'Skins Steamroll Cowboys 27-6

Win clinches playoff slot for Washington
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 30, 2007 9:38 PM CST
Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis lifts up his jersey to reveal a T-shirt with images of the late Redskins safety Sean Taylor on it, after scoring a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Cowboys have already clinched their top seed, so today's blowout loss to the determined Redskins won't influence Dallas's playoff schedule. It may affect egos, however: the Cowboys managed a single rushing yard and Tony Romo threw for just 86 yards and a pick, AP reports. Washington, on the other hand, was on its game.

The Redskins amassed 354 yards, 244 of them off the arm of backup quarterback Tom Collins, who ended up going 23 for 31 on a slippery night. The last team to cement a post-season berth, Washington is gearing up to face Seattle next week. The Cowboys, who retain their home-field advantage during the playoffs, were playing without Terrell Owens and four other key starters.