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Daily Slop: Colt McCoy Triumphs in Return to Texas, Leading Redskins Past Cowboys in OT; Amerson, Breeland Show Off On Big Stage

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Tom Pennington

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Washington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys - Recap - October 27, 2014 - ESPN
Playing in Dallas' stadium for the first time since his Texas-record 45th victory in the 2009 Big 12 championship game against Nebraska -- 13-12 on a last-play field goal -- McCoy won in his first NFL start in nearly three years after beginning the night with a career record of 6-15. "Last-second wins, right?" McCoy said, laughing. "But I grew up as the game went on. I felt more and more comfortable, and I started seeing the defense right. We made some plays down the stretch that good teams have to make to win games."

Redskins edge Cowboys in OT thriller - Richmond Times-Dispatch: Washington Redskins XTRA
Washington quarterback Colt McCoy, in what may have been his final start with the team this season, tried to keep the Redskins relevant for another week.

Amerson, Breeland Show Off On Big Stage
Young Redskins cornerbacks David Amerson -- in his second year -- Bashaud Breeland -- a rookie -- played stingy defense for the Washington secondary in its win against the Cowboys.

Redskins defense brings the heat, paces win | Comcast SportsNet Washington
It wasn’t just the pass pressure that was helping the Redskins hang with the 6-1 Cowboys on the road. With extra defenders going after the QB, cornerbacks Bashaud Breeland and David Amerson were often left to cover dangerous Dallas receivers Dez Bryant and Terrence Williams one on one. Williams ended up with six catches for 69 yards and Bryant had 3 for 30. In particular, the rookie Breeland, who walked into the starting job after DeAngelo Hall was lost for the season with a torn Achilles in Week 3, put on a stellar performance. He knocked away two passes intended for Bryant from the Washington three, forcing Dallas to settle for a tying field goal late in the third quarter.

Redskins 20, Cowboys 17: 10 Observations - ESPN
Thoughts and observations after the Washington Redskins' 20-17 overtime win at the Dallas Cowboys:

RG3 had hopes of returning against Dallas | Comcast SportsNet Washington
"I think it was a collaborative call," Griffin told reporters following the Redskins’ 20-17 overtime win. "We wanted to make sure we were being safe and I’m recovering right on time." Griffin, who has been sidelined since Week 2 with a left ankle injury, was inactive for the sixth straight game at AT&T Stadium. He had been limited in practice the previous week, while slowly increasing his workload. Griffin sounded hopeful that he’ll get another shot in practice this coming week to show he’s ready to return against the Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium on Sunday. "I’m feeling good, getting better every day," Griffin said. "And injury like this just takes time. When I’m ready I’m to go, I’ll be back out there."

Colt McCoy's big night doesn't alter Redskins' plans for RG III - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN
Colt McCoy might have had a big night, but the Redskins' future still belongs to Robert Griffin III.

Need to Know: Notes and numbers from Redskins 20, Cowboys 17 | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins

Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, October 26, five days before the Washington Redskins travel to Minnesota to play the Vikings. Redskins-Cowboys notes and numbers —The last time the Redskins beat the Cowboys in overtime was on November 2, 1975.

Colt McCoy triumphs in return to Texas, leading Redskins past Cowboys in OT - Washington Times

Underneath the gaze of several dozen close friends and family members, the lights of one of the largest stadiums in the world and the glare of a national television audience, McCoy donned not just his shoulder pads and helmet on Monday but a cape as well.

Washington Redskins QB Colt McCoy overcomes early rust against Dallas - ESPN

Once he got the rust shrugged off, Colt McCoy played a masterful game for the Washington Redskins against the Dallas Cowboys.

Tony Romo can't overcome Redskins' blitzing scheme - Washington Times

Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett is not shy about blitzing to begin with. But, Monday night, he came at Romo in a way the Dallas quarterback had not seen this season.

Washington Redskins act as if upset win over Dallas was expected - ESPN

The buzz from the Washington Redskins locker room is centered on Colt McCoy's career game.

The Film Don't Lie: Washington Redskins - ESPN

The positive for Washington is that Alfred Morris finally snapped off some longer runs, with two runs of more than 10 yards, including a 29-yarder. The 29-yard run was what we've been accustomed to from this run game, with Morris running a zone to the left. Darrel Young helped seal the end with right tackle Tom Compton and with Dallas in man coverage, receiver DeSean Jackson took the corner wide on an outside route. That left a big hole for Morris and he beat the linebacker coming over for the long gain.

The one moment Colt McCoy felt tide turn vs. Cowboys | Comcast SportsNet Washington

Colt McCoy Returns to Texas, Beats Cowboys

Week 8: Redskins vs. Cowboys highlights
Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy provides spark and determination as he helps will the team to a thrilling 20-17 overtime victory over the Dallas Cowboys in Week 8 of NFL action.

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