Jason Campbell threw two touchdown passes and Clinton Portis rushed for 121 yards to lead the Washington Redskins to a 26-24 victory over the Dallas Cowboys in the final meeting between the rivals at Texas Stadium on Sunday. Shaun Suisham kicked three of his four field goals in the second half and Santana Moss had eight receptions for 145 yards for the victorious Redskins, who have won three in a row following a season-opening 16-7 loss to the Super Bowl champions the New York Giants.
Campbell completed 20 of 31 passes for 231 yards and extended his streak without an interception this season to 124 passes. Dallas, boasting the league's most potent offence at 440 yards per game, had difficulty generating substantial drives thanks to Washington's strong defence. One week after gaining a career-high 142 yards rushing, Dallas's Marion Barber was limited to just 26 on eight carries.
Tony Romo threw for 300 yards and three touchdowns with an interception for the Cowboys, but most of it came while Dallas were trying to play catch up in the second half. Romo's 10-yard touchdown pass to Terrell Owens shortly after the break had levelled the scores up at 17-17. Suisham then kicked three penalties to give the Redskins a nine- point lead. Although Miles Austin got a late touchdown off a Romo pass to cut the gap down to two, it was too late for the Cowboys.