LANDOVER, Md. (AP) -- Put Donovan McNabb in a different uniform, and he finally finds a way to beat the Dallas Cowboys.
OK, it helps when his defense scores a huge momentum touchdown at the end of the first half -- and then hangs on to withstand a final, furious threat at the end of the second half, surviving only when Dallas' 12th penalty of the game negates what appeared to be the winning score.
DeAngelo Hall returned a fumble 32 yards for Washington's only touchdown, and McNabb completed 15 of 32 passes for 171 yards in his Redskins debut Sunday night in a season-opening, when-do-we-exhale 13-7 win over the Cowboys.
It was also the Redskins' curtain-raiser for Mike Shanahan, and the longtime Denver Broncos coach watched his defense keep the Cowboys at bay when it mattered.