The Dallas Cowboys defeated the Washington Redskins 44-17 at Washington in Week 17.

The Cowboys finished the regular season 8-0 on the road and are the sixth team with a perfect 8-0 road record since the 16-game schedule was adopted in 1978. Four of the previous five teams to accomplish the feat advanced to the Super Bowl.

Dallas won its final road game of 2013 at Washington, which puts its last road loss on December 9, 2013 in Chicago when the team lost 45-28.


Dallas running back DeMarco Murray rushed for 100 yards against Washington – his 12th 100-yard game – and finished the season with 1,845 rushing yards.  

Murray passed Pro Football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith (11 games and 1,773 yards) in both categories to set single-season franchise records.

Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant had two touchdown catches and finished the season with 16 receiving touchdowns, passing Terrell Owens (15) for the most in a season in franchise history.

Not to be outdone, Dallas quarterback Tony Romo finished the season with a 113.2 passer rating, the highest in a season in franchise history.

Sadly, it will mean nothing if Dallas loses at home to the Lions this coming weekend.