Pulse Report: Redskins at Cowboys

Pulse Report: Redskins at Cowboys
October 14, 2013, 12:30 pm
Share This Post

Join the conversation throughout the Redskins' season by using the #RedskinsTalk hashtag. Your tweets and Instagram photos will be featured in Redskins Pulse.

Here are some of the social highlights from the Redskins' 31-16 loss to the Cowboys:

The Redskins were pumped up for the bright lights of the Sunday Night Football stage and big rivalry game:

The Redskins-Cowboys rivalry has a long and storied history, but we asked you to describe Sunday night's game in just one word:

We also wanted to hear your favorite moments from the rivalry:

The Cowboys struck first. An 80-yard opening drive was capped off with a 4-yard rush up the middle by DeMarco Murray to give Dallas a 7-0 lead:

The Redskins had to settle for a field goal on their first drive, but the offense was playing hard and looked promising from the get-go:

Early in the 2nd quarter, Josh Wilson got a hand on Romo's pass and tipped it up. Rob Jackson reeled it in for the interception and the Redskins took over at their own 37:

Late in the first half, the Cowboys took a 14-3 lead on an 86-yard punt return by Dwayne Harris. In a call that surprised a lot of Redskins fans, special teams coordinator Keith Burns wandered a bit too far towards the field and got in an official's way, leading to a 15-yard penalty assessed on the kickoff:

A 32-yard field goal by Kai Forbath brought the Redskins to within 14-6 at the half. The offense was moving the ball fairly well, but didn't have much to show for it:

The Redskins' first drive of the 2nd half ended with a 33-yard Forbath field goal, narrowing the Cowboys' lead to 14-9:

On the following kickoff, Dwayne Harris nearly struck again, returning the kick 90 yards before E.J. Biggers caught up to bring him down:

The Cowboys capitalized on the big return when Tony Romo found Terrance Williams for a 15-yard TD strike:

Alfred Morris became the first Redskin to visit the end zone on the night when he broke loose for a 45-yard TD run, the longest of his career, bringing Washington to within 21-16 of Dallas late in the 3rd quarter:

Early in the 4th quarter, the Redskins defense managed to keep Romo and the Cowboys out of the end zone, thanks in large part to a great knock-down by DHall to prevent a TD catch by Miles Austin. Dallas settled for a 30-yard Dan Bailey field goal and 24-16 lead with 10:36 to play in the 4th quarter:

Midway through the 4th quarter, Griffin stepped up through the pass rush but ended up holding onto the ball too long and was strip-sacked from behind. The Cowboys recovered on the Redskins' 4 yard line, and moments later a 1-yard Randle run gave Dallas a 31-16 lead with 8:49 to go:

With 6:00 left to play, Santana Moss fell on a route, leaving Orlando Scandrick uncontested in the back of the end zone to pick off Griffin's pass:

It wasn't looking good for the Redskins as the final minutes ticked away. We wanted to know if you saw any bright spots despite the scoreboard:

At the final whistle, the Redskins fell to the Cowboys 31-16:

The players were clearly disappointed with the loss, but were impressed by the support that came out in hostile territory and were looking forward to sorting things out before next week's matchup with the 4-2 Bears: