(LANDOVER, Md.) — With the season on the line, Tony Romo made sure the team lived another game when he hit DeMarco Murray on fourth down in the end zone to put the Cowboys up 24-23 over the Redskins with 1:08 remaining in the game.
The defense would hold off the Redskins and the Cowboys will play for the NFC East title for the third consecutive year on the final day of the season against the Eagles.
“Today we felt like we were playing for everything,” Romo said. “Next week will be the same thing.”
The victory ended a two-game losing streak and snapped a four-game skid in December.
“Coming back and playing well and working hard can help your character. Now, I don’t recommend the way we came back today as a way to get there,” Dallas owner Jerry Jones said. “I would’ve liked for it to be a little easier and confident.”
Romo played most of the game with back pain and finished with 226 yards and two touchdown passes.
“I know in some ways we’ve gotten hit with just the fact of losing the last couple of years in the final game,” Romo said. “I think we’re the only team that keeps getting themselves in position to win the NFC East every year — that’s a credit. It’s also a negative in the fact that we didn’t do it the last couple of years.”
Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins finished with 197 yards and a touchdown, but also threw an interception in the second game as a starter this season.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
Jill Martin, CNN