McCoy was playing in Dallas' stadium for the first time since the 2009 Big 12 Championship game against Nebraska, which he won 13-12 on a last second field goal. He came in to this game with a record of 6-15 in the NFL. The Redskins QB earned his first NFL victory in nearly 3 years. He threw 25/30 for 299 yards and 1 interception.
Despite McCoy's victory, he may be out of the job by this Sunday, if Robert Griffin III is set to return from a dislocated ankle. He suffered the injury in week 2, but nothing has been announced just yet.
On the Cowboys' side of things, RB DeMarco Murray had his 8th consecutive 100-yard rushing game to start the season. He ran for 141 yards, included 80 receiving yards, but also had his 5th fumble of the year.
Romo left the game in the 3rd quarter, following a sack from Keenan Robinson. He was seen reaching for his back, where he had surgery for a herniated disk in December. He would return at the end of the 4th quarter, but struggled, including fumbling the ball once. The Cowboys' QB finished 17/28 for 209 yards and a touchdown.
Backup QB Brandon Weeden replaced Romo while he was out, and threw 4/6 for 69 yards and a touchdown. Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said that Romo suffered a back contusion, and X-rays were negative.
The 6-2 Cowboys need Romo healthy for their big matchup on Sunday, when they host the Arizona Cardinals. The 3-5 Redskins will visit the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, and could have RG3 back before heading in to the bye week.