Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys struck first. After a pair of first-quarter interceptions, Romo did well on his team's first drive of the second quarter, completing all four of his passes on a drive that started on the Cowboys' 11-yard line. Most of the work was due to DeMarco Murray and Felix Jones, but Romo dealt the key strike: Jason Witten danced back and forth in the end zone, eventually squeezing open for a second over the arm of Redskins linebacker Perry Riley. The play appeared to be snapped late, as the Cowboys could have been flagged for a delay of game penalty.
Robert Griffin III still looks out of sorts, now having completed 5-of-11 passes for only 43 yards, but he wasn't really needed on the team's touchdown drive. It was all Alfred Morris, who carried the ball 45 yards on four carries, including a 17-yard touchdown run to the left. Evan Royster and Griffin contributed runs as well.
The Cowboys opted to punt instead of attempting a 52-yard field goal with less than a minute left. It was a questionable decision, with the Redskins swapping coverage teams and the punt eventually bounding into the end zone.