Who said Tony Romo isn’t clutch? Romo led the Cowboys from a 9-point 4th quarter deficit to defeat the Washington Redskins 24-23 to keep the teams dreams of an NFC East crown alive.
Dallas’s had the ball at its own 13-yard line with 3:39 remaining needing to drive 87-yards to win the game. A 15-yard Terrence Williams catch, immediately followed by another 51-yard Williams catch set up Dallas at the Redskins 21-yard line. Romo then hit Dez Bryant at the Washington 4-yard line with 2:16 remaining.
A first down run by DeMarco Murray made it 2nd and goal at the Redskins 1-yard line and it appeared the Cowboys had it won. But on 3rd down and goal from the 1, DeMarco Murray lost 9-yards. It was now 4th and goal from the 10, and it looked like Dallas would squander yet another golden opportunity.
On the 4th down play though, Romo hit Murray in the flat for a 10-yard score, and a Dan Bailey extra-point gave Dallas a 1-point lead.
The Dallas defense finally got a stop forcing a 3-and out to end the game. Now, for the 3rd consecutive year, the Cowboys will have a chance on the seasons final day to clinch the NFC East. Who would have thought it?
Dallas will host the Eagles next Sunday from AT&T Stadium with everything on the line.
The Cowboys were in control early and led 14-6 going into halftime, but a Romo interception swung the momentum back to Washington. Kirk Cousins then hit Pierre Garcon to give the Redskins a 20-14 lead. A Kai Forbath field goal made it 23-14 before Romo caught fire.
With the win, the Cowboys snapped a 2-game losing streak, and a 5-game December losing streak dating back to last season.
Tony Romo is now just 2 game winning drives away from tying Peyton Manning for the most in the NFL since 2006.
See you next Sunday.