Redskins Smash Cowboys, Clinch Playoff Berth


Patrick McDermott/Getty Images(LANDOVER, Md.) — The Washington Redskins, led by a pair of rookies, are heading to the playoffs.

Alfred Morris rushed for 200 yards and three touchdowns, quarterback Robert Griffin III ran for a score, and the Redskins beat the Dallas Cowboys 28-18 to clinch the NFC East and a home playoff game.

The Redskins (10-6) won their seventh straight game after starting the season 3-6 and won their first division title since 1999.

Griffin threw for only 100 yards, but Morris led a rushing attack that logged 274 yards overall.

“I’ll tell you what: Alfred Morris became a star tonight,” Redskins tight end Chris Cooley said. “He deserved it. He’s a phenomenal football player.”

The Cowboys (8-8) had a chance to clinch a playoff berth with a win, but quarterback Tony Romo was intercepted three times and the defense allowed 21 second-half points. “I feel as though I let our team down,” Romo said.

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