Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy wasn't terrible in a 31-23 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving, but he threw three costly interceptions that helped result in defeat. After the game, McCoy took responsibility for his mistakes, per Peter Hailey of NBC Sports Washington.
“You can't turn the ball over in the division on the road and expect to come out on top,” he said afterward. “I take full responsibility for that.”
McCoy completed 24 of his 38 pass attempts for 268 yards. He did toss two touchdowns and added 28 yards on the ground, but the mistakes were simply too much. His third and final interception of the game came in Cowboys territory late in the fourth quarter as the Redskins were trying to mount a comeback.
While injured starter Alex Smith has often been criticized for being too conservative, he did limit his mistakes by throwing only five interceptions before his devastating season-ending injury last weekend. McCoy is more of a risk-taker, but throwing three interceptions in a key divisional game on the road is a recipe for disaster. The 32-year-old has now thrown 26 interceptions compared to just 29 touchdowns in 37 career games.
With this loss, Washington is tied for first place with Dallas. Colt McCoy and the Redskins head on the road for Monday Night Football against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 13, giving them a long time to prepare for a crucial game.