On the final day of November in 2017, the Cowboys saddled up and finally won one as a team.
Dak Prescott hurt his hand early, the Cowboys built a 17-0 lead, Prescott battled and stayed in the game, the offensive line was as dominant as they’ve been all season long, Dez Bryant finally made some big plays; and Alfred Morris had a huge game on the ground. The Cowboys posted a 38-14 win and their season stays alive with some slim hopes for another week.
Ryan Switzer had a punt return for a touchdown. Dak Prescott hit beautiful touchdown throws to Jason Witten and Dez Bryant. David Irving and Demarcus Lawrence got after Kirk Cousins. Washington is now 0-4 against the Dallas Cowboys the last two years in the best rivalry in football. Dallas is now 6-6, and get a wounded Giants team that is reeling next weekend with 10 days to prepare.
The Cowboys have to survive two more games without Ezekiel Elliott: at New York, and at Oakland. Then they get him back.
Dak Prescott had a bruised and swollen hand, and this won’t go down as one of the best games of his career by any means. He was 11 of 22 for just over 100 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. He ran for 25 yards. But Prescott won the game and didn’t turn the ball over. The gameplan didn’t ask for him to do a lot more than he did. His receivers continued to not get open – it seemed.
His biggest throws aside from the touchdown throws was a 20+ yard strike to Dez Bryant on third down, and a short throw to Terrance Williams also to move the chains on a third down in which Williams was matched up against Josh Norman.
Demarcus Lawrence now has 15 sacks on the year. Dak Prescott has 18 touchdowns and 9 interceptions.
Some minor game balls go to Jonathan Cooper who had a great game on the offensive line, Chidobe Awuzie looked like a big league cornerback. The Cowboys forced a couple turnovers that were huge in this game.