Tony Romo, Felix Jones, Dez Bryant, and Jason Witten were all injured. Thankfully for Cowboy fans, rookie kicker Dan Bailey was not. Bailey kicked six field goals, including a 40-yarder with 3:00 left in the 4th quarter in a 18-16 victory.
On Washington's final play, a last gasp effort, Rex Grossman was sacked by Anthony Spencer, finishing a long grueling night that saw only one offensive touchdown.
"This was a great win for us," said Romo, who was 22 of 36 for 255 yards. "It was a hard, hard game. ... We had a million mistakes tonight. We have a lot of young guys, but they were out there for a reason. We'll get it right."
Dan Bailey is an undrafted rookie who was named the nation's top kicker in college last season, at Oklahoma State. His other kicks Monday night covered 41 (twice), 32, 27 and 23 yards.
11:00am MT, Dallas will host Detroit next Sunday.