Tony Romo didn’t have to do it all himself on Sunday.
Instead, Dwayne Harris, Jason Hatcher and the rest of the other two units for the Dallas Cowboys stepped up in a big way as they beat the Washington Redskins 31-16.
Harris totaled 222 return yards, including a 90-yard kick return, and an 86-yard punt return for a touchdown. He also recorded a tackle in the fourth quarter on a Redskins punt return.
Hatcher recorded six tackles, including two sacks, as the Cowboys defense turned up the pressure on Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III.
Cornerbacks Brandon Carr, Mo Claiborne and Orlando Scandrick all had big days, locking down the Washington receivers.
However, the biggest play of the game came from a reserve defensive end, Kyle Wilbur. Wilbur, playing the majority of the second half due to a quad injury to DeMarcus Ware, came up with a sack, forced fumble, fumble recovery trifecta in the fourth quarter, giving Dallas the ball on the Redskins 3 yard line. The play set up a Joseph Randle rushing touchdown, the first of his career, and put the Cowboys up 31-16.
On the day Romo had just 170 passing yards, with a touchdown and an interception. It was nice to see that he didn’t have to have another monstrous game just to keep the Cowboys in it. Rather, the team stepped up and got a big win over a division rival.