Reporting Chuck Carroll
ARLINGTON, Tex. (CBSDC) — Robert Griffin III has long touchdown passes to Aldrick Robinson and Pierre Garcon and the Washington Redskins shrugged off a slow start to score four unanswered touchdowns in the second quarter en route to building an impressive 28-3 halftime lead over the Dallas Cowboys.
Griffin is matching last week’s perfect passer rating. The Baylor-product again has a 158.3 passer rating in his return to Texas.
Griffin finished the half 11-of-14 for 208 yards and three touchdowns.
The first score came on a 68-yard Griffin to Robinson bomb — the pair’s second long touchdown in as many games. The pair connected on a 49-yard score in the 31-6 drubbing of the Philadelphia Eagles four days earlier.
Cornerback Josh Wilson jarred the football out of Dallas wide receiver Dez Bryant’s hands and DeJon Gomes scooped it up to set the plate for Washington’s second score of the afternoon.
Alfred Morris capitalized on the turnover, punching it in from one-yard out. It was the rookie’s first touchdown since Week 6 and his sixth of the season.
Morris is on pace for his fourth 100-yard game of the season, finishing the half with 63 yards on 12 carries.
Garcon, whose nagging toe injury was a concern entering the contest, showed no signs of being slowed, finding pay dirt on 59-yard strike for the Redskins third score of the quarter. It was his first since his 88-yard Week 1 score against the New Orleans Saints. when he was on the receiving end of an 88-yard touchdown pass in New Orleans.
Santana Moss was able to keep both feet inbounds as he hauled in an impressive six-yard touchdown with five seconds remaining in the half to push the Redskins out their biggest halftime lead of the season.
The Redskins surrendered three sacks.
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was limited to 97 yards behind a 13-of-21 effort.
If Washington is able to maintain the lead, it will be their first ever victory in Dallas on Thanksgiving.