All signs pointed to a Texas-sized route after Dallas marched down the field and scored with ease on their first possession. This would not be the case, as Washington followed by scoring 18 unanswered points, capitalizing off an interception before beating the Cowboys by a final score of 34 – 20.
Rex Grossman threw for 280 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. He started the game shaky for the second week in a row, but luck was with the Redskins and a Dallas offense lead by ailing Cowboy’s QB Tony Romo was unable to muster much more than a single field goal off of the turnovers. Santana Moss hit the century mark on receiving yards, capping off the night with a touchdown. Fred Davis accounted for the other TD, scoring off of a five yard dump-pass.
The Redskins’ rushing game kept Dallas in check the entire night, as Roy Helu ran for 74 yards, scoring on a 17 yard rush. Tim Hightower continued where he left off last week in Arizona, rushing for 127 yards and a TD. Graham Gano accounted for two field goals, one from 48 yards and the other being a 26 yard chip shot.
Dallas has more problems to worry about, as late in the third quarter Romo seemed to suffer another set back when was sacked by a swath of Redskins. Romo left for the sidelines favoring his chest and did not reemerge until the final five minutes of the game.
The Redskins leave the game with a record of 3-0 going into next week’s matchup against the St. Louis Rams. After that, they will have a bye before meeting a Philadelphia Eagles team that is facing its own setbacks having just lost QB Michael Vick to a bruised hand. The Redskins are shaping up to have their best first-half season in more than a decade.