(DALLAS) — Robert Griffin III threw for 311 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Washington Redskins to a 38-31 victory over the Dallas Cowboys.
The Redskins (5-6) jumped out to a 28-3 second quarter lead and never looked back, tying the Cowboys (5-6) in the NFC East.
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo passed for 441 yards and three scores in the loss, but also had two costly interceptions. He also tied a career-high with 62 pass attempts.
After trailing 28-3 at halftime, the Cowboys made things interesting. They got to within 35-28 before a Kai Forbath field goal put the Redskins up by 10 with under three minutes remaining.
“I told the guys that was probably the drive that saved our season,” Griffin said. “You have a huge lead, the other team’s roaring back, they have all the momentum, and then you go out there and you convert third down after third down after third down and get in field-goal range.”
Receiver Dez Bryant caught eight passes for 145 yards and two touchdowns in the loss for Dallas.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire