The Redskins were unable to string together back-to-back victories on Thursday evening, falling to the Cowboys by a final of 38-14 in Week 13 action at AT&T Stadium.
Fourth Quarter: Redskins 14, Cowboys 38On the first play of the quarter, Dak Prescott and Dez Bryant would link up for a 13-yard touchdown.
Off the touchdown, the Redskins went with a no-huddle offense as Kirk Cousins spread the ball around to Samaje Perine, Jamison Crowder and Ryan Grant before finding Josh Doctson on a 50-50 ball for a 14-yard touchdown.
The touchdown catch was Doctson's fifth of the season, which is currently a team-high.
Despite the touchdown, Alfred Morris continued to make it difficult on the Redskins as he took advantage of strong blocking from his offensive line to slice through Washington's defense for his first 100-yard game as a member of the Cowboys.
The consistent pounding of the ball along with a pass interference call on Bashaud Breeland in the end zone set up a Morris' first touchdown of the season from the one-yard line.
Late in the frame as the Redskins went for it on fourth down trailing by more than two scores, Cousins was intercepted on a fourth down pass.
The Cowboys extended their lead with less than three minutes left on a one-yard touchdown run by Rod Smith.
Following the touchdown, Colt McCoy checked into the game for his first game action since Week 17 of the 2015 season.
The quarterback, however, handed off the ball on all of his snaps before the game ended.
Third Quarter: Redskins 7, Cowboys 17While Kirk Cousins was able to complete a 24-yard pass to Ryan Grant on a 3rd-and-16 throw, the Redskins' first drive of the third quarter was capped by a punt out of Tress Way.
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On one play during the drive, Trent Williams was removed from the game with Ty Nsekhe shifting over to left tackle from right tackle and Tyler Catalina checking into the game at right tackle. Williams would return after one play on the sideline, though.
The Redskins' second drive of the quarter was pass heavy, as Cousins went 5-of-5 for 27 yards through the air, but a third down completion to Byron Marshall was stopped well short of the first down marker.
The Cowboys, however, featured a heavy dosage of Alfred Morris on their final drive of the third quarter, as the former Redskins running back had his number called over and over again with the Redskins unable to stop him for negative yardage.
The quarter would with the Cowboys inside the red zone.
Second Quarter: Redskins 7, Cowboys 17Dallas would get the first points of the night on an eight-yard touchdown reception by Jason Witten a little more than four minutes into the second frame.
On the 11-play drive, Zach Brown was briefly removed from the game with a shin injury but returned to action.
Washington's ensuing drive off the touchdown would last just three plays, as Kirk Cousins was strip-sacked on third down and Dallas would recover the ball. On the drive, Morgan Moses was carted off the field. Ty Nsekhe shifted over from left guard to right tackle with Arie Kouandjio checking into the game at left guard.
Dallas would take advantage of the turnover with a Dan Bailey field goal from 24 yards out.
Then after Washington was held to a three-and-out, Ryan Switzer returned a punt 83 yards for a touchdown to extend Dallas' lead to 17.
The Redskins would get into Cowboys territory on a third down throw by Cousins in which he steered clear of a potential sack to throw off his back foot to Jamison Crowder, who would race up field for a 33-yard gain.
Three plays later, Cousins would find an open Ryan Grant in the front left corner of the end zone for a 20-yard touchdown. It was Grant's fourth touchdown on the season, extending an already career-high in the category.
Dallas had one final drive before the end of the half, but nothing special came out of it.
First Quarter: Redskins 0, Cowboys 0After winning the opening coin toss, the Redskins deferred to the second half giving the defense an opportunity to be on the field first on Thursday evening. That debut would last just three plays on the opening drive, as Washington stuffed two Alfred Morris runs before Dak Prescott threw an incompletion on third down.
On second down, linebacker Zach Vigil – starting for the second consecutive week – made a big tackle on Morris.
Washington's debut on offense would last five plays, picking up 24 yards before Tress Way came out to punt. On the possession, Samaje Perine picked up 14 rushing yards on two carries while Kirk Cousins was 2-of-2 for nine yards along with a nine-yard rush.
After Way's punt was fair caught at the 10-yard line, the Redskins once again forced a three-and-out, highlighted by a sack on third down of Prescott. On a second down scramble out of the quarterback, Zach Brown closed on the dual-threat to limit him to just a three-yard gain.
The Redskins appeared poised to take an early lead, as Washington benefitted from a roughing the passer call on a third down throw by Cousins to keep the drive alive, but a second down pass deep inside Dallas territory bounced off the hands of Jamison Crowder and into Jeff Heath's.
Washington would once again get Dallas' offense off the field after just three plays, as Bashaud Breeland had a tremendous tackle on third down to stop Cole Beasley one yard short of moving the markers. Jamison Crowder, however, would fumble the ensuing punt and the Cowboys would recover the ball inside Redskins territory.
Despite the field position, Washington's defense continued to give Dallas no room to breathe on offense, forcing a fourth consecutive three-and-out.
Just before the end of the quarter, Dallas would finally get a first down on a third down run by Prescott.