I like the way the game is going, although I don't like Dallas' ability to get an offense going—especially one featuring Barber—in the latter stages of the second quarter. There's no adjustment you can make for that besides just plain tackling the guy. Still, the late field goal was a nice boost, especially considering that they had no timeouts and the chances of scoring with a middling return were pretty slim.
13:37—We have a Devin Thomas sighting as he catches a short pass to convert a third and three. He then trots back off the field.
8:23—After two more third down conversions, Campbell throws an interception on third and two to kill the drive. He tried to squeeze it in to Moss, but Newman's was too tight on him and he got the pick.
6:16—Dallas goes nowhere after the pick as an illegal formation killed a third-down conversion on a slant to Miles Austing that carried into Redskins territory. After that a false start made it third and 17 and Romo's was off target on a deep pass attempt.
3:41—Another promising drive goes astray. After two big plays—a 24-yard pass to Randle El and a 20-yard Portis run—the drive stalls after Campbell gets sacked and Suisham is short—short?—on a 46-yard field goal try. The defense might have to come up with another turnover at some point here. I still like the way it's going, but it could get away in a hurry as the Redskins are not creating any margin for error.
End of third quarter
Redskins 10, Cowboys 7
At the end of the quarter, Randle El left for the locker room walking gingerly.