Just like that, the six-game winning streak is over.
Washington stunned the Cowboys in Dallas on Monday, surviving a back-and-forth game 20-17 in overtime.
“I was just very happy we got the win,” Washington wide receiver Pierre Garcon said on Ferrall on the Bench. “Like you said, it was a gutsy game. Guys played good for the whole (game). We came out with the victory, which is the most important part of the game.’”
Garcon had a solid night – four catches on four targets for 47 yards – but it was Colt McCoy who stole the show. The third-string quarterback went 25-of-30 for 299 yards and had a pivotal 7-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.
“He’s a veteran in this league,” Garcon said. “He did the job the coaches asked him to do. We just got to keep it going, keep it moving. We got momentum going for next week. We got Minnesota. Just hopefully we keep it going and we should be good to go.”
Washington dominated time of possession on Monday, holding the ball for more than 38 minutes. The defense forced two turnovers, sacked Tony Romo five times and got the stop it needed on fourth down to end the game.
“The defense played amazing,” Garcon said. “They kept us in the game. They did their job today. They been practicing hard all week and they stepped up big. They actually got this victory for us.”
Offensively, Washington rushed 31 times for 123 yards (4.0 yards per carry) and two touchdowns. DeSean Jackson, meanwhile, was virtually unguardable. Jackson had six catches on seven targets for 136 yards.
“He always makes good plays, which is definitely a good thing to have on your offense,” Garcon said. “He comes through whenever his number is called. He always makes those big plays for us.”
Washington has now won two straight since its 1-5 start. With upcoming games at Minnesota (3-5) and against Tampa Bay (1-6), Washington could be 5-5 heading into a Week 12 showdown at San Francisco.
“It definitely helps us,” Garcon said of the win in Dallas. “We just got to keep it going. Getting two victories in a row is definitely a good thing and gives us the momentum we need, especially the way our season has been going. Hopefully it carries over to next week. If we keep winning, we’ll be all right.”