Reporting Chuck Carroll
LANDOVER, Md. (CBSDC) — Richard Crawford and Josh Wilson each intercepted Tony Romo, but the Washington Redskins find themselves in a 7-7 deadlock with the Dallas Cowboys at halftime with the NFC East title and a trip to the playoffs on the line.
The winner of the game will host the Seattle Seahawks next Sunday at 4:30 p.m.
Following the Crawford interception, the first miss of Kai Forbath’s career squandered Washington’s first chance at points. His 37-yard attempt bounced off the right upright and fell to the ground. Prior to that point, Forbath was a perfect 17-for-17.
Despite turning the ball twice, Romo would give Dallas the first points of the game when he connected with Jason Witten on a 9-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter.
A 17-yard touchdown run by Alfred Morris would draw the Redskins even on the subsequent possession. He became just the second Redskins running back to rush for more than 1,500 yards in the season and broke the franchise record for most touchdowns by a rookie running back.
Morris amassed 92 first half rushing yards.
In the biggest game of his young NFL career, Robert Griffin III passed for 43 yards behind a 5-of-11 first half effort that included 21 yards on the ground.
Safety Madieu Williams suffered a left shoulder injury in the second quarter, but was able to return. His backup, DeJon Gomes, is inactive, compounding issues in an already thin secondary.