Cowboys Show That 1-5 Can Be Turned Around with Win over Washington
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - The Dallas Cowboys are co-owners of the worst record in the National Football Conference, possess a conference-worst 1-5 home record and are playing the rest of the season without injured quarterback Tony Romo. They are also just one game out of first place in the NFC East.
The Cowboys are 4-8 after Dan Bailey drilled a 54-yard field goal with nine seconds remaining to give them a 19-16 win at Washington. Bailey's kick capped a wild finish in which the two teams combined for 17 points in the final 74 seconds.
Dallas appeared to have the win in hand once Darren McFadden broke a 9-9 tie by scoring on a 6-yard run with 1:14 remaining. But it took just 30 seconds before Kirk Cousins hit DeSean Jackson for a 28-yard touchdown and Dustin Hopkins nailed the extra point.
Jackson seemed to redeem himself after he fumbled a punt to set up the Cowboys' go-ahead TD. That was until Matt Cassel moved Dallas 20 yards on five plays to give Bailey a chance to hit his fourth field goal of the night.
The outcome puts Washington in a three-way tie with Philadelphia and the New York Giants for the division lead at 5-7. Only the 2011 Giants have won NFC East with as many as seven losses.