The Cowboys only trailed by four points when Mike McCarthy thought it would be a good idea to try some trickery with a fake punt on their side of the field.
It was jet-sweep reverse by way of receiver Cedrick Wilson. Washington made Dallas pay, tackling him a yard behind the line of scrimmage.
It was a horrible play in a horrible situation. Not everybody felt that way.
After the game, Mike McCarthy actually defended the play.
After that play, it took just one play for Washington’s Antonio Gibson to score his second of three touchdowns, extending the Football Team to a double-digit lead it wouldn’t relinquish.
Washington’s 41-16 win catapults the Football Team to 4-7, good for a half-game lead on Philadelphia atop the NFC East.