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LANDOVER http://www.billsauthorizedshops.com/authentic-dawson-knox-jersey , Md. (AP)Missing several injured starters and adding to that list as the game wore on, the Washington Redskins were somehow a short-yardage field goal away from a nine-point lead against the Dallas Cowboys in the first half. So much for that. On a day that Washington kept finding ways to hurt itself, including fumbles on back-to-back touches of the football, this did not go as planned. A poor snap during a heavy rainstorm contributed to a blocked kick that Orlando Scandrick returned 86 yards , setting up Dallas at Washington’s 2. Two plays later, Ezekiel Elliott scored one of his two TDs, and instead of a growing deficit, the Cowboys suddenly held a lead they would not relinquish in what became a 33-19 victory over the Redskins on Sunday. ”It took the momentum out of the game. It really did. The wind just went out of our sails. It really did. And we couldn’t get it back,” Redskins cornerback Josh Norman said about that field-goal try that went awry. ”Something good’s got to break for us, somewhere down the line.” The number of injuries for Washington (3-4) was startling, even by NFL standards. The team began the game without three starting offensive linemen, a starting cornerback and a starting linebacker who just went on injured reserve. By game’s end, a fourth starting o-lineman (left guard Shawn Lauvao, stinger) was gone, too, as was the backup to the backup left tackle (T.J. Clemmings, left ankle). There was more. Two tight ends left in the first half, Jordan Reed (right hamstring) and Niles Paul (concussion). Two safeties left in the second half, Stefan McClure (hamstring) and Montae Nicholson (shoulder). Defensive lineman Matt Ioannidis broke his hand. ”You really can’t make this up,” said left tackle Trent Williams, who sat out with a bad knee. ”This is something that I’ve never in my life, playing football – seen an injury bug bite a team like it’s bitten us.” Redskins coach Jay Gruden called the accumulation of sidelined players ”crazy.” ”I don’t know how you could have more injuries on the offensive line. I really don’t Brian Burns Jersey ,” Gruden said. ”It’s mind-boggling.” It also adjusted his play-calling options, as did the absences at tight end. That’s no excuse for poor play, however, and Washington made plenty of mistakes. ”That,” tight end Vernon Davis said, ”was a messy game.” The big swing for Dallas came on the 36-yard field-goal try with about 3 minutes left in the second quarter. Washington led 13-7, with a chance to make it 16-7. A low snap didn’t help, and rookie Nick Rose’s kick was slapped by Tyrone Crawford. Scandrick grabbed the ball, changed directions and headed up the sideline. He was dragged down at the 4 by right tackle Morgan Moses, of all people – a guy playing on two bum ankles. ”I saw big guys, so I knew that I could get it back to the line of scrimmage, at least,” Scandrick said. ”I knew I had a chance to run against all big guys.” A penalty on the Redskins put the ball at the 2, and moments later, Dallas was up 14-13. ”An unfortunate chain of events,” Williams called it. There were other issues for Washington. Kirk Cousins (26 of 39, 263 yards, one touchdown, one interception) fumbled the ball on a strip-sack, leading to a field goal for the Cowboys. On the ensuing kickoff, Chris Thompson fumbled, leading to yet another field goal. Washington actually was within a touchdown after a late TD toss from Cousins to Josh Doctson. The Redskins got the ball back with about a minute left http://www.panthersauthorizedshops.com/authentic-greg-little-jersey , but Cousins threw a pick-6. Things won’t get easier for Washington, which is now third in the NFC East, behind Philadelphia (7-1) and Dallas (4-3). The Redskins are also 0-3 in division play. Plus, there are all those injuries. Now come games against three teams (at Seattle, hosting Minnesota, at New Orleans) with a combined record of 16-6. ”We still haven’t lost hope. When you lose hope, that’s when you lose it all,” Norman said. ”As long as we’ve got that, we’ll be all right.” WILLIAMS SITS Williams is hoping to avoid surgery on his painful right knee but decided he needed to sit out Sunday. ”I felt like it was the best decision to try to give it some rest,” Williams said, ”and see if my body can react and kind of take the non-surgical approach right now.” — ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles have lost control.Needing a win at NFC East rival Dallas to have the chance to determine their own fate in the division race, the Eagles instead lost 29-23 in overtime Sunday — even after tying the game three times in the fourth quarter.Carson Wentz threw two touchdown passes in a span of just over 1½ minutes near the end of regulation. But Wentz and the Eagles offense never got on the field again after Darren Sproles‘ 6-yard TD catch with 1:39 left tied the game at 23.“It was a tough loss. We knew the stakes of this game,” Wentz said.“We’re absolutely surprised where we’re at. We never envisioned … a losing record at this point in the season,” he said. “It’s extremely frustrating where we’re sitting right now.”Right now, the Eagles (6-7) are outside of the top six NFC teams to make the playoffs. They had won two in a row for the first time this season before going to Dallas.And their next two games are at the NFC West champion Los Angeles Rams next weekend before their home finale against AFC South-leading Houston. The Eagles finish the regular season at Washington.Dallas (8-5) has to win only one of its remaining games — Indianapolis, Tampa Bay and New York Giants — to clinch the NFC East. The Cowboys have won five in a row after their third overtime win at home in four seasons against Philadelphia.“The way we all felt in that dressing room, you’ve got to hate this moment, you’ve got to hate this feeling, you’ve got to hate losing, and you’ve got to learn from it and you’ve got to move forward,” coach Doug Pederson said Will Grier Jersey , relaying what he told his team in a stunned locker room after the game.The game opened with what appeared to be a fumble recovery by Philly on the opening kickoff, with several Eagles players on top of the ball that clearly came loose. Linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill emerged from the pile with the ball.But after Pederson challenged the ruling of no fumble, and a lengthy replay review, the original call stood and the Cowboys kept the ball — even though the Eagles offense and Dallas defense had already gone on the field.“Big pile, I guess. It’s just unfortunate,” Pederson said.Referee Clete Blakeman told a pool reporter that replay confirmed there was a fumble, but that it is difficult to determine after that unless somebody had clear possession and control of the ball before the pileup.“We just didn’t have that on this one,” Blakeman said.Dallas, which got a 62-yard field goal from Brett Maher on the final play of the first half, was in Eagles territory and trying to set up for another field goal at the end of regulation when Dak Prescott was sacked on third-and-12 after the Cowboys called their last timeout.The Cowboys won the toss in regulation, and the game ended on Amari Cooper’s third touchdown catch after the ball was initially deflected by cornerback Rasul Douglas. The ball popped up and was grabbed by Cooper, who had a clear path to the end zone more than eight minutes into the overtime.“I feel for Rasul because the last play, the ball comes out quick, he plays it exactly how he’s supposed to,” safety Malcolm Jenkins said.An interception by Corey Graham set the Eagles up at the Dallas 2 midway through the third quarter, and Wentz threw a touchdown to Alshon Jeffrey on the next play. They were within 9-6 after the missed extra point.Before that quick score to finally get on the board, the Eagles had five punts (three times going three-and-out) and a fumble . Wentz never got another chance after his third TD pass tied the game.“Helpless feeling not going back on that field,” Wentz said. “We just didn’t do enough early offensively, and that cost us.”

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