The Dallas Cowboys played their most complete game in three games. Michael Spurlock was a huge boost to the special teams, returning his first punt all the way to the Redskin’s 4-yard line.
In the first half, it was the same Dallas Cowboy’s team that we have seen for most of the year. The offense played steady and the team took a lead into half time. It was also the same team we have seen in the third quarter all year. Many fans began to get that same old sick feeling as the Washington Redskins came roaring back to take a lead into the fourth quarter.
Even though Alfred Morris had one good series, the defense limited him to just 88 yards for the second time this season. Orlando Scandrick had a good performance. Brandon Carr did not have such a good day. Scandrick was moved to cover Garcon during the final three drives.
Dez had a good game, including one touchdown.
DeMarco Murray was as solid as a rock. He continued to punish the opposing defense with hard downhill running.
Terrance Williams had a drop to start the final drive but made up for his mistake when Romo, buying time, found Williams for a 51-yard gain. This big play set the tempo for what was to become another late game comeback for Dallas.
Romo was injured late in the game but remained on the field. Tony was near perfect on the final drive. He threw the ball where it needed to be, including out of the back of the end zone, instead of taking a sack or throwing an interception. With 4th and goal from the 10, Tony bought time and ran out of the pocket. He found a wide open DeMarco Murray and Murray banged his way into the end zone tying the game at 23. Dan Bailey connected on the extra point even though he hit the upright, the ball went through.
Romo quieted his critics, fans and foes alike, but he will have to play at a high level again next week at AT&T stadium.
The season will all come down to the final game for the third time in three years. However, this time it will be decided on their own field. GO Cowboys.