A banged-up Dallas offense mustered a late game-winning drive to help the Cowboys grind out an 18-16 win over the NFC East rival Washington Redskins on Monday.
Ignorning sore ribs and several snapping miscues from his starting center, quarterback Tony Romo marched the Cowboys 64 yards down-field while trailing 16-15 to set up Dan Bailey's go-ahead 40-yard field goal, his sixth of the game, with 1:47 remaining.
Washington's last possession ended when Dallas linebacker Anthony Spencer stripped QB Rex Grossman in the last seconds to give the Cowboys (2-1) the ball and the win.
Romo, still dealing with fractured ribs and a lung injury suffered last week, threw for 255 yards while Dallas running back Felix Jones played through a shoulder ailment and gained 115 yards on the ground.
It was far from pretty for the Cowboys, though as Romo was surprised several times by premature snaps that hit him in the chest and also threw an interception.
The Redskins (2-1), who had surprised many by starting the season 2-0, took a 16-9 lead in the third quarter on a one-yard TD pass from Grossman to Tim Hightower but could not find the offense to put the game away.
Both teams kicked three first-half field goals to end the half tied 9-9.