(Image courtesy of

LANDOVER, Md. — Trailing by six on the last play of the game, Tony Romo scrambled, stumbled and scrambled some more. He stepped forward and finally spotted Roy Williams, wide open in the end zone.

A 13-yard pass for a game-winning touchdown. Teammates knocked Williams to the ground in celebration.

But there was something else on the field. A yellow flag, a game-long nemesis in a mistake-filled game. Holding on Alex Barron. Game over. It was time for the Washington Redskins to celebrate, but only after a huge exhale.The new era of Mike Shanahan and Donovan McNabb had a successful start after all, a 13-7 prime-time win Sunday over the rival Dallas Cowboys. “It was a little heart-wrenching,” Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall said. “I saw that flag on the field. I didn’t know what it was for. When I saw the referee make the holding signal — shooooo! — I sprinted off the field.”


Breaking sports news video. MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL highlights and more.