LANDOVER, Md. — With a wild finish capping an otherwise dull game filled with turnovers, punts and penalties, the Dallas Cowboys beat Washington 19-16 on Dan Bailey’s 54-yard field goal with 9 seconds left Monday night.

After combining to score 18 points in the first 581/2 minutes, the teams had 17 in the last 90 seconds. Dallas scored the game’s first touchdown to lead 16-9 after recovering DeSean Jackson’s fumble on a punt return, Washington tied it on Jackson’s 28-yard TD catch, before Bailey hit the go-ahead kick.

Dez Bryant’s sideline pouting aside, the Cowboys remained in the hunt in the woeful NFC East. Last-place Dallas is 4-8, one game behind Washington, Giants and Eagles, who are all 5-7.

Jason Witten of Dallas became the second tight end in NFL history with 1,000 catches, joining Tony Gonzalez.

Witten reached the milestone with his second catch of the game. It was a 7-yard grab of a pass from Matt Cassel in the second quarter, resulting in a first down.

Witten already was one of only two tight ends – Gonzalez is the other – with more than 10,000 yards receiving.

Witten is in his 13th season, all with Dallas. He entered Monday with 998 catches and 11,010 yards.

Gonzalez retired after the 2013 season, his 17th in the NFL, with 1,325 catches and 15,127 yards for Kansas City and Atlanta.

DEFLATEGATE: The NFL Players Association told a federal appeals court that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was making a “sweeping grab for power” in the “Deflategate” controversy and a judge was right to reject his handling of the scandal.

Lawyers for the union made the claim in papers filed with the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan. A three-judge panel will hear oral arguments in March before issuing a decision weeks or months afterward.

The appeals court is hearing the National Football League’s appeal of a judge’s ruling that nullified the league’s four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

The union said Goodell ignored the collectively bargained agreement between the league and the union when he upheld the suspension in July.

JETS: Darrelle Revis could be getting closer to a return.

The New York Jets’ cornerback is still in the NFL’s concussion protocol, but Coach Todd Bowles says Revis is “feeling a lot better” after missing his second straight game.

Revis was hurt at Houston on Nov. 22 and hasn’t practiced or played since. He attended meetings last Friday for the first time since being injured, and was at the Jets’ 23-20 overtime victory over the Giants on Sunday.

SEAHAWKS: Seattle released cornerback Cary Williams, who started the first 10 games of the season before getting benched.

Williams was benched midway through the Seahawks’ victory over San Francisco in Week 11, then was a healthy scratch the past two weeks. Seattle has started DeShawn Shead at cornerback with Williams on the sideline.

COLTS: Coach Chuck Pagano says he expects quarterback Matt Hasselbeck to play this weekend against Jacksonville with a fractured rib and a sore neck.

The 40-year-old quarterback left Sunday night’s 45-10 loss at Pittsburgh complaining of neck and shoulder pain. He had X-rays after the game and was checked again Monday, when Pagano described the bone fracture as “mild.”

BRONCOS: Peyton Manning begins his comeback this week. There’s no telling whether it will lead him into the huddle.

Manning will suit up and throw outdoors Wednesday as he takes his first big step back from a torn plantar fascia in his left foot that has sidelined him since mid-November.

It’s unlikely, however, that he’ll participate in practice.

SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: The Cardinals-Eagles game in Week 15 has been shifted to prime time under the NFL’s flexible scheduling policy.

A Bengals-49ers matchup was originally set to be played on NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” on Dec. 20. But San Francisco is 4-8, while Philadelphia is in contention in the woeful NFC East.

The league said the Bengals-49ers will now start at 4:25 p.m. on CBS.

The NFL also announced that a 1 p.m. Bills-Washington game that day will switch from CBS to Fox.

The NFL can move more appealing matchups to Sunday night starting with Week 11. It also now has the ability to “cross-flex” afternoon games from one network to the other.

RAVENS: Rookie tight end Nick Boyle received a four-game suspension from the NFL for violating the league policy on performance enhancing substances.

Boyle will miss the remainder of the regular season.

BILLS: Coach Rex Ryan isn’t sure whether starting cornerback Stephon Gilmore can recover from a shoulder injury in time to play against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

BROWNS: Quarterback Johnny Manziel will exit the doghouse and return to the starting lineup Sunday when the Browns host the 49ers, ESPN reported.