Cousins leads rally for Washington
LANDOVER, Md. — Kirk Cousins still has thrown more interceptions than touchdown passes in the NFL. And it's going to take some work to get his 4-9 record as a starter above the .500 mark.
At least the earnest, soft-spoken, fourth-year quarterback for the Redskins has a signature victory.
Cousins capped a 90-yard drive with a go-ahead, 4-yard touchdown toss to Pierre Garcon with 26 seconds left to lift Washington past the Eagles.
"That final drive — I wasn't capable of doing that when I came in the league as a rookie. It takes time. It takes failure. It takes learning from experiences," said Cousins, starting job ahead of 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Robert Griffin III.
Sam Bradford threw three scoring passes in the second half for the Eagles but new kicker Caleb Sturgis, a former Florida standout, missed an extra point and a 33-yard field goal. "It's tough knowing I didn't do my part," said Sturgis, signed last week to replace the injured Cody Parkey.