Originally written on This Given Sunday  |  Last updated 11/17/14
Tonight, the Redskins hosted the Dallas Cowboys in a de-facto NFC East championship game, and the Robert Griffin III led team ground out a a victory, their seventh straight, to win the division for the first time since 1999. The Redskins didn't throw the ball all over the field, but Griffin was efficient when he was called on to throw. Alfred Morris led the Redskins' ground attack with the occasional Griffin run thrown in. Griffin was noticeably less agile, but he was certainly still effective in freezing the Cowboys defense on read option plays. The Cowboys had the opportunity to drive down the field for a go-ahead touchdown late in the game, but the offense was unable to deliver the needed score. The drive ended quickly with an easy interception deep in the Cowboys territory on an overly-lofty flare. For the Cowboys, the loss means yet another disappointing finish during the Tony Romo era. The loss puts some pressure on head coach Jason Garrett, and the team will once again be watching the playoffs from the couch. This was the second straight year the Cowboys finished the season with a loss in a win-and-in scenario. Owner Jerry Jones will have to determine whether the current leadership of the team is enough to take Dallas to the next level. The Redskins will host the Seattle Seahawks next weekend in the wildcard round of the playoffs on the NFC side of the bracket. [follow]
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