Defense erasing Cowboys' demons

Stingy unit emerges against Saints and Redskins, clicks in time for late-season run

Updated: December 28, 2009, 10:48 AM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

LANDOVER, Md. -- Tony Romo offered a challenge after the Dallas Cowboys punched their playoff ticket Sunday night.

"Find me another defense that you'd want right now," Romo said after the Cowboys' 17-0 win over the Washington Redskins.

It's hard to argue against the quarterback's point, at least in the NFC, considering that the Cowboys had allowed the fewest points in the conference even before pitching the shutout. They're allowing 16.7 points per game after leaving a goose ...

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