Redskins end Cowboys' 6-game streak, 20-17 in OT

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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) is sacked by Washington Redskins inside linebacker Keenan Robinson (52) during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. Romo suffered an injury during the play. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 27: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys is sacked by Keenan Robinson #52 of the Washington Redskins during the second half at AT&T Stadium on October 27, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 27: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys is sacked by Keenan Robinson #52 of the Washington Redskins during the second half at AT&T Stadium on October 27, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 27: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys is sacked by Keenan Robinson #52 of the Washington Redskins during the second half at AT&T Stadium on October 27, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 27: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys is sacked by Keenan Robinson #52 of the Washington Redskins during the second half at AT&T Stadium on October 27, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Washington Redskins' Jason Hatcher (97) checks on Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) who lays on the ground injured after being sacked by the Redskins' Keenan Robinson during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 27: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys is attended to by team personnel after being sacked by Keenan Robinson #52 of the Washington Redskins during the second half at AT&T Stadium on October 27, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 27: Head coach Jason Garrett of the Dallas Cowboys and team personnel attend to Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys after he was sacked by Keenan Robinson #52 of the Washington Redskins during the second half at AT&T Stadium on October 27, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 27: Head coach Jason Garrett of the Dallas Cowboys and team personnel attend to Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys after he was sacked by Keenan Robinson #52 of the Washington Redskins during the second half at AT&T Stadium on October 27, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 27: Head coach Jason Garrett of the Dallas Cowboys and team personnel attend to Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys after he was sacked by Keenan Robinson #52 of the Washington Redskins during the second half at AT&T Stadium on October 27, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 27: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys is attended to by team personnel after being sacked by Keenan Robinson #52 of the Washington Redskins during the second half at AT&T Stadium on October 27, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 27: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys is attended to by team personnel after being sacked by Keenan Robinson #52 of the Washington Redskins during the second half at AT&T Stadium on October 27, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 27: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys is helped from the field by team personnel as head coach Jason Garrett watches during the second half at AT&T Stadium on October 27, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 27: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys is escorted from the field after being sacked by Keenan Robinson #52 of the Washington Redskins during the second half at AT&T Stadium on October 27, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 27: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys leaves the field for the dressing room after being sacked by Keenan Robinson #52 of the Washington Redskins during the second half at AT&T Stadium on October 27, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 27: Colt McCoy #16 of the Washington Redskins scrambles out of the pocket against George Selvie #99 of the Dallas Cowboys in the second quarter at AT&T Stadium on October 27, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 27: ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER Colt McCoy #16 of the Washington Redskins throws against the Dallas Cowboys in the second quarter at AT&T Stadium on October 27, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 27: ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER Colt McCoy #16 of the Washington Redskins throws against the Dallas Cowboys in the second quarter at AT&T Stadium on October 27, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 27: DeMarco Murray #29 of the Dallas Cowboys runs the ball against the Washington Redskins in the second quarter at AT&T Stadium on October 27, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 27: DeMarco Murray #29 of the Dallas Cowboys runs the ball against the Washington Redskins in the second quarter at AT&T Stadium on October 27, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 27: Ryan Kerrigan #91 of the Washington Redskins sacks Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys during the first half at AT&T Stadium on October 27, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 27: Ryan Kerrigan #91 of the Washington Redskins sacks Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys during the first half at AT&T Stadium on October 27, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) throws to tight end Jason Witten on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (Max Faulkner/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT via Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 27: Dez Bryant #88 of the Dallas Cowboys is tackled by Ryan Clark #25 of the Washington Redskins during the first half at AT&T Stadium on October 27, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 27: Dez Bryant #88 of the Dallas Cowboys is tackled by Ryan Clark #25 of the Washington Redskins during the first half at AT&T Stadium on October 27, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Dallas Cowboys' Brandon Weeden signals to the offense at the line of scrimmage during the second half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett applauds as he walks up the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Colt McCoy's successful return to Texas trumped Tony Romo's dramatic return to the game.

McCoy directed Washington to Kai Forbath's 40-yard field goal in overtime and Dallas was unable to answer after Romo came back from an injury to his surgically repaired back, sending the Redskins to a 20-17 victory on Monday night that snapped the Cowboys' six-game winning streak.

McCoy, the former Texas star playing at the home of the Cowboys for the first time since his final college game in his home state, calmly drove the Redskins (3-5) to the winning points.

McCoy, Gruden On Redskins Win


The Cowboys (6-2) had one last chance, but didn't get a first down. Romo's final pass on fourth down was knocked away by Bashaud Breeland.

Romo left after getting sacked by Keenan Robinson in the third quarter. He lay motionless for several minutes but returned for the final Dallas drive of regulation.

The 34-year-old Romo, who had surgery for a herniated disk last December, reached for his back after the hit and stayed flat on the ground before trainers rolled him to his side. He walked to the locker room mostly under his own power.

Coach Jason Garrett said X-rays were negative and Romo had a back contusion.

He played through a back injury against the Redskins last year, leading a winning drive that kept the Cowboys' playoff hopes alive. But he had to sit out a season-ending loss to Philadelphia that kept Dallas out of the postseason for the fourth straight year.

This time, it was McCoy getting the win in his first start in almost three years after beginning the night with a career record of 6-15.

McCoy, who was 25 of 30 for 299 yards, threw 23 yards to Pierre Garcon to get the winning drive going. On third-and-3 from midfield, he fled the pocket, pointed to Jordan Reed to run up the field and lofted a pass that Reed caught while tiptoeing inbounds.

Another 16-yarder to Reed made Forbath's job much easier.

Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray extended the record he took from Jim Brown a week ago with his eighth straight 100-yard rushing game to start the season. He had 141 yards rushing and another 80 receiving.

Brandon Weeden took over at quarterback after Romo was hurt, and his first play was a handoff to Murray for 51 yards to the Redskins 6, pushing him over 1,000 yards for the second season in a row.

The previous Dallas running back with consecutive 1,000-yard seasons was NFL career rushing leader Emmitt Smith with 11 in a row from 1991 to 2001.

McCoy put Washington up 17-10 early in the fourth quarter with a 7-yard run on a quarterback draw, slicing between three defenders across the goal line.

Weeden answered with a matching 80-yard drive capped by his 25-yard scoring pass to Jason Witten.

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