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Sunday, December 27, 2009
Tipped pass gives Cowboys lead

By Calvin Watkins

LANDOVER, Md. -- A tipped pass that was intercepted by Cowboys cornerback Terence Newman set up the first score of the game between the Cowboys and Redskins.

Newman's pick, his third of the season, came with 12:12 left in the first quarter. Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell sent a pass toward the Cowboys' sideline that bounced off a Redskins' receiver.

Newman was right there and his return to the Redskins 39 gave the Cowboys good field position to start the game.

The Cowboys took advantage as quarterback Tony Romo found wide receiver Roy E. Williams in the back of the end zone with 8:33 to play to give the Cowboys a 7-0 lead.

The score ended a brief, seven play drive, that completed when Romo scrambled from danger and found Williams for the score.

Redskins kicker Shaun Suisham, who made the point-after-attempt, was booed by the home crowd here. Suisham used to play for the Redskins before he was cut earlier this month.

Redskins fans believe Suisham cost them two games, they're right.