After all, the Redskins suddenly are right back in the NFC East race.
Robert Griffin III became the first rookie in NFL history to throw four touchdown passes in back-to-back weeks. Aside from one errant interception, Griffin's trademark accuracy was on display in a 20-of-28, 311-yard passing performance. There was the requisite wide-open, beautiful bomb to Aldrick Robinson, but there also were many pinpoint throws into tight windows.
Alfred Morris rushed for over 100 yards, and Pierre Garcon finally looked fully healthy on a 59-yard TD catch. The Redskins' defense still gives up big plays, but this is a team with a more clearly definable strength than the Cowboys. It is very, very difficult to stop the Redskins' offense.
The Cowboys rallied from a 28-3 hole to make it a one-score game with eight minutes left. This is where big-time offenses step up. And Griffin led a clock-killing field goal drive that put the game away.
The Redskins are 2-1 in the division and host the Giants next week. If the Giants lose to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night, the Redskins will have a chance to nab a share of first place in the NFC East.
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