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Wade Phillips takes blame for fumble

Updated: September 14, 2010, 9:17 AM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- Head coach Wade Phillips accepts fault for the turning point in the Dallas Cowboys' season-opening loss Sunday night to the Washington Redskins because he failed to assert his authority on the final play of the first half.

The result of the play -- a called Hail Mary that turned into a short throw to running back Tashard Choice -- was a 32-yard fumble return for a touchdown by cornerback DeAngelo Hall that gave the Redskins a 10-0 halftime lead.

"We needed to kneel ...

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