Griffin shines, Redskins hold off Cowboys, 38-31

Griffin shines, Redskins hold off Cowboys, 38-31
November 22, 2012, 8:14 pm
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Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) tries to break a tackle by Washington Redskins' Cedric Griffin, rear, and London Fletcher, right, after a reception in the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Matt Strasen)

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Robert Griffin III threw for 311 yards and four touchdowns, helping the Washington Redskins beat the Dallas Cowboys 38-31 on Thursday.

The Heisman Trophy winner from Baylor made the Cowboys (5-6) look like an overmatched college team during the decisive second quarter in his first trip to Texas as a pro.

Griffin was 8 of 8 for 178 yards with three touchdowns to key the first 28-point quarter in 13 years for the Redskins (5-6). The rookie became the first Washington quarterback to throw four touchdown passes in consecutive games.

Tony Romo lost for the first time in six starts on Thanksgiving, despite a career-high 441 yards and three second-half touchdowns, including a career-long 85-yarder to Dez Bryant.