8:15 PM ET, November 16, 2008
FedEx Field, Landover, MD
LANDOVER, Md. -- Tony Romo had to learn how to throw with four fingers instead of five, and how to celebrate with his left hand instead of his right.He was successful on both counts Sunday night, returning just in time to help rescue the Dallas Cowboys' season. His 25-yard pass to rookie Martellus Bennett with 10½ minutes to play was the go-ahead touchdown in a 14-10 victory over the Washington Redskins, a must-win-come-true for a team that had been reeling without its offensive leader.
• Marion Barber picked up 66 of his 114 yards in the fourth quarter when the Cowboys held the ball for 10:52.
• Tony Romo threw for 198 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions in his return. He now has 10 career TD passes against the Redskins and a scoring pass in 26 of his last 27 regular season games overall.
• After starting the season by throwing 249 passes without an interception (second most all-time), Washington QB Jason Campbell has now thrown three in his last 58 attempts.
• Clinton Portis crossed the 1,000-yard rushing mark in the game, his sixth career 1,000-yard season.
-- ESPN research
Redskins greats Darrell Green and Art Monk received their Hall of Fame rings in a pregame ceremony. ... Washington injuries: WR Antwaan Randle El (jammed neck), RB Ladell Betts (aggravated sprained knee) and LB Marcus Washington (sprained ankle). ... After being embarrassed by Terrible Towels waved by visiting Pittsburgh Steelers fans at the last home game, the Redskins distributed 50,000 "Redskins Rally Rags" in an effort to restore their home-field advantage.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.7||4.1|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||07:32||Mike Sellers 2 Yd Pass From Jason Campbell (Shaun Suisham Kick)||0||7|
|TD||01:01||Marion Barber 2 Yd Run (Nick Folk Kick)||7||7|
|FG||00:04||Shaun Suisham 41 Yd||7||10|
|TD||10:36||Martellus Bennett 25 Yd Pass From Tony Romo (Nick Folk Kick)||14||10|