Cowboys get Important Divisional Win
Posted by Cody Manmiller on November 17, 2008
Landover, MD, FedEx Field — Tony Romo was back for the first time in a couple weeks because of his fractured pinkie finger on his throwing hand, and the Cowboys couldn’t have needed him more. The Cowboys were in desperate need of a win against divisional foe, the Washington Redskins last night, as the Skins sat in 2nd in the very competitive NFC East, a division where every team’s winning percentage is above .500 and where the 9-1 Giants dominate the standings. Washington was 6-3 heading into the fight with the Cowboys, as Dallas was 5-4 and struggling.
The game started off very slow, with the first TD scored by Mike Sellers with only 7:32 to play in the first Quarter. The two teams then went scoreless for the next 21 minutes of play before Marion “the Barbarian” Barber punched in on a 2 yd TD run to tie the two teams at 7. With only :04 left before Halftime, Shaun Suisham kicked a 41 yd field-goal to give the Skins a 10-7 lead before half-time. Romo threw 2 INTs in the First Half, both of which were inside the 30 yard line of Washington.
Romo and the Cowboys took over and didn’t let the Redskins score the rest of the game. Both defenses were strong in the 3rd Quarter as nobody could get any points whatsoever. Dallas finally broke out with 10:36 to go in the game when Romo threw a 25 yd strike to Martellus Bennett to take the lead and score the eventual game-winner. The Cowboys’ defense held the Skins for only 228 total yards, which is 108 yards below the season-average.
The Cowboys get a very important victory on the road and they are now in a tie for 2nd in the NFC East. The East now looks like this:
1. New York Giants – 9-1
2. Dallas Cowboys – 6-4
3. Washington Redskins – 6-4
4. Philadelphia Eagles – 5-4-1