Dallas Cowboys Lose To Washington Redskins 20-17

Lynette Rowe
October 22, 2018

A team that a lot of people around football considers to have the best defense in the game. But they'll take the win and first place in the NFC East with a trip to New Jersey looming next week. The forward pass. Not sure if you are familiar with it.

Running the ball has become a much more hard task against the Redskins this season, however, they have allowed five rushing touchdowns and they haven't really been tested yet. Anyone can win that way in today's NFL.

The Redskins now rank No. 5 in total defense, allowing 326.2 yards per game. Neither has dropped two in a row, either.

As every Washington football fan knows - steeped in pain as they are for the past quarter century - there are only two kinds of luck that the Redskins can not overcome: good luck and bad luck. They now have a winning record at 4-2, but that's not even the best part of the victory. Ex-Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins had three interceptions and two lost fumbles.

Yesterday, Quarterback Dak Prescott told the media of a meeting between players and coaches that addressed this specifically.

The Dallas Cowboys will try to keep their momentum going on Sunday afternoon as they travel on the road to FedEx Field for an NFC East clash against the first place Washington Redskins.

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The Cowboys got the ball back with one minute and nine seconds left in the game, starting from their own 35-yard line, and Prescott drove the team down the field to set up a 47-yard field goal attempt to tie the game.

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup (13) catches a pass before running to make a touchdown against the Washington Redskins in the second quarter at FedExField in Landover, Maryland on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. The play was brought back, though, on a holding call. "You don't want to start thinking about Cam Newton or thinking about Dak Prescott so much that you're letting Zeke and (Panthers running back Christian) McCaffrey run free because those are the guys who really can hurt you".

The Washington offense will be short handed in their important division game on Sunday. But not this defense, anchored up the middle by Alabama big men Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne, this defense held Elliott (who had 106 yards rushing against Jacksonville last week in Dallas' 40-7 win) to just 34 yards on 15 carries - strong defense, also an ingredient for a Washington win.

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup (13) celebrates a touchdown with quarterback Dak Prescott (4) during the second quarter of an National Football League game between the Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, October 21, 2018 in Landover, Maryland.

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