Dallas rookie quarterback Dak Prescott completed 22 of 30 passes for 292 yards to get his first National Football League win. Prescott Co. started the game with a 13-play, 76 yard drive.
Morris’ 4-yard touchdown run capped an 11-play, 80-yard drive, to give the Cowboys a 27-23 lead, and the defense made two stops of potential Washington drives, as the Cowboys moved to 1-1 on the year.
“He exudes confidence”, Jones said about Prescott. He has shown extreme poise for a rookie quarterback and has proved to the Cowboys he can get the team wins in Romo’s absence.
The Dallas Cowboys were able to get a big win today on the road in Washington and avoid an 0-2 start to the season.
However, the thing the Redskins didn’t count on was a massive regression from their quarterback, and if the first two weeks of the season are any indication, Kirk Cousins has struggled to adjust to his second season as Washington’s full-time starter. But his role was reduced past year and he was allowed to leave as a free agent. Cousins completed 28 of 46 passes for 364 yards with one touchdown and one interception.
“I asked the source whether the players who are griping would prefer Colt McCoy”, Florio writes.
After a 13-10 Dallas lead at halftime, Washington would take the lead on their first drive of the second half.
But Cousins and the defending NFC East champion Redskins will rue the second-half chances they wasted.
The Redskins started consecutive possessions in Dallas territory in the third quarter, at the 38 after a failed onside kick attempt by the Cowboys and at the 34 because of an Ezekiel Elliott fumble forced by Josh Norman and recovered by Dashuan Phillips. Dallas opened the game with a trip into the red zone, getting a first-and-goal at the Washington 5-yard line, but they surprisingly elected to pass the ball three straight times, all of which were incomplete to force a 22-yard chip-shot field goal from Dan Bailey. Redskins right tackle Morgan Moses threw his helmet on the sideline.
The Cowboys utilized receiver Dez Bryant much more this time. Dak would respond on the next Dallas drive by going 3-4 for 35 yards and scoring on a 6 yard touchdown run. Washington got the ball back with 1:30 left and no timeouts. He can be very effective throwing the ball from the pocket, in the dropback game, in the shotgun game, the play-action, run-action game and then the movement game.
“Everybody thinks we’re in the morgue or something”. On the Redskins next possession Cousins’ pass to Pierre Garcon on fourth-and-1 from their own 44 was tipped by a defender and incomplete. That’s out the window after this week as the star wideout ended the game with 7 catches for 102 yards. After allowing Drew Brees to throw for 511 yards and an NFL-tying seven touchdowns, NY limited him to one touchdown, 263 yards passing and 288 yards in total team offense. If you can’t beat a team who is starting a forth round rookie quarterback, a rookie running back with a fumbling problems, and a defense who is missing many key pieces, you are certainly in for a long season.and I feel the Redskins are heading down that path.
Redskins: NT Kedric Golston injured his right hamstring on the first play from scrimmage, eventually was driven toward the locker room on a cart and did not return.