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Kai Forbath comes through again for Redskins

(Jonathan Newton /The Washington Post)

Place kicker Kai Forbath continued to deliver for the Washington Redskins, connecting on a 48-yard field goal with just less than three minutes remaining Thursday to seal their 38-31 triumph over the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Tex.

“Everybody’s got a job to do,” Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said. “You’re always hoping he takes advantage of his opportunities and he’s done that since he’s been here. The guy’s consistent.”

Forbath has made all 10 of his field goal attempts since the Redskins signed him to replace Billy Cundiff as their kicker. He never had kicked in an NFL regular season game before the Redskins signed him.

His kick Thursday gave the Redskins a 38-28 lead with 2:58 to play. The Cowboys had trimmed a 28-3 halftime deficit to 35-28.

“I just went out there and just said, ‘We made this kick 10 times in warmups today. Why not make it now? There’s no reason to miss it,’ ” Forbath said. “I hit it good. Good snap, good hold, good protection and just keeping the streak going. I’m just taking one kick at a time.”

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Mark Maske covers the NFL for The Washington Post.
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