Prescott strong arm even running as Cowboys win 10th in row


Prescott strong arm even running as Cowboys win 10th in row

What did you make of the Dez Bryant-Josh Norman matchup on Thursday?

Ezekiel Elliott ran for 97 and two touchdowns and Dak Prescott passed for one touchdown and ran for another in the Cowboys' 10th straight victory, 31-26, over the visiting Redskins.

Kirk Cousins was 41-of-53 for 449 yards and three fourth-quarter touchdown passes for Washington.

"Our offense has been playing a hell of a game, and they've been keeping us in there the whole time", said DE DeMarcus Lawrence. "He did the things that winning quarterbacks do".

The Cowboys took a 17-3 lead as a result, leaving the Redskins 1:45 before the half to narrow their deficit.

The Dallas Cowboys celebrated Thanksgiving Day by making it a ideal 10 in the NFL. It built a 21-7 lead by scoring touchdowns on each of its first three possessions.

"Over time, you keep running the football, you're going to wear them down", Garrett said. And their win over their NFC East opponents gives them a two-game lead in the division, as the 7-3 now own the tie-breaker after handing Dallas it's only defeat back in Week One.

After that, the Cowboys will have consecutive home games against Tampa Bay and Detroit before finishing the regular season at Philadelphia.

After Cousins second scoring toss to Reed, an 8-yarder with 1:53 remaining, Dustin Hopkins onside kick went out of bounds.

"It's a huge swing", said Cowboys OL Zach Martin after the game.

A direct snap to Rob Kelley lost yardage; Cousins overthrew two targets in the end zone; then, flushed out of the pocket, he heaved a high, deep throw to tight end Jordan Reed, who injured his left shoulder tumbling to turf.

His grasp on Tony Romo's old job tightened on Thanksgiving not just according to the numbers (Dak accounted for a passing TD and a rushing TD and was 17 of 24 for 195 yards in the air with eight carries for 39 yards on the ground). Prescott then nearly took off running again before he saw Dez Bryant in 1-on-1 coverage and delivered a strike for a 26-yard gain to the 1. Rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott capped a 45-yard drive with a one-yard run with 6:29 left.

The Cowboys got back to business on the first possession of the game going 75 yards in seven plays.

The late-afternoon sun shining through the glass doors on the west side of the stadium was an issue in the opener when Dallas tight end Jason Witten admitted that the glare contributed to a pass he dropped in the New York Giants 20-19 win.

Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown hooked up for three touchdowns as the Steelers beat Indianapolis 28-7 to improve to 6-5 and boost their playoff chances.

The Pittsburgh Steelers ended their Thanksgiving woes by stopping a four-game losing run on this day.

"He's supposed to be a lock-down corner but you can't even play man-to-man".

Indianapolis was without quarterback Andrew Luck due to a concussion. While his replacement, Scott Tolzien, hung tough most of the night, the performance wasn't good enough to extend the Colts' 10-game winning streak on Thursday nights.

Dez Bryant led all Cowboys receivers with five catches for 72 yards and had an "average game" for him against cornerback Norman.

Minnesota threw the game away, leading by three with less than two minutes to go. As you can see, he's making plays, he's making a difference and I think the more opportunities that he gets, the more that I think he'll make plays and make a difference for us. "It really came down to who had the football last, and they made one or two more plays than we did".



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