What if the Cowboys won their opener?

Dallas' season could have gone another direction with a win against Redskins

Updated: December 18, 2010, 2:51 AM ET
By Todd Archer | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys have run 726 offensive plays so far this season. The defense has had 798 snaps. The special teams units have covered 94 kickoffs or punts, had 80 kickoff and punt returns, and had 41 field goal attempts and 73 point-after attempts.

So it would be unfair to pin the Cowboys' 4-9 season on just one play, but it does lead to a terrific what-if.

What if Alex Barron was not called for holding Washington Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo on the game's final ...

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