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Hall, Gano lead Redskins over the Cowboys in season-opener

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Washington Redskins began their season with a win. They defeated their rivals, the Dallas Cowboys in the season-opener, 13-7, at FedExField in Landover, Maryland.

The Redskins snapped their three-game losing streak in the series. Their last win came in a 26-24 win over the Cowboys on September 28th, 2008.

Washington Redskins defensive backs LaRon Landry and DeAngelo Hall tackle Deb Bryant against the Dallas Cowboys
LaRon Landry and DeAngelo Hall tackle Deb Bryant against the Dallas Cowboys (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)

With the win, the Redskins improved to 1-0 on the season. The Cowboys fell to 0-1.

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Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb went 15 of 32 for 171 yards.

Clinton Portis had 18 carries for 63 yards. Chris Cooley had six receptions for 80 yards.

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo went 31 of 47 for 282 yards. He had one touchdown pass.

Marion Barber had eight carries for 39 yards. Miles Austin had 10 receptions for 146 yards and a touchdown.

The Cowboys outscored the Redskins 7-3 in the second half. Romo hit Austin for a four-yard touchdown reception.

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Redskins kicker Graham Gano made a 49-yard field goal.

At halftime, Washington led 10-0. DeAngelo Hall picked up a fumble and returned it for a 32-yard touchdown.

Gano also made a 29-yard field goal.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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