Stat that matters: The Redskins only ran the ball six times in the second half. However, the game was getting away from Washington with Dallas taking a 12-point lead. The Redskins turned it over to Jason Campbell, who threw for a career-best 348 yards. He nearly led the upset.
Stat that matters II: Redskins receiver Santana Moss caught nine passes
for 121 yards, a great sign considering how much he's been hurt and how
little impact he had made this season. If Moss continues to play this
way, the Redskins will still challenge for a playoff spot. By the way,
Moss should have had two touchdowns; he was open on a post late in the
game but Campbell missed him.
Turning point: The Redskins were driving inside the 20-yard line with
under two minutes remaining when Jason Campbell was forced to his
right. He threw back to Antwaan Randle El, but corner Terence Newman
was right there and intercepted the pass. Though Washington got the
ball back again, this was the Redskins last good opportunity.
Play to remember: The four-yard scoring toss to Moss in the back of the
end zone. Moss simply got inside the corner and his catch made it
28-23, fueling hopes of a big upset. It capped a 76-play drive that
showed a lot of grit by the Redskins.
Play to forget: Take your pick of Terrell Owens touchdown grabs. We'll
take the last of his four touchdowns because it was a back-breaker, a
52-yard grab down the right sidelines to make the score 28-16. On the
play, corner Shawn Springs did not get deep enough in zone coverage and
safety Pierson Prioleau did not get over fast enough to stop the pass.
Few plays showed the loss of Sean Taylor more than this one.
What the loss means: Washington falls to 5-5, but the bigger game
likely is Sunday at Tampa Bay. The good news is that the Redskins are
still OK in terms of the wild card chase. They're a game behind
Detroit, but they also hold the tiebreaker. It helps that New Orleans
and Chicago both lost, leaving them a game behind Washington.
Game Story: Redskins 23, Cowboys 28
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