Rapid Reaction: Boys 33, Redskins 30


ARLINGTON, Texas -- On a sleepy Sunday afternoon at Cowboys Stadium, the Redskins-Cowboys game came down to the end.

David Buehler, who earlier missed a 35-yard field goal, made a 39-yarder with 50 seconds remaining to give the Cowboys a 33-30 win over the Redskins. Terence Newman's interception at the final gun sealed the victory for the Cowboys.

What it means: Not much, considering these two teams are not going anywhere this season. Well, we guess it gives the Cowboys revenge over the Redskins, whom they lost to in the regular-season opener. It also ties them with boxer Manny Pacquiao with two wins in 2010 in Cowboys Stadium.

The defensive collapse: The Cowboys held a 27-7 before the Redskins came back to tie it, 30-30. Yes, the defense had two inside linebackers playing hurt in Bradie James (knee) and Keith Brooking (foot), but the other playmakers didn't make enough plays on the ball during the Redskins' 23-3 burst. On one of the last drives of the game, sacks by Orlando Scandrick on a corner blitz and Victor Butler gave the Cowboys the ball back for the final three minutes of the game.

Injuries to two key defensive players:The Cowboys lost starting strong safety Gerald Sensabaugh and backup inside linebacker Sean Lee to concussions in the first half. Barry Church replaced Sensabaugh and a variety of players took over for Lee.

Witten reaches milestone: Jason Witten finished with 10 catches for 140 yards and one touchdown. Coming into the game, Witten needed five catches to reach 600 in his career. Now with 605 catches in his career he's become one of four tight ends, Tony Gonzalez, Shannon Sharpe, Ozzie Newsome, with over 600 catches in their career.

What's next? The Cowboys will end the season with a two-game road trip starting Christmas night at Arizona. The last time Dallas finished the final two regular-season games on the road was 2007 and they split them, a win at Carolina and a loss at Washington.