The Monday Night Football game had Cowboys fans crazy after the boys finally redeemed themselves following their recent game disasters. It wasn’t the best game ever but the fans were left screaming as the Cowboys finally tasted victory.
Dan Bailey made a breathtaking 54-yard field goal that led his team to a 19-16 victory over the Washington Redskins with less than fifteen seconds on the clock.
The kick was Bailey’s 10th career game winning field goal. He contributed 13 points for the team as he was perfect on 54, 38, 34 and 20 yards attempts. This victorious moment only gave their supporters one more reason to keep their faith in the squad despite the unsatisfactory win-loss record. After a long wait, the Cowboys gained their first triumph this season without the help of their fearless leader, Tony Romo.
Taking another shot at the QB spot, Matt Cassel tried his best to become a better replacement for the injured Romo. As expected, Dallas was in a very rough situation during the first half as they only mustered 89 total yards of offense. What’s even worse is that the Cowboys had five penalties before they took the break. On the night, Cassel completed 16 of 29 passes for 222 yards with zero touchdowns and no interceptions. The team had difficulties in moving the ball but so did the Redskins, who piled up just 266 total net yards.
Although the Cowboys offense wasn’t able to execute effectively and had a lot of mistakes, they still accomplished something remarkable during the game. TE Jason Witten brought the fans to their feet as he caught his 1,000th career reception in the second quarter. Witten is the 12th player in NFL history to reach this plateau. What’s incredible about this is that he’s the second tight end to enter the exclusive list of league players who have caught 1,000 plus catches.
The Dallas defensive line also played a major factor in their team’s success. Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones praised them for doing an excellent job and anticipates continued improvement from the defense corps. LB Sean Lee impressed the audience, leading their squad with 13 tackles and a sack while DE DeMarcus Lawrence had two sacks.
This recent win has kept the boys hanging in the NFC East race and it also proved that there is a possibility that the Dallas Cowboys can still make it to the playoffs.