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Romo pushes Dallas past Redskins in OT

LANDOVER, Md. -- Tony Romo went this way and that way, scrambling to find Laurent Robinson for the game-tying touchdown and Jason Witten for the go-ahead score -- both in the fourth quarter.

When that wasn't enough, the Dallas quarterback used his feet again in overtime, buying enough time to spot Dez Bryant on a third-and-15. The 26-yard completion set up Dan Bailey's winning field goal yesterday as the Cowboys won their third straight, topping the hard-luck Redskins, 27-24.

"That's Romo. He's like a snake, man," Washington linebacker Brian Orakpo said. "When you rush him, he's slippery. He's all over the place."

Romo completed 23 of 37 passes for 292 yards and three touchdowns -- plus no interceptions and a 100-plus quarterback rating for the third straight week. He keeps, with no dispute, his title as the NFL's Mr. November as he improved to 18-2 with 49 TDs and 12 interceptions in the month. The Cowboys (6-4) also keep their momentum in what is shaping up to be a fascinating December duel with the Giants for the NFC East title.

"He makes it look easy," Witten said. "I think it starts with his ability to see it before the snap, and he has a great awareness about him and an ability to make those type of throws. He's done it for a long time."

On the heels of back-to-back double-digit wins, the Cowboys had to rally against a team that has been in the doldrums for more than a month. The Redskins (3-7) have lost six straight, the longest skid since owner Dan Snyder bought the team in 1999 and extending the longest losing run in Mike Shanahan's head coaching career. The 1998 team started 0-7.

At least they mounted a stern challenge this time. The Redskins scored more points than the 20 they had in their three previous games combined. They sent the game to overtime on Rex Grossman's 4-yard fade pass to Donte' Stallworth with 14 seconds left in regulation and barely missed winning in OT when Graham Gano's 52-yard field goal was barely wide right on the opening possession.

"It's not one of those games where we just got beat down," said Washington's Jabar Gaffney, who caught seven passes for 115 yards and a touchdown. "We gave that one away. We've got to learn how to win again."

Grossman, making his second start since regaining the starting job from John Beck, completed 25 of 38 passes for 289 yards with two touchdowns and one INT.

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