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Redskins Turn Their Attention To The Cowboys


With Monday's game against the Steelers in the books, the Redskins now turn their focus onto their NFC East rivals, the Dallas Cowboys. Dallas lost the season opener to the Giants, 20-19.

While the Cowboys made it close with the New York Giants in their 2016 opening game on Sunday afternoon, Dallas fell by a final of 20-19 at AT&T Stadium.

Dallas started the game up 6-0 behind two Dan Bailey field goals before a Larry Donnell touchdown put the Giants up 7-6. Bailey would go on to hit another field goal to put Dallas back up 9-7 before the teams exchanged the lead three times down the stretch.

Down by one with just a little more than a minute left in the game, the Cowboys got the ball back on their own 20-yard line with a chance to get the go-ahead score.

Rookie quarterback Dak Prescott drove the Cowboys all the way to their own 46-yard line before completing a pass to wide receiver Terence Williams with 10 seconds remaining.

But instead of running out of bounds (Dallas had no timeouts left going into the drive), Williams tried to turn up field in an effort to gain better field position. He would fall down, but the clock kept running. It would be the last play of the game.

Prescott finished his NFL debut connecting on 25-of-45 passes for 227 yards and a passer rating just shy of 70.

Running back Ezekiel Elliot – Dallas' top pick in the 2016 NFL Draft – carried the ball 20 times for 51 yards and a touchdown. Alfred Morris, meanwhile, carried the ball seven times for 35 yards.

While Dez Bryant was back healthy, he managed just one reception for eight yards on five targets. Tight end Jason Witten led the way for the receiving threats, as he hauled in nine receptions for 66 yards.

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Cole Beasley also managed to catch eight passes for 65 yards, but dropped a pair of balls that could have been receptions.

Defensively, Sean Lee paced the unit with 10 tackles while Brandon Carr's third quarter interception set up Elliot's touchdown run.

While they struggled to crank up the pressure on Giants quarterback Eli Manning, they were able to keep star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. mostly in-check, as he managed just four receptions for 73 yards.

Sunday's game will mark the 111th time the Redskins and Cowboys have faced off in regular season action dating back to their first matchup, a 26-14 victory for the Redskins on Oct. 9, 1960.

The teams have split their season series each of the last two seasons, as the Redskins lost an early December matchup to the Cowboys last year – Washington's last regular season loss during the season – before defeating Dallas 34-23 on Jan. 3. with the division already secured.

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