Here are some of the social highlights from the Redskins' 24-23 loss to the Cowboys:
Here's what the Redskins had to say on Twitter before the game, London Fletcher's final game in front of a FedEx crowd:
What Would London Do— Pierre Garçon (@PierreGarcon) December 22, 2013
Pouring at Fed-Ex makes for a more epic setting to beat the CowGirls! http://t.co/KYUVYn1Hy9— NickBarnett (@NickBarnett) December 22, 2013
We wanted to hear your predictions for Kirk Cousins in his first start against the Cowboys:
@CSNwashington 1 interception 3 touchdowns— Akram Bensalem (@yesitsakram) December 22, 2013
After a slipping and sliding 3 & Out for the Redskins on their first possession, new Cowboy Micheal Spurlock returned Sav Rocca's punt 62 yards to the Redskins' 3. DeMarco Murray finished the job with a 3-yard run to give Dallas an early 7-0 lead:
This is gonna be a painful game to watch #Redskins— Jack Owens (@jack_owens28) December 22, 2013
Was just telling my aunt about how the #redskins had the worst special teams in history and then that happens oh god this is a nightnare— Sarah (@sarahnizzle) December 22, 2013
Nice to see #Redskins special teams providing comic relief. Wonder if they do kid's parties?— Mark Oehlert (@moehlert) December 22, 2013
With 4:15 to play in the 1st quarter, Kai Forbath kicked a 36-yard field goal to get the Redskins on the board, trailing the Cowboys 7-3.
on the board! c'mon D #HTTR— Billy Kilson (@BillyKilson) December 22, 2013
Despite starting with great field possession, the Redskins were unable to punch into the end zone midway through the 2nd quarter. Kai Forbath kicked a 22-yard field goal to bring Washington to within 1 point of the Cowboys with 7:36 to go in the half:
The Cowboys started backed up to their own end zone on the ensuing drive, but big 30+ yard plays from DeMarco Murray and Dez Bryant brought them within striking distance. A 14-yard touchdown pass to Bryant (after a stealthy spin by Romo to avoid a sack by E.J. Biggers) extended the Dallas lead to 14-6:
EJ Biggers loves whiffing on sacks. #RedskinsTalk— mat burns (@MatBurnz) December 22, 2013
@CSNwashington he may as unclutch as they come but I've seen that spin away from a blitzer about 50 times from him— Robert Ainsworth (@DC2O2ALLDAY) December 22, 2013
Late in the first half, Kirk Cousins threw a pass behind Santana Moss. The ball bounced off of Moss' hands and right into the arms of a waiting Jeff Heath. The Cowboys took over and were content to head to the locker room with a 14-6 lead at the half.
RGIII's ego really effected Cousins on that throw. #RedskinsTalk— mat burns (@MatBurnz) December 22, 2013
@CSNwashington Plenty of time, bad pass. Call it what it is. Had ball over 20 minutes and only six points.— Ron Elliott (@RonElliott16) December 22, 2013
#RedskinsTalk Dallas defense is worst in league. 6 points? More self destruct.— Jeffrey Bochner (@jaboch) December 22, 2013
The Cowboys' drive to open the 2nd half was stopped short when Josh Wilson forced Tyler Clutts to fumble and recovered the ball himself. A short while later, Pierre Garçon's 106th catch of the season tied Art Monk's franchise record & brought the Redskins to within 1 point of Dallas:
Art Monk was one of the greatest ever I hope Pierre Garcon can live up to the expectations he has on his shoulders now #RedskinsTalk— David Lee (@UltramanBG) December 22, 2013
@CSNwashington Monk, one of the greatest Redskins WR of all time is proud right now. HTTR!!!!!!!!!— Brandon Christian (@DrummaBrandon) December 22, 2013
Romo gonna Romo. Midway through the 3rd quarter, DeAngelo Hall picked off an ill-advised Romo pass to give the Redskins great position inside Cowboys' territory:
On two consecutive drives the Redskins came up with turnovers, and on two consecutive drives they capitalized. This time a 4 yard run by Alfred Morris launched the Redskins into a 20-14 lead with 3:41 to play in the 3rd quarter.
It was as if Redskins elected to run "50 Gut" on the Cowboys just like in the Championship Game in '82. Right to the end zone. #RedskinsTalk— Carl A. Martinez (@TheCnotes) December 22, 2013
Early in the 4th quarter, Kai Forbath kicked a big 47-yard field goal to extend the Redskins' lead to 23-14.
Man all I want for Christmas is this Redskins win over the Cowboys #HTTR— Nathan Cowne (@DownWitDaCowne) December 22, 2013
WHO IS THIS TEAM?! #HTTR— Kim Wasabi (@RyceJuanton) December 22, 2013
Kobra Kai! #RedskinsTalk— Jeffrey Bochner (@jaboch) December 22, 2013
With just over six minutes to play, Cofield got pressure on Tony Romo, forcing a high throw that was just out of Dez Bryant's reach in the back of the end zone. A Dan Bailey field goal narrowed the Redskins lead to 23-17.
On a 4th & Goal from the Redskins' 10, Tony Romo had plenty of time to step up and find DeMarco Murray for the tying touchdown. Dan Bailey's PAT (which he nearly missed) gave Dallas a 24-23 lead with 1:08 to play:
Only the #Redskins could make Tony Romo look clutch— Kian Dowlatshahi (@kdowlatshahi) December 22, 2013
Kirk's not afraid. #HTTR— Kirk Cousins1⃣2⃣ (@b_brad95) December 22, 2013
With the game on the line on 4th & 6, Kirk Cousins aired one out to Fred Davis. Unfortunately, Davis wasn't in the game and that did it for the Redskins, sealing a 24-23 loss to the Cowboys.
Weather forecast in Washington: Fail @CSNwashington— Alison St.Clair (@AlisonStClair) December 22, 2013
#RedskinsTalk I think had 7 plays on fourth quarter as defense gave up two huge drives. No playmakers and dubious play caller on defense— Jeffrey Bochner (@jaboch) December 22, 2013
Here's what the players had to say following a painful loss to the rival Cowboys in London Fletcher's final home appearance:
Hurts that we couldn't get that win at home for our fans and for Fletch. Love this team, these coaches, and our fans.— Tyler Polumbus (@Tyler_Polumbus) December 22, 2013
Disappointed we couldn't get that win for Fletch and the fans. Stand up guy, great leader, phenomenal player...that's a tough one to digest— Reed Doughty (@doughty37) December 22, 2013