Let's take a look at five key defensive plays from the Redskins game, and then take a poll.
-- In the middle of the first quarter, Washington faced a 3rd and 6 at their own 24 yard line. Rex Grossman connects with Fred David on a short pass and he fights for the first down. Gerald Sensabaugh makes the hit and pops the ball loose and recovers it. Dallas finds paydirt three plays later.
-- On 3rd and 2 at their own 20, Grossman dropped back to pass but Jason Hatcher makes the sack after beating two blockers and jars the ball loose. Washington recovers the ball, but the drive is snuffed out. Dallas scores a field goal on the ensuing drive.
-- After a booming punt by Mat McBriar to the Washington 11, Brandon Banks returns the ball all the way to the Dallas 34 yard line. Only Mat McBriar's "tackle" saved the touchdown. Washington eventually misses the field goal.
-- In the middle of the fourth quarter, on 1st and 10 from their own 20, the Redskins try to go deep. But a good pass rush, good positioning by corner Orlando Scandrick, plus a nice catch adds up to an interception. The Cowboys don't convert points, but eat up three minutes more in the fourth quarter with a lead.
-- In overtime, the Redskins had the ball at the Cowboys 36 yard line with a first and ten. They try a run, but Barry Church knifes through and gets a two yard loss. The Cowboys hold, Victor Butler gets a sack for more yards lost, and Washington misses the game-winner.