Dallas Gets Past Redskins

Sunday, November 18th 2007, 9:49 pm
By: News On 6

IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Terrell Owens' first big catch pulled the Dallas Cowboys out of an ugly funk and set up his first touchdown. His second touchdown put them ahead for the first time. His third touchdown was downright fun. The fourth? It marked a
personal best, plus tied a team record. Yet T.O. still had one thing left to do.

Playing the last line of defense on a game-ending Hail Mary, the ball found Owens in the end zone again. Instead of going for a glitzy interception, he followed orders and swatted it away, preserving a 28-23 victory over the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

Owens' TD catches of 4, 31, 46 and 52 yards was all the scoring the Cowboys needed to get to 9-1 for the first time since 1983. With Green Bay also winning Sunday, the teams remain tied atop the NFC with one game left before they meet at Texas Stadium a week from Thursday.

Dallas has won four straight since losing to New England, and Owens is a huge reason for it, producing at least 100 yards receiving and one touchdown each game.