Cowboys slip past Redskins
Tuesday, October 16, 2001
IRVING, Texas -- For three quarters, the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins really looked like they were playing the "Gutter Bowl."
Then two of the NFL's worst teams played to an exciting finish.
Tim Seder, whose kicking leg collided with a horse during pregame warmups, made a 26-yard field goal as time expired Monday night to give Dallas a 9-7 victory, its first of the year.
The Cowboys (1-4) won their eighth straight game against the Redskins (0-5), who are off to their worst start since losing their first five in 1981.
The only positive for Washington, which led 7-3 early in the fourth quarter, was the close loss. The Redskins had been beaten by at least 14 points in every game while getting outscored 135-25.
The wretched records of the once-proud teams prompted Washington defensive end Kenard Lang to give the game its nickname. He noted that the franchises that have won a combined eight Super Bowls are in the gutter and "are trying to climb out."