By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
For the first-time in nearly a month, the Dallas Cowboys have won an NFL game. The Cowboys defeated the Washington Redskins 38-14 on Thursday Night Football at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
The Cowboys won its first game without star running back Ezekiel Elliott since he withdrew his six-game suspension appeal for a violation of the NFL’s personal conduct policy. They improved to 6-6 on the season.
The Redskins have fallen to 5-7 overall. They have lost three of their last four games. In addition, they have lost four straight games to the Cowboys.
Besides the Cowboys first win since defeating the Kansas City Chiefs on November 5th, Dallas also had an offensive explosion. Before this game, the Cowboys did not score an offensive touchdown since November 12th against the Atlanta Falcons.
The past two games between the loss to the Falcons and this game, the team had to rely on six field goals from Mike Nugent.
Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, who left the game with a hand injury before returning, went 11 of 22 for 102 yards. He also had two touchdowns.
Alfred Morris, who is filling in for Elliott until he returns and playing against his former team, had 27 carries for 127 yards and a touchdown. Rod Smith also had 10 carries for 27 yards and a touchdown.
Dez Bryant had five receptions for 61 yards and a touchdown. With the touchdown, he broke a tie with Bob Hayes to become the Cowboys all-time leading touchdown leader. Jason Witten also had an eight-yard touchdown reception.
Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey also made a field goal.
Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins went 26 of 37 for 251 yards. He also had two touchdowns and two interceptions.
Rookie Samaje Perine had 12 carries for 38 yards. Byron Maxwell had four carries for 12 yards and Cousins had three carries for six yards.
Ryan Grant had five receptions for 76 yards and a touchdown. Jamison Crowder had five receptions for 67 yards, while Perine had three receptions for 31 yards. Josh Doctson had three receptions for 26 yards and a touchdown.
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