RFK Stadium - The crowd was rocking. The Redskins had fought back from a 17-0 fourth-quarter deficit to within 17-10. Dallas was in punt formation on fourth and three at its own 21. RFK was getting very, very loud.
The Redskins had a return set up and put no pressure on White, who pulled double duty as the team’s punter. Seeing nothing but the backs of Redskin jerseys, White took off running. Rarely has a crowd become so quiet so quickly. After a 20-yard gain, White was tackled but the damage had been done. While Dallas punted and the Redskins regained possession with five and a half minutes to go, it was apparent that White’s run had deflated the Redskins. Theismann was sacked again, and Ron Springs’ 46-yard touchdown run shortly after the Redskins punted the ball back ended it.