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FOURTH QUARTER

What happened: Washington’s drive sputtered when Campbell was called for intentional grounding on an incomplete pass to Randle El, moving the Redskins back 10 more yards before a punt. At that point, Dallas put together another methodical, clock-consuming drive, going 68 yards in 13 plays (and nearly seven minutes) for a Suisham field goal. Washington, in turn, needed less than two minutes to give the ball right back to Dallas. The Cowboys, comfortably ahead by three scores, got nothing going on their drive and gave the ball right back. Washington got across midfield but failed to score after another hard sack (Ratliff on Campbell) and an incomplete pass on fourth down.

Analysis: While it was another good night for writers on deadline, it was another mediocre to middling night for the Redskins. A week after scoring 12 mostly meaningless points against the Giants, they put up a goose egg against the Cowboys — making the six they scored in Dallas last month look impressive. And, somehow, Suisham managed to have a better FedEx Field swan song than Jim Zorn. Who could have predicted that a few weeks ago?

BY THE NUMBERS

16 Points scored by Washington in three games against Dallas since a road victory early last season.