Tony Romo's fourth-down, game-winning pass to DeMarco Murray doesn't erase the December stigma.
Because it won't mean a thing unless the Dallas Cowboys can win one more.
The Cowboys (8-7) assured themselves of a winner-take-all matchup for the NFC East with a 24-23 victory Sunday over the Washington Redskins. Romo's clutch fourth-quarter passes were caught by his teammates and not opponents, ending a two-game skid as well as a four-game losing streak in the year's final month.
Now the Cowboys face a make-or-break, end-of-regular-season test for the third consecutive year. In 2011, they lost by 17 to the New York Giants. In 2012, they lost by 10 to the Redskins. Dallas finished 8-8 both times.
Next Sunday, they hope to avoid the dubious trifecta, playing the Philadelphia Eagles (9-6) for the title. Unlike the last two, at least this one will be at home. (AP)
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