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01/01/2005


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Dec. 16, 1979




Tony Hill catches winning TD from Roger Staubach. (Photo: NFL Photos)It was only fitting that in his final regular season game of his career, that Roger Staubach led the Cowboys to a fourth quarter comeback. Roger "the Dodger" gained great fame with his many exciting comebacks throughout his Hall of Fame career.

In the 1979 regular season finale, Staubach hit Tony Hill with an eight-yard touchdown pass with 39 seconds remaining to give the Cowboys the NFC East crown and eliminate the Redskins from the playoff race.

Staubach, who completed 24 of 42 passes for 336 yards, threw two scoring passes in the final four minutes to bring the Cowboys back from a 34-21 deficit.

Washington Redskins
10
7
0
17
-
34
Dallas Cowboys
0
14
7
14
-
35

Scoring Summary
1st Quarter
WAS - FG Moseley 24, 4:06
WAS -Theismann 1 run (Moseley kick), 7:50
2nd Quarter
WAS - Malone 55 pass from Theismann (Moseley kick), 1:53
DAL - Springs 1 run (Septien kick), 10:19
DAL - P. Pearson 26 pass from Staubach (Septien kick), 14:51
3rd Quarter
DAL - Newhouse 2 run (Septien kick), 6:44
4th Quarter
WAS - FG Moseley 24, 3:36
WAS - Riggins 1 run (Moseley kick), 4:42
WAS - Riggins 66 run (Moseley kick), 8:06
DAL - Springs 26 pass from Staubach (Septien kick), 12:40
DAL - Hill 7 pass from Staubach (Septien kick), 14:21
A - 62,867

Riggins scores TD.  (Photo: NFL Photos)

JOHN RIGGINS rushed for 155 yards and two touchdowns. His 66-yard TD run late in the game had appeared to have sealed the win for the Redskins.

(Photo: NFL Photos)

Statistics
Redskins
Cowboys
PASSING PASSING
CMP/ATT
YDS
TD
INT
CMP/ATT
YDS
TD
INT
Theismann
12/23
200
1
0
Staubach
24/42
336
3
1
RUSHING RUSHING
NO.
YDS
LONG
TD
NO.
YDS
LONG
TD
Riggins
22
151
66t
2
Springs
21
75
10
1
Malone
7
20
4
0
Newhouse
9
22
8
1
Theismann
5
16
6
1
Johnson
1
13
13
0
Harmon
3
10
7
0
Staubach
1
0
0
0
Forte
2
9
5
0
RECEIVING RECEIVING
NO.
YDS
LONG
TD
NO.
YDS
LONG
TD
Buggs
2
49
39
0
Hill
8
113
21
1
Harmon
2
31
20
0
Springs
6
58
26t
1
Thompson
2
19
14
0
P. Pearson
5
108
26t
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