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Tale of two QBs as Washington Redskins edge out Dallas Cowboys

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It was a tale of two Quarterbacks at the AT&T Stadium as Tony Romo and his Dallas Cowboys fell to a 20-17 home loss to Colt McCoy and the Washington Redskins.

In McCoy's first start since 2011, he shone brighter than Romo who has been impressive so far this season.

It was a very tough night for Tony Romo though as the Cowboys veteran was sacked six times and had to leave the game at one point with an injury to his back.

The Redskins were very tough defensively all game and that was arguably the reason for their win in the end.

The Redskins defence became very brave towards the end of the match as they were sending all out blitz towards the end of the fourth quarter.


It took overtime for the Redskins to seal their win as the game ended 17-17 in regulation but an overtime field goal and a defensive stop gave them the 20-17 win.

McCoy threw for 299 yards and completed 25 of his 30 pass attempts, he also ran in a touchdown of his own in the fourth quarter.

Unfortunately though, McCoy threw the only interception of the game and was sacked three times however Redskins coach Jay Gruden was filled with praise for him after the game.

Romo himself threw for 209 yards with one touchdown pass whilst replacement Quarterback Brandon Weeden threw a touchdown pass of his own from only four completed passes.

Weeden's four completions assimilated 69 yards and was the final scoring play of regulation time as the Cowboys tied the game.

Cowboys finally stopped

After getting onto a six game winning streak, the Cowboys have finally been stopped by a relatively surprising team.

Their first loss since week one of the season and all eyes will be on how the Cowboys pick themselves up from the defeat.

Next up for Dallas is another very tricky test for Romo's offense as they welcome the high flying Arizona Cardinals to the AT&T Stadium.

Meanwhile the Redskins continue their road trip with a visit to the Minnesota Vikings as they are expected to push their winning streak to three. 

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