Cowboys win 10th in a row
The Associated Press
ARLINGTON, Texas — Dak Prescott accounted for two touchdowns, fellow rookie Ezekiel Elliott ran for a pair of scores and the Dallas Cowboys extended their franchise regular-season record with a 10th consecutive victory by defeating the Washington Redskins 31-26 on Thursday.
Elliott, the NFL rushing leader, gained 97 yards on the ground to give him 1,199 for the season. He has run for 11 touchdowns.
Prescott’s fifth rushing touchdown tied the team record for a quarterback set 50 years ago by Don Meredith.
“Over and over and over again, at critical moments, he came up with a big play,” Dallas coach Jason Garrett said about Prescott.
The Cowboys (10-1) had their streak of games with at least 400 yards snapped, finishing with 353, but answered with touchdowns each time the Redskins (6-4-1) got within a score.
Kirk Cousins passed for 449 yards and three touchdowns, becoming the first player in Redskins history with two 400-yard games in a season.
Washington was swept in its season series with Dallas.
“The last five games of the year are critical,” said Redskins coach Jay Gruden.
Cousins threw two touchdown passes to Jordan Reed, the second with 1 minute, 53 seconds remaining. Dustin Hopkins then tried an onside kick went out of bounds, and the Cowboys ran out the clock.
Washington’s DeSean Jackson had four receptions for 118 yards and a touchdown. Reed had 10 catches for 95 yards after missing most of the first half when he injured his left shoulder leaping for a pass over his head in the end zone.