NFL: Griffin enjoys Thanksgiving Day feast on Cowboys

Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:10pm EST
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(Reuters) - Robert Griffin III tossed four touchdowns for the second straight game to lead the surging Washington Redskins to a 38-31 road win over the fading Dallas Cowboys on Thursday.

Griffin put on a Thanksgiving Day clinic, completing 20-of-28 passes for 311 yards with touchdowns to Aldrick Robinson, Santana Moss, Pierre Garcon and Niles Paul, matching the four scores he threw in Sunday's win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Tony Romo had his biggest day as a Dallas quarterback, tossing for a career-high 441 yards and three touchdowns, but also had two costly interceptions that helped put the Cowboys in a hole they could not escape.

"It's disappointing," Romo told reporters. "They got after us pretty good and we had to work our way back the whole game and obviously fell short.

"We have to find ways to do things better. We need to play better.

"It's just not going to be a fun few days now. I'm exhausting my brain thinking of things to do to help us get off to better starts and move the ball better."

Washington's victory pulled them level with the Cowboys at 5-6 for the season but more importantly left them just one game back of the NFC East-leading New York Giants, who play the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.

Dallas accounted for all the scoring in the opening quarter on a Dan Bailey 30-yard field goal before the Redskins exploded for 28 points in the second, including three touchdown passes from Griffin.

The Redskins rookie quarterback, who played his college football in Texas, made himself right at home in Dallas, hooking up with a wide-open Robinson on a 68-yard bomb.   Continued...

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III shakes hands with fans after the Redskins beat the Dallas Cowboys in their NFL football game in Arlington, Texas November 22, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Stone