Dallas Cowboys Beat Redskins 24-23; NFC East Playoff Picture
Looks like the Cowboys made up for their less than perfect game against the Packers last week. Tony Romo produced a heroic performance to lead the Dallas Cowboys past the Washington Redskins in Week 16. Romo, whose performance last week left much to be desired, erased a nine-point fourth-quarter deficit to help the Cowboys take the game. The Redskins defense failed to keep constant pressure on Romo, who buckles under the pressure of a slight headache.
The general feel of the game was that Romo had way too much time to make plays, and then he made them. Romo tied the game when he threw to DeMarco Murray for a 10 yard touchdown, with Bailey capping it off for a one point lead. In their last possession, Redskins special teams draw a penalty putting undue pressure on their offense. After the Redskins’ quick last possession, Romo kneels for the win.
With this win under their belt, the Cowboys take 2nd in the NFC east to battle the Eagles next Sunday on SNF to secure their first playoff chance since 2009, which was, coincidentally, against the Eagles. With both teams coming from a win, this will be an exciting regular season finale.