Friday 18 August 2017 / 03:08 PM

Redskins stun Cowboys 20-17 on MNF

Tony Romo and the Cowboys’ wild ride is over (for now) after a shocking Monday night home loss to the struggling Washington Redskins under third-string back-up quarterback Colt McCoy. The fifth-year pro had a decent stat line in his first start of the year, throwing for 299 yards with 0 TDs and 1 interception.

But it was in OT that McCoy truly shone. After getting the ball first in extra-time, he led the Skins down to the Cowboys’ 33-yard line where Washington kicker Kai Forbath kicked the eventual game-winner.

Under new overtime rules the opposing team gets a chance to even things up if the first team that gets the ball is forced to settle for a FG, but on Dallas’ ensuing possession they were stopped on a 4th and 3, and that was that.

The Cowboys’ six-game win streak is kaput as DeMarco Murray continued his incredible run of eight straight games with 100-plus yards on the ground.

The NFL’s leading rusher finished up with 141 yards on just 19 carries and added 80 more through the air on four receptions.

Murray’s monster performance now puts him on pace to capture what most would consider an uncatchable record in today’s pass-happy NFL.

Of course he’s only on pace to beat the record by three yards and there are still eight more games left on the Cowboys’ schedule … Eric Dickerson doesn’t need to sweat it just yet.

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