On Thanksgiving Day, the Dallas Cowboys played their rival, the Washington Redskins, in Dallas. The Cowboys were coming into the game without a loss, since the first game of the season against the New York Giants. Lately, their offense has been unstoppable, with the play of rookie Dak Prescott and rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott. They have been passing and running all over every team in the NFL so far this season. On Thanksgiving Day, they met there long time rival, the Washington Redskins. Both teams came in hot and it made for a great turkey day football game. However, Dallas again would not be denied on this day of giving.
In the opening drive alone, Elliot touched the ball 5 times, totaling 47 yards, as the Cowboys’ offense moved right down the field and scored a touchdown. I am sure Redskins fans everywhere were saying, ‘Oh man, here we go again.’ Even though Elliot is a rookie, he is leading the NFL in rushing yards this season and no team has had an answer for him at all. Elliot does not look like a rookie at all on the field and again on Thursday, he looked like a seasoned veteran. The Cowboys’ offensive line was a dominating force as well throughout the whole game, opening up holes for Elliot to dart through.
The Redskins’ quarterback, Kirk Cousins, started out hot in the game as well. Cousins completed 9 of his first 10 passes for 114 yards in the first quarter. His only incompletion was on a deep shot to DeSean Jackson, and his scorching start was a sign of things to come. Cousins finished a ridiculous 41 for 53 for 449 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions, pretty good for a 120.7 QB rating. He’s been elite the last two games. His performance was still not enough to put the Cowboys away.
Then there was the Cowboys’ rookie quarterback, Dak Prescott, who came out again and led his team up and down the field and was not making mistakes. He threw for a touchdown and ran another one in later in the game. Cowboys’ star receiver, Dez Bryant, seemed completely healthy again in the game, giving the Cowboys another added element to their already star studded offense. Neither of the teams’ defenses looked too great on Thursday. The Redskins and Cowboys combined for five consecutive touchdown drives in the second half. Ryan Kerrigan’s ninth sack of the season was the only sack of the game. The Cowboys got the big win and moved one step closer to a playoff performance. Now they are the winners of 10 straight games; something they have not accomplished in many years.