ARLINGTON — Behind Dak Prescott’s 17 completions for 195 yards, his scoring run of six years and a touchdown pass to Terrence Williams, Dallas solidified its lead in the NFC East with a 31-26 over Washington.Prescott wasn’t flashy throughout, but heated up when it mattered most in the fourth quarter. He has five rushing touchdowns, has thrown for 18 TDs and only been intercepted twice.The Cowboys took a 17-6 lead into the fourth quarter and the Redskins scored two touchdowns. Each score was answered by Prescott leading two seven-play scoring drives.Prescott capped the 75-yard drive with a six-yard TD run with 10:49 remaining. Rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott capped a 45-yard drive with a one-yard run with 6:29 left.”Those guys are just really good football players,” Dallas tight end Jason Witten said. “I don’t think we really view them as rookies.”Kirk Cousins completed 41 passes for 449 yards and three touchdowns but the Redskins (6-4-1) could not come up with the magic to make a late push. Washington didn’t get its first touchdown until the start of the fourth quarter and the Cowboys defense didn’t buckle in the final 6:29Cousins connected with Jordan Reed on a five-yard TD six seconds into the fourth and pulled the Redskins within 24-19 on a 67-yard scoring strike to DeSean Jackson with 9:22 remaining.”We pulled within striking distance a couple of times, but the way Dallas was able to come back and score says a lot of how good of a football team they have and why they’re leading out division,” Cousins said. The Redskins made one final push, pulling within five points on a eight-yard touchdown catch by Reed with 1:53 remaining in the game.Prescott got the Dallas offense off on the right foot in the first quarter, working the ball 75 yards in seven plays for the opening score. Elliott got the first of his two scoring runs from four yards to make it 7-0 with 11:09 left in the first.Prescott connected on pass plays of four yards to Elliott and 13 yards to Cole Beasley yards to keep Washington off balance.The Redskins couldn’t hit pay dirt in the first half, coming away with just two field goals despite Cousins completing 18 passes for 216 yards.
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