8:20 PM ET, September 12, 2010
FedEx Field, Landover, MD
Mike Shanahan, Donovan McNabb debut as Redskins capitalize on Cowboys' mistakes
More from ESPN.com, ESPNDallas.com
The new-look Redskins defense delivered its first signature play at the end of the first half, and ultimately stripped the Cowboys of their dignity, ESPN.com's Matt Mosley writes. Blog
The Cowboys might have been mistaken for contenders before Sunday's loss, but their Super Bowl aspirations took a backseat to a comedy of errors, ESPNDallas.com's Calvin Watkins writes. Story
Pathetically enough, Sunday's 13-7 loss actually represented progress for the Cowboys' underachieving offense, ESPNDallas.com's Tim MacMahon writes. Story
Analysis, predictions ... everything you need to know about the Cowboys-Redskins matchup can be found right here.
Going The Distance
Donovan McNabb's overall numbers might look pedestrian, but his downfield throws were on target against Dallas. In fact, he was more accurate on throws of more than 10 yards than on passes shorter than that distance.
Sunday vs. Cowboys
|10 yds or Fewer||More than 10 yds|
|Yds per att||1.5||9.7|
|* -- 2009 NFL average: 47.4 comp pct
-- Source: ESPN Stats and Information
What A Catch
Cowboys receiver Miles Austin notched his third-career 10-reception game, all of which have come on the road.
|Dec. 06, 2009||10||at Giants|
|Oct. 11, 2009||10||at Chiefs|
Cowboys All-Pro LB DeMarcus Ware left the game in the fourth quarter. Phillips said he believes the injury is a sprained neck muscle. "I think DeMarcus is going to be all right," Phillips said. ... Two-time All-Pro Haynesworth didn't have much to say about his new role as a backup. "The situation is what it is," Haynesworth said. "I was on nickel package. I did my job out there."
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.4||4.5|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||1-3||0-2|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||1|
|FG||4:29||Graham Gano 29 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 12 plays, 69 yds, 6:26
|TD||0:04||Deangelo Hall 32 Yard Fumble Return (Graham Gano Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 2 yds, 0:27
|TD||1:46||Miles Austin 4 Yard Pass From Tony Romo (David Buehler Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 34 yds, 3:26
|FG||1:56||Graham Gano 49 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 10 plays, 46 yds, 4:24
From Elias: DeAngelo Hall scored on a fumble return for a TD on the final play of the 1st half Sunday night vs the Cowboys. Prior to last night, the last time a defensive TD was scored on the final play of a half was on September 11, 2005. Jason Taylor (MIA) recovered a fumble and ran 85 yards for a TD on the last play of the 4th quarter against the Broncos. Elias can confirm that it was the first time the Redskins scored a defensive TD on the final play of a half since the merger (1970).
ESPN Stats & Information