ARLINGTON, Texas — Welcome back to Texas, RG3.
Robert Griffin III threw for 311 yards and four touchdowns, helping the Redskins beat the Cowboys 38-31 on Thursday.
The rookie Heisman winner from Baylor threw three during a 28-point second quarter. Griffin got help, including a leaping grab and long run by Pierre Garcon and nifty footwork in the end zone by Santana Moss.
"Any time you have a guy like (Griffin), you never worry about him," said Washington corner DeAngelo Hall, whose interception set up the quarter's final touchdown. "You worry about the guys around him being able to keep up with the pace."
Tony Romo lost for the first time in six Thanksgiving starts despite a career-high 441 passing yards and three second-half touchdowns. They included the longest of his career, an 85-yarder to Dez Bryant. Romo ran it for two after a touchdown pass to Felix Jones and threw another touchdown to Bryant to make it 35-28 with 8:24 left.
"I thought we had a good chance," Romo said.
But Griffin answered — twice.
After Bryant's first score, he hit Niles Paul for a 29-yard score. After Dallas pulled within seven, Griffin completed three passes for first downs and ran 5½ minutes off the clock before Kai Forbath's 48-yard field goal made it 38-28 with 3:03 left.
"I told the guys that was probably the drive that saved our season," Griffin said. "You have a huge lead. The other team's roaring back. They have all the momentum, and then you go out there and you convert."
After a Dallas field goal, Hall picked up the onside kick and ran untouched before sliding short of the goal line.
Griffin, the second overall pick in April, is the first Redskin to throw four touchdown passes in consecutive games.
"That quarterback is, obviously, a very good player, and they use him well," Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said. "It was challenging for us to slow those guys down.
"We didn't do enough offensively to keep up with them in the first half."