4:15 PM ET, December 14, 2003
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) -- After an especially tough dose of Bill Parcells, the entire Dallas Cowboys defense went out for a Friday night steak dinner and relieved some in-house tension.Two days later, the Cowboys shut out the Washington Redskins for the first time in 32 years.
This was a huge win for the Cowboys because December is the month to start playing hard-nosed football. The running game was dominant for the Cowboys and QB Quincy Carter played a good football game. This was a big win and one they needed.
Question on the Redskins: Will cooler heads prevail or will things get ugly for all parties involved?
Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders.
Washington executed a fake punt in the second quarter, with punter Bryan Barker completing a pass to safety Ifeanyi Ohalete. The drive eventually ended with a Hasselbeck interception. ... Injuries: Washington LT Brandon Winey (knee) and S Matt Bowen (knee). ... Last shutout in the series: Dallas 13-0 in 1971. ... Last Redskins home shutout: 3-0 to the Jets in 1993. ... Spurrier's last shutout: 7-0 against Rutgers in 1987.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.5||3.0|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||5:34||RICHIE ANDERSON 21 YD PASS FROM QUINCY CARTER (BILLY CUNDIFF KICK) |
Drive: 10 plays, 74 yds, 5:34
|TD||13:08||QUINCY CARTER 3 YD RUN (BILLY CUNDIFF KICK) |
Drive: 3 plays, 9 yds, :14
|FG||10:26||BILLY CUNDIFF 34 YD |
Drive: 5 plays, 16 yds, 1:46
|FG||5:44||BILLY CUNDIFF 20 YD |
Drive: 11 plays, 51 yds, 5:49
|TD||10:55||ERIK BICKERSTAFF 2 YD RUN (BILLY CUNDIFF KICK) |
Drive: 3 plays, 53 yds, 1:37