. Down late in the fourth quarter, with momentum clearly with the home team and down seven, Romo and the Cowboys rallied for a pair of touchdowns. The Cowboys were able to hold and win off of a Dan Bailey field goal.
What was important for the team in this game, was that they kept fighting back and most of all, they didn’t implode. Reminiscences of Team Breakdown were inching their way into the minds of many fans I’m sure.
The football gods were smiling on the Cowboys today though, as the Redskins moved the ball well on the Cowboys late in overtime to set up a 52 yard kick that Redskins kicker, Graham Gano, missed just wide right. A kick would have been devastating for a surging Cowboys team, and would justify a different mood to this blog.
True to what many thought, the Redskins didn’t lay down and weren’t about to be rolled scoring 14 unanswered points to take the lead before the half. Mike Shanahan appeared to be attempting to tap into the frustration of a shunned Tashard Choice, though he was quickly shut down by the Cowboys defense, as the carousel of running backs continued.
Tony Romo continued to show more comfort and accuracy as the Washington defense focused on slowing down Dallas’ rookie sensation, DeMarco Murray, who was held 73 yards on the ground after 2 straight 100 yard efforts. Murray did, however, have 105 total yards and remained effective as the feature back, even with the return of Felix Jones.
The win keeps the pressure on the New York Giants who have a 1 game lead in the division and continues to build up to a huge week 14 meeting between the division rivals.
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