Nov 22, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) holds the Gobler award after a victory against the Dallas Cowboys during a game on Thanksgiving at Cowboys Stadium. The Redskins beat the Cowboys 38-31. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins Hold Off The Dallas Cowboys, 38-31


Just when Redskins’ rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III demonstrated to the football world one week that he was the answer Washington was searching for, he continues to why his team can not be counted out of the playoff hunt for this season.

Coming off a career-high four touchdown passes thrown in a 31-6 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 11, RG3, who completed 20 out of 28 attempts for 311 yards and an interception, led the charge for the burgundy and gold with another outing where he threw four touchdown passes against the Cowboys (5-6) in a late nail-biting victory in Dallas, 38-31.

After an explosive second quarter where the Redskins scored four touchdowns (the most since 1999 against the Carolina Panthers) and led by as many as 25 points, the Cowboys responded and cut the lead to seven midway through the fourth quarter. However, after a quiet 18 minutes of game time, the Redskins (5-6) answered with 10 points to end any comeback hopes that the Cowboys and their fans had.

Cowboys’ quarterback Tony Romo finished with 441 yards off 37 for 62 attempts with three touchdowns and two interceptions.

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