DC Stadium - The Redskins overcame a 21-point second-quarter deficit and held on the beat the Cowboys.
Dallas took advantage of some very hospitable behavior by their hosts. Fumbles by Sonny Jurgensen and Charley Taylor and a blocked FG attempt led to a 21-0 Dallas lead in the second quarter. Jurgensen went to Taylor for a 26-yard score before halftime, but the extra point was blocked and it was 21-6 at halftime.
Another Taylor fumble set up another Dallas field goal and it wasn't until after that that the comeback began in earnest. Jurgensen capped off a 13-play, 90-yard drive with a one-yard sneak for the score and running back Danny Lewis scored on a three-yard plunge at the end of another long drive that bridged the third and fourth quarter. It was 24-20 Dallas.
Dallas quickly snatched the momentum back when Dave Edwards intercepted Jurgensen near midfield and quarterback Don Meredith threw a 53-yard TD to wide receiver Frank Clarke with six minutes left. The comeback appeared over, especially when Dallas answered Jurgensen's 10-yard touchdown pass to Bobby Mitchell with three and a half minutes left with a 56-yard kickoff return to the Washington 41. The defense stiffened, however, and Jurgensen and the Redskins had one more chance from their own 20 with 1:41 left.
The Redskins scored quickly to take the lead, almost too quickly. Jurgensen recovered his own fumble and gained nine yards in the process. He then went back to the air, hitting tight end Jerry Smith for 22 yards and then Mitchell for 35 yards to the Dallas 5. On first down, receiver Angelo Coia ran towards the middle, faked a block, and then cut to the corner where Jurgensen hit him for the TD to make it 34-31 Redskins with 1:04 remaining.
That left Dallas with a little too much time and a 35-yard Meredith to Bob Hayes completion gave Dallas a shot at a tying FG from 44 yards out with seven seconds left. The Redskins and the 50,205 in attendance breathed easily for the first time all day, though, when Lonnie Sanders blocked the attempt to end the game.