Pulse Report: Cowboys at Redskins

Pulse Report: Cowboys at Redskins
December 23, 2013, 10:30 am
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Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) runs with the ball as Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall (23) chases in the second quarter at FedEx Field.

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Here are some of the social highlights from the Redskins' 24-23 loss to the Cowboys:

Here's what the Redskins had to say on Twitter before the game, London Fletcher's final game in front of a FedEx crowd:

We wanted to hear your predictions for Kirk Cousins in his first start against the Cowboys:

After a slipping and sliding 3 & Out for the Redskins on their first possession, new Cowboy Micheal Spurlock returned Sav Rocca's punt 62 yards to the Redskins' 3. DeMarco Murray finished the job with a 3-yard run to give Dallas an early 7-0 lead:

With 4:15 to play in the 1st quarter, Kai Forbath kicked a 36-yard field goal to get the Redskins on the board, trailing the Cowboys 7-3.

Despite starting with great field possession, the Redskins were unable to punch into the end zone midway through the 2nd quarter. Kai Forbath kicked a 22-yard field goal to bring Washington to within 1 point of the Cowboys with 7:36 to go in the half:

The Cowboys started backed up to their own end zone on the ensuing drive, but big 30+ yard plays from DeMarco Murray and Dez Bryant brought them within striking distance. A 14-yard touchdown pass to Bryant (after a stealthy spin by Romo to avoid a sack by E.J. Biggers) extended the Dallas lead to 14-6:

Late in the first half, Kirk Cousins threw a pass behind Santana Moss. The ball bounced off of Moss' hands and right into the arms of a waiting Jeff Heath. The Cowboys took over and were content to head to the locker room with a 14-6 lead at the half.

The Cowboys' drive to open the 2nd half was stopped short when Josh Wilson forced Tyler Clutts to fumble and recovered the ball himself. A short while later, Pierre Garçon's 106th catch of the season tied Art Monk's franchise record & brought the Redskins to within 1 point of Dallas:

Romo gonna Romo. Midway through the 3rd quarter, DeAngelo Hall picked off an ill-advised Romo pass to give the Redskins great position inside Cowboys' territory:

On two consecutive drives the Redskins came up with turnovers, and on two consecutive drives they capitalized. This time a 4 yard run by Alfred Morris launched the Redskins into a 20-14 lead with 3:41 to play in the 3rd quarter.

Early in the 4th quarter, Kai Forbath kicked a big 47-yard field goal to extend the Redskins' lead to 23-14.

With just over six minutes to play, Cofield got pressure on Tony Romo, forcing a high throw that was just out of Dez Bryant's reach in the back of the end zone. A Dan Bailey field goal narrowed the Redskins lead to 23-17.

On a 4th & Goal from the Redskins' 10, Tony Romo had plenty of time to step up and find DeMarco Murray for the tying touchdown. Dan Bailey's PAT (which he nearly missed) gave Dallas a 24-23 lead with 1:08 to play:

With the game on the line on 4th & 6, Kirk Cousins aired one out to Fred Davis. Unfortunately, Davis wasn't in the game and that did it for the Redskins, sealing a 24-23 loss to the Cowboys.

Here's what the players had to say following a painful loss to the rival Cowboys in London Fletcher's final home appearance: