Cowboys secure lead in NFC East with win over Redskins
The Dallas Cowboys have plenty to be thankful for on Thursday. Namely, that they put themselves in the driver’s seat in the NFC East.
— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) November 23, 2018
Led by a huge performance from Amari Cooper (eight catches for 180 receiving yards and two scores), the Cowboys defeated Washington on Thanksgiving, 31-23, moving to 6-5 on the season while securing their spot atop the division in the process.
Dak Prescott threw for 289 yards and two scores in the win, adding a rushing touchdown, while Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 121 yards and a touchdown.
Colt McCoy had an up-and-down performance in his first start of the year in place of the injured Alex Smith, throwing for 268 yards, two scores and three interceptions.
Dallas controlled the line of scrimmage, out-rushing Washington 146-80, and didn’t turn the ball over in the contest. Though it wasn’t always pretty, it was a clean performance for the Cowboys.
With the victory, the teams have now split the season series, though the Cowboys currently hold the tiebreaker over Washington (6-5) because of a superior divisional record (3-1 to 2-1) with five games remaining.