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Late Touchdown Lifts Cowboys Over Redskins

Monday, Dec 23, 2013  |  Updated 3:27 PM EDT
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Late Touchdown Lifts Cowboys Over Redskins

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins looks for an opening to pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Landover, Md., Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Tony Romo threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to DeMarco Murray on fourth down with 1:08 remaining Sunday, giving the Dallas Cowboys a 24-23 win over the Washington Redskins and setting up a winner-take-all regular season finale against the Philadelphia Eagles next week for the NFC East title.

After a one-point, meltdown loss to the Green Bay Packers the previous week, the Cowboys nearly pulled a repeat -- blowing a second-half lead after committing turnovers on back-to-back drives.

But Romo recovered and rallied the Cowboys from a nine-point, fourth-quarter deficit. He hit Murray after a long scramble as Dallas snapped a two-game skid -- as well as a four-game losing streak in the month of December.

The Cowboys (8-7) host the Eagles next week for the division crown. The Redskins (3-12) have lost seven straight.

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