Washington was trying to complete a comeback against the Cowboys Thursday, but the team's chances were shot after this controversial no-call.
With time running down in Thursday's game between the Redskins and Cowboys, Washington looked to erase an 11-point deficit to tie the game.
Colt McCoy had the Redskins at the Dallas 13-yard line with less than a minute and a half to go. Facing a third-and-three, McCoy went to tight end Jordan Reed, but the pass was broken up to bring on fourth down.
On the play, Reed took a shot right to his helmet that appeared to be a penalty to many who were watching. Cowboys safety Xavier Woods is the one who made contact with Reed right after he brought the ball in.
Washington made a field goal on the next play to make the score 31-23, but was unable to recover the ensuing onside kick.
Dallas won the game and the two teams are now tied atop the NFC East at 6-5.