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Cowboys Defeat Redskins 27-20

November 29, 2002

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IRVING, Texas (AP) _ Dan Snyder will have to wait at least another month for the game ball coach Steve Spurrier promised him.

Roy Williams returned an interception 5 yards for a touchdown and Joey Galloway strutted into the end zone with a go-ahead 41-yard touchdown catch, sending the Dallas Cowboys past the Washington Redskins 27-20 Thursday and continuing a lopsided turn to their once-bitter rivalry.

Dallas (5-7) has beaten Washington 10 straight times, the last seven since Snyder bought the team. The Cowboys are only 33-48 against the rest of the league during that span, which began in November 1997.

When Spurrier was hired in January, he said during his introductory news conference that he would give Snyder a game ball from the team’s first victory over the Cowboys. A clip of the comment was played inside Texas Stadium just before kickoff, drawing boos that quickly turned to cheers when the screen turned black except for the words, ``Not Today Steve!″

It looked good for Washington when Danny Wuerffel threw his third touchdown pass for a 20-10 lead early in the third quarter. Then the Redskins (5-7) missed an extra point, and little went right for them again.

Now their coach and owner will have to wait until the season finale Dec. 29 in Washington for another chance to end the skid against their NFC East rivals.

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