8:20 PM ET, December 27, 2009
FedEx Field, Landover, MD
LANDOVER, Md. -- The Dallas Cowboys finally have a handle on their December doldrums.Now it's time to work on January.The Cowboys returned to the playoffs Sunday night, pitching a 17-0 shutout in their 100th meeting with the Washington Redskins and setting up an NFC East title showdown with the Philadelphia Eagles.
• Dallas won the 100th all-time meeting against Washington (Cowboys lead series 59-39-2) and clinched a playoff bid. It will be the Cowboys' 30th postseason appearance (tied for most in NFL history) and second under Wade Phillips.
• Tony Romo threw for 286 yards with a touchdown and an interception. It ended his streak of four straight games without an INT.
• Miles Austin and Jason Witten accounted for 209 of the Cowboys 286 receiving yards. Much of Witten's yards came on a 69-yard reception, which was the longest of his career.
• It was the third shutout in the Cowboys/Redskins rivalry and first since 2003. Dallas owns all three. The Cowboys swept the series for first time since 2004.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Redskins injuries included OL Mike Williams (broken toe) and S Reed Doughty (sprained ankle). ... Dallas special teams coach Joe DeCamillis underwent an appendectomy at a Virginia hospital Sunday and missed the game. Offensive assistant Wes Phillips, son of the head coach, handled the special teams units.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.7||3.5|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||2-3||0-0|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|TD||8:44||Roy Williams 4 Yard Pass From Tony Romo (Shaun Suisham Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 36 yds, 3:39
|TD||8:05||Marion Barber 3 Yard Run (Shaun Suisham Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 88 yds, 2:22
|FG||7:49||Shaun Suisham 23 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 13 plays, 68 yds, 6:58