It was over when ...
Redskins quarterback Todd Collins connected with Santana Moss on a 42-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter to put Washington ahead 27-3. Dallas added a field goal, but otherwise the quarter was uneventful as Washington sealed a 27-6 win and the NFC's final playoff berth.
Collins gets the nod offensively for his continued strong play since filling in for injured starter Jason Campbell in Week 14. Collins threw for 244 yards and a touchdown in cold, rainy conditions that made it tough on the passer. Defensively, the honor goes to Chris Wilson. The undrafted free agent defensive end has improved throughout the season and showed it with two sacks.
Dallas rushed for a franchise record-low 1 yard (on 16 carries) as Washington controlled the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball.
The Redskins will play at Seattle next Saturday. The last time the Redskins were in the playoffs, in the 2005 season, they lost to Seattle 20-10. ... The Cowboys played their starters into the third quarter, before removing most of them from the game. ... Dallas finished 0-for-11 on third down. ... In his last three games, Tony Romo has thrown one touchdown and five interceptions. ... Moss has had only two 100-yard receiving games this season -- both have come against the Cowboys.