Colt McCoy directed Washington to Kai Forbath’s 40-yard field goal in overtime and Dallas was unable to answer after Tony Romo returned from an apparent injury, sending the Redskins to a 20-17 victory on Monday night in Arlington, Texas, that snapped the Cowboys’ six-game winning streak.
McCoy, the former Texas star playing at the home of the Cowboys for the first time since his final college game in his home state, calmly drove the Redskins (3-5) to the winning points.
The Cowboys (6-2) had one last chance, but didn’t get a first down. Romo’s final pass on fourth down was knocked away by Bashaud Breeland.
Romo left after getting sacked by Keenan Robinson in the third quarter. He lay motionless for several minutes but returned for the final Dallas drive of regulation.
McCoy, who was 25 of 30 for 299 yards, threw 23 yards to Pierre Garcon to get the winning drive going. On third-and-3 from midfield, he fled the pocket, pointed to Jordan Reed to run up the field and lofted a pass that Reed caught while tiptoeing inbounds.
Another 16-yarder to Reed made Forbath’s job much easier.
Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray extended the record he took from Jim Brown a week ago with his eighth straight 100-yard rushing game to start the season. He also had 80 yards receiving.
Rams’ Long, Quick out for year
St. Louis Rams offensive lineman Jake Long and wide receiver Brian Quick both will miss the rest of the season because of injuries, coach Jeff Fisher said.
Long tore the ACL in his knee during the third quarter of the Rams’ 34-7 loss at Kansas City on Sunday. He tore the same ACL 10 months ago, ending his 2013 season.
Fisher said Quick “suffered significant damage” to his shoulder in the second quarter against the Chiefs. The injury occurred on Quick’s lone catch of the game.
Around the league
Bears defensive end Lamarr Houston will miss the remainder of the season after he ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee while celebrating a sack in a blowout loss to New England. … The Browns claimed tight end Ryan Taylor off waivers from Baltimore after Jordan Cameron sustained at least his third concussion in three seasons on Sunday.
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