Washington 38, Dallas 31

Thursday, November 22, 2012 4:15 PM
WHEN: 4:15 PM EST, Thursday, November 22, 2012
WHERE: Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas
TEMPERATURE: DOME
HEAD OFFICIAL: Bill Leavy
ATTENDANCE: 90166

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Washington 0 28 0 10 38
Dallas 3 0 10 18 31

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 5-6 2-3 3-3 W2
Dallas 5-6 2-3 3-3 L1

Recap


Redskins 38, Cowboys 31: Robert Griffin III tossed four touchdown passes for the second time in five days as visiting Washington snapped a six-game Thanksgiving Day losing skid to Dallas.

After torching NFC East rival Philadelphia on Sunday, Griffin picked up where he left off by completing 20-of-28 passes for 311 yards. Aldrick Robinson and Santana Moss reeled in their second touchdown in as many weeks and Pierre Garcon and Niles Paul also had scoring receptions for the Redskins (5-6).

Tony Romo rebounded from a sluggish start to throw for a career-high 441 yards and three touchdowns - including a pair to Dez Bryant. The mercurial receiver followed his 85-yard touchdown late in the third quarter with an 11-yard score on fourth down to bring the Cowboys (5-6) within one possession at 35-28.

Griffin, who played collegiately at Baylor, was sensational in his return to the Lone Star State. The reigning Heisman Trophy winner started the fireworks by hooking up with Robinson, who sped past a pair of defenders for a 68-yard score only 1:13 into the second quarter.

After rookie Alfred Morris rushed in from 1-yard out, Garcon gave Washington a 21-3 lead after reaching behind him to make the catch before turning upfield for a 59-yard score.

GAME NOTEBOOK: After throwing for eight touchdowns in his first nine games, Griffin amassed seven in a six-quarter stretch. ... Dallas WR Miles Austin strained his right hip on his team's first possession and did not return. ... Romo, who was 37-for-62 passing, suffered his first loss in six Thanksgiving appearances.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Washington   Dallas
Alfred Morris Player Felix Jones
24 Attempts 6
113 Yards 14
4.7 Avg Yards 2.3
1 Touchdowns 0
16 Long 5
Receiving
Washington   Dallas
Pierre Garcon Player Dez Bryant
4 Receptions 8
86 Yards 145
21.5 Avg Yards 18.1
1 Touchdowns 2
59 Long 85

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Washington 437 149 288 5 1 2 2.0 1
Dallas 458 35 423 3 3 1 3.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Dallas will play their next game at home against Philadelphia . The Cowboys have a W/L % of .455 after a win and .455 after a loss.
  • Washington will play their next game at home against N.Y. Giants. The Redskins have a W/L % of .455 after a win and .455 after a loss.