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Cowboys survive 'skins comeback

Cowboys survive 'skins comeback
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Sunday, December 19, 2010 - 8:58pm

David Buehler made a 39-yard field goal with 50 seconds left, giving the Dallas Cowboys a 33-30 victory over the Washington Redskins that was a lot tougher than it had to be.


The Cowboys led 27-7 early in the third quarter and 30-14 at the start of the fourth. They could have broken the game open even wider but got only field goals out of drives that reached the 20, 2 and 3, and failed to score on drives that reached the 1 and 18.


By pulling it out, Dallas improved to 4-2 under interim coach Jason Garrett, guaranteeing no worse than a break-even finish in his tenure. The Cowboys (5-9) and Redskins (5-9) are tied for third place in the NFC East.


Washington lost its fourth straight and sixth in the last seven.


New starting quarterback Rex Grossman tied his career-high with four touchdown passes, but the game ended with him throwing an interception.
 

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