Dallas Cowboys Survive Washington Football Team Scare

Glenn Kaplan

The Dallas Cowboys had a 24-0 halftime lead on The Washington Football Team on the road, but Washington never gave up against Dallas. The Washington Football Team outscored the Cowboys 12-0 in the fourth quarter, but Dallas hanged onto beat Washington 27-20.

This would be have been an astronomical loss had the Dallas Cowboys blown this. Dallas only scored one touchdown on the game with a Dak Prescott 7-yard pass to Amari Cooper in the first quarter. Prescott completed 22-of-39 passes for 211 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. He also rushed for 15 yards on seven carries.

Ezekiel Elliott led the Dallas Cowboys in rushing with 45 yards on 12 carries. Tony Pollard was inactive today due to an injury for Dallas.

Amari Cooper caught five passes for 51 yards receiving and a touchdown for Dallas. CeeDee Lamb was their leading receiver with seven receptions for 61 yards receiving.

Michael Gallup caught five passes for 60 yards receiving for the Dallas Cowboys.

Trailing 27-14 in the fourth quarter, Jonathan Williams scored on a 1-yard rushing touchdown for The Washington Football Team (blocked extra point, 27-20). Williams finished with 16 yards rushing on four carries and a score.

Taylor Heinicke completed 11-of-25 passes for 122 yards, one touchdown, and one interception for Washington. He was injured.

Kyle Allen completed 4-of-9 passes for 53 yards in relief for Taylor Heinicke.

Antonio Gibson was Washington’s leading rusher with 36 yards on 10 carries.

Cam Sims was The Washington Football Team’s leading receiver with three receptions for 69 yards receiving.

Dallas is in the driver’s seat and has a commanding lead in the NFC East race. Micah Parsons was a beast for them today with two sacks and also one tackle for a loss. He is one of the best defensive players in the NFL already and could be the Defensive Rookie of the Year. Parsons is also doing damage control already.

Washington still has a chance to be a wild card team in the NFC with the loss.

The Dallas Cowboys (9-4) next football game will be on the road against the New York Giants (4-8) next Sunday.

The Washington Football Team’s (6-7) next football game will be on the road against the Philadelphia Eagles (6-7) in a huge NFC East showdown next Sunday.

-Glenn Kaplan, 12oz Sports Contributor, Live Monday’s at 3 p.m. ET & Thursday at 11 a.m. ET on 12oz Sports

Photo Credit: Twitter @dallascowboys

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