Larry Johnson in Dallas?

The Kansas City Chiefs have been shopping running back Larry Johnson around the league, and guess which team was one of the first they called?

The Kansas City Chiefs called the Cowboys last week to gauge any interest in trading for running back Larry Johnson.

They were rebuffed as the Cowboys, who lost rookie Julius Jones for two months to a shoulder injury, said they had none.

Johnson, a former first round pick in 2003, has played in only one game this year and had only 20 carries as a rookie.

The Cowboys' running game has been stagnant with Eddie George, Richie Anderson and Reshard Lee carrying the load -- so much so that the Cowboys have become a pass-first team under normally run-oriented coach Bill Parcells.

* Joe Gibbs came back to the Redskins after a 12-year hiatus but some things never change. The Cowboys still own the Redskins, winning for a 13th time in the last 14th meetings and Bill Parcells still owns Gibbs.

Parcells now has a 12-6 record in head to head meetings against the Redskins' legendary coach.

This win was also the 150th of his career for Parcells, who actually out-coached Gibbs in the game.

The two coaches combined for five replay challenges in the game. While Parcells was 0-2, Gibbs' failed replay challenges were more costly.

He used his final one with 13 minutes left in the game. It cost him his final timeout, which the Redskins sorely needed as they tried to rally late. A desperation pass that gave the Redskins a first down inside the 20 yard line would have given them a shot at a game-tying field goal if they had any time outs left. Alas, the clocked ticked down and the Cowboys celebrated another victory.

"This challenge thing is a joke for coaches," Parcells said. "You have to rely upstairs and it's hard. We were out of timeouts too. But I am happy to get our first division win. Now we have a little time here."

The Cowboys have a bye this week, giving them two weeks to heal up and prepare for the Oct. 9 matchup against the Giants.

* RB Eddie George's streak of 130 consecutive starts came to an end Monday night when the Cowboys opened the game with the nickel pass offense.

The streak was second only to Walter Payton's all-time mark of 170 for a running back. It is the longest to begin a career, dating back to his rookie year with the Titans in 1996. George finished game with 11 carries for 19 yards including a one-yard touchdown run.

* QB Vinny Testaverde didn't put up the big numbers as he did in the first two weeks. But he was effective against the Redskins, passing for 214 yards and moving into 10th place all-time on the passing touchdowns list with 254 thanks to a 10-yard scoring toss to tight end Jason Witten.

* SS Tony Dixon and DE Greg Ellis had two sacks each against the Redskins. The Cowboys had a total of five as a team. It was the most since they recorded five last December against the Giants. That was also the last time a Cowboys player recorded two sacks in a game. Then it was Ellis.

* RB Richie Anderson became the first non quarterback to throw a touchdown pass for the Cowboys since 1985 when he hit receiver Terry Glenn on a 26-yard halfback pass. It was also Anderson's first touchdown pass of his career.

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