Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten (82) arrives in the Redskins end zone on a 59 yd run
The Cowboys 27-24 overtime victory against the Redskins on Sunday may have not come as easy as expected considering Washington is in the midst of a six-game losing streak.
But the only thing that mattered was that the Cowboys (6-4) got the victory. It was their third straight and fourth in the last five games.
That fact was never more important than late Sunday night when former Longhorns quarterback Vince Young led the Eagles to a victory over the Giants.
The Cowboys are now tied for first place atop the NFC East with the Giants.
“It’s easy to say you want to stack wins together,” tight end Jason Witten said. “But it’s hard to do that. We knew it was going to be a tough game. But to stay in the hunt that’s what you got to do. No way are we a championship team right now but those type teams have won those games where you look back and say we willed that. Just find a way to win. For us that was a will type of win.”
The Cowboys will be looking for their first four-game winning streak since they ripped off seven straight in 2007 when they take on the Dolphins (3-7) on Thanksgiving Day.
Considering that the Cowboys take on the lowly Cardinals after the Dolphins, that streak could move to five games if things go right. Add in a tough schedule by the Giants, who play the Saints and Packers the next two weeks, the Cowboys could distance themselves a bit before the Dec. 11 showdown with the Giants at Cowboys Stadium.
Owner Jerry Jones is just happy for the win against the Redskins and plans to take nothing for granted against a Dolphins team that has won three straight, including a blowout of the Bills on Sunday, after losing seven straight to open the season.
“I saw what Miami did against the Bills and I saw how competitive and tough this was right here,” Jones said. “I really am not going anywhere with this. We’ve got some tough games ahead, starting here in about three days, four days, I guess.”