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Cowboys defeat Redskins on Thanksgiving

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Dallas Cowboys have now won three straight games. They defeated the Washington Redskins, 31-23, on Thanksgiving at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

The Cowboys are now 6-5 overall. With the win streak, they also secured the NFC East lead away from the Redskins.

The Redskins also fell to 6-5. They have lost two straight games.

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper making a reception
Amari Cooper making a reception (Getty Images)

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott went 22 of 31 for 289 yards. He also had two touchdowns.

Ezekiel Elliott had 26 carries for 121 yards and a touchdown. Prescott also had six receptions for 18 yards and a touchdown.

Amari Cooper had eight receptions for 180 yards and two touchdowns. Blake Jarwin had two receptions for 25 yards. Noah Brown had a 22-yard reception.

Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy went 24 of 38 for 268 yards. He also had two touchdowns and three interceptions.

This was McCoy’s first start since the 2014 season. He was starting in place of Alex Smith, who suffered a season-ending injury on Sunday.

Adrian Peterson had 12 carries for 35 yards. Kapri Bibbs had three carries for 17 yards and a touchdown.

Jordan Reed had six receptions for 75 yards. Vernon Davis had two receptions for 73 yards and a touchdown. Josh Doctson had six receptions for 66 yards. Trey Quinn also had five receptions for 26 yards and a touchdown.

Dallas scored 21 points in the second half. Prescott hit Cooper for a 40-yard touchdown reception. He also hit Cooper for a 90-yard touchdown reception.

Prescott also scored on a five-yard rushing touchdown.

Washington scored 16 points in the second half. McCoy hit Quin for a 10-yard touchdown reception. 

Bibbs also scored on a one-yard rushing touchdown. Dustin Hopkins also made a 31-yard field goal.

The Cowboys led 10-7 at halftime. Elliott scored on a 16-yard rushing touchdown. Brett Maher also made a 28-yard field goal.

Redskins’ McCoy hit Davis for a 53-yard touchdown reception.


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