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Cowboys Ripped by Skins 27-6 in Regular Season Finale

Dallas Cowboys Marion Barber (24) is dragged down by Washington Redskins Marcus Washington (53) and Leigh Torrence (29) during the third quarter of their NFL football game at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007.

It was a game that mattered very little to Dallas, and Dallas fans hope that was the reason for the lousy play. The Cowboys played most of their starters early on, but it didn’t seem to matter. The Redskins were playing with a purpose and weren’t going to hope for a Minnesota loss to get them where they wanted to do.

Tony Romo threw for 86 yards and went 7 completions for 16 attempts. In doing so, setting a new franchise record for completions in a single season. Likely the only possible positive to come out of this game. The Cowboys rushed for just 1 yard the entire game, with Julius Jones leading the team in rushing yards with 7. Terry Glenn played, but the rust was evident, as he was unable to catch either of the two passes thrown his way. Miles Austin had a chance to make a couple of big plays, but both times dropped the ball.

Todd Collins was filling in again for Jason Campbell, and lead Washington to a win with another solid performance. He went 22 of 31 for 244 yards and had 1 TD pass to Santana Moss. Clinton Portis had a very big day, running for 104 yards on 25 attempts and 2 touchdowns. Clinton Portis is the first runningback to run for over 100 yards on the Cowboys this season.

Tidbits

Jason Witten needed only 8 receptions to be only the second TE in NFL history to end a season 100 receptions, he only was able to get 2 receptions and will end the regular season with 94 receptions. The Dallas Cowboys may have played a vast majority of their starters, four did not make the trip. Terrell Owens, Andre Gurode, Terrence Newman, and Jay Ratliff all sat out this game.

The Washington Redskins will be playing against the Seattle Seahawks in the playoff wild card game. The last time the Redskins were in the playoffs they played Seattle and lost 20-10.

The Cowboys over the last several years haven’t had much luck in the seasons finale. Their last win in the final game of the regular season came in the 1999 season where they beat the New York Giants 26-18.


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