Bryant returned from being shaken up while trying to make a catch early in the game and caught a 31-yard pass from Romo to get into Washington territory in the second quarter. Three plays later, Romo evaded a blitzing E.J. Biggers with a nifty spin move and then hit Bryant in the back of the end zone for an equally impressive catch that lifted the Cowboys to a 14-6 lead.
Romo is 5-of-9 for 62 yards overall and DeMarco Murray has added 62 yards on eight carries for the Cowboys in a half that saw them struggle to move the ball consistently until that scoring drive.
The Redskins drove the ball well a couple of times in the first half and sat at the Dallas two-yard line at one point in the second quarter, but a pair of penalties forced them to settle for a second Kai Forbath field goal. Kirk Cousins was then intercepted by Jeff Heath at the Cowboys’ seven with 47 seconds left in the half.
Those miscues played a big role in helping the Cowboys hold onto their lead. Now they’ll have to avoid their own to guarantee themselves a chance to play for the NFC East title in Week 17.