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Back-breaking mistakes by the Cowboys

Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley
LANDOVER, Md. -- After allowing a touchdown on the Redskins' first possession, the Cowboys wasted two great scoring opportunities. Quarterback Tony Romo had the Cowboys at the Redskins' 27-yard line when he threw a pass at least five yards behind Terrell Owens.

The Cowboys devoted a lot of energy forcing the ball to T.O. in the first half, and he finally broke free for a 25-yard gain to set up his team's only score. On Romo's other interception, T.O. was destroyed by Carlos Rogers. Rocky McIntosh made the diving interception. The Cowboys had been at the Redskins' 25-yard line when the second turnover occurred.

But if the Redskins win this game, I think we'll point back to Rock Cartwright's 58-yard kickoff return at the end of the half. The Redskins were able to capitalize on the return with a field goal and take a 10-7 halftime lead. The Redskins need to get quarterback Jason Campbell in some type of rhythm early in the second half. He was 9 of 15 for 64 yards in the first half. His most impressive play was a quarterback draw on which he bowled over Cowboys safety Patrick Watkins.