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Monday, December 23, 2013
Three up, Three down

By Calvin Watkins

LANDOVER, Md. -- After the Cowboys season-saving 24-23 victory over the Washington Redskins on Sunday we have our weekly Three up and Three down on who played well and who didn't.

Three Up

Terrance Williams. The rookie receiver finished with two clutch catches on the go-ahead drive, a 15-yarder along the sidelines where he got both feet in-bounds and a 51-yard strike where he took advantage of a defender falling down. Williams finished with four catches for a team-leading 84 yards.

DeMarco Murray. He caught the go-ahead touchdown on fourth down and rushed for 96 yards with 22 carries and one rushing touchdown. Murray was a dominant force in the victory over the Redskins. Murray had a nifty 43-yard run and ran with a physical presence.

George Selvie. With the pass rush still having problems, Selive had a productive day. he had two tackles for loss, a quarterback hurry and three tackles overall.

Stock Down

Brandon Carr. He struggled for most of the day while covering Pierre Garcon and fellow starting corner Orlando Scandrick decided to take over. Maybe Carr was still feeling the effects of his flu from the past week, but he didn't play well at all.

DeMarcus Ware. He finished with five tackles on the day but there were too many times Ware wasn't noticed. Ware, who lined up in different spots as an end and outside linebacker, did have one quarterback hurry, but with so much to play for he just didn't do enough.

Miles Austin. Did Austin retire? He had one catch for 8 yards on Sunday and was taken off the field for all but one play of the last drive of the game. Is it his hamstring again, or does the team have more confidence in Williams and Cole Beasley? The Cowboys, like Ware, need more from him.