Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) – Colt McCoy led a game-winning field goal
drive in overtime in his first start since 2011 as the Washington Redskins
went into AT&T Stadium and stunned the Dallas Cowboys, 20-17, on Monday night.
McCoy, who began the season third on Washington’s depth chart behind Robert
Griffin III and Kirk Cousins, relieved the turnover-prone Cousins last week
and led a come-from-behind victory over Tennessee. With Griffin still
recovering from an ankle injury, McCoy was given his first start since Dec. 8,
2011, when he was with the Browns.
McCoy completed 25-of-30 passes for 299 yards and ran for a touchdown, as
Washington (3-5) won its second straight with the former University of Texas
star under center.
The Redskins won the coin toss and started overtime with a 23-yard pass from
McCoy to Pierre Garcon. Later, McCoy found Jordan Reed for five yards near the
left sideline to move the sticks. On the very next play from the Dallas 45,
McCoy rolled to his left and lofted a pass to a well-covered Reed, who
adjusted his body in mid-air and made a miraculous catch on the sideline.
The drive stalled at the 22 after Reed was tackled near the line of scrimmage
on 3rd-and-3, and Kai Forbath drilled a 40-yard field goal to make it 20-17.
Tony Romo and the Cowboys offense had a chance to tie the game or win it with
a touchdown, but Bashaud Breeland knocked down a fourth down pass intended for
Dez Bryant to secure the victory.
Romo, who left the game in the third quarter and spent the majority of the
second half in the locker room being evaluated, returned for the final series
of regulation and the lone possession in overtime.