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Week 13 Tweetcap: Cowboys’ season very much alive after blowout win over Washington

The Cowboys took out the brooms and swept the Redskins, keeping their season alive at 6-6.

NFL: Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Cowboys have had the pants beat off them the past three games, but last night they did the bruising. In a game that they absolutely needed to win, they broke out the brooms and picked up the franchise’s 70th win over the Redskins.

It didn’t start out too great as just before the game, it felt like the fans had given up already as the seats were mostly empty in AT&T Stadium:

Of course, the Redskins won the coin toss and decided to defer to the second-half like every other team this season. The first Cowboys’ possession was much like the last few where Dak Prescott was off with his mechanics and placement of the ball:

The Redskins got the ball but the Cowboys had changed up some thing on defense including benching Anthony Brown and Jourdan Lewis to start the game.

Also, Jaylon Smith has been playing much better over the past two weeks, he brought the heat early to stop the Redskins on first down.

The Dallas defense held and was able to get off the field after three plays and it was due to some young guys stepping up.

It didn’t matter because much like the past few weeks, the Cowboys would give the ball right back after a short stint of their own.

When the Cowboys’ defense came back out, they were getting after Kirk Cousins but ugly football returned to keep them driving.

As the Redskins were looking to put up the game’s first points, Jeff Heath decided to take matters into his own hands.

Again, the Cowboys did absolutely nothing about it...

On the punt return by Jamison Crowder, Kyle Wilber was able to poke the ball out and L.P. Ladouceur was able to recover it for the Cowboys. Back-to-back gaffes by Crowder allowed two first-half takeaways for the Cowboys.

Wash, rinse, repeat as the Cowboys offense was still unable to make anything happen in the early goings of this one.

After Kavon Frazier was able to down the punt at the one-yard line, the Cowboys forced a quick three-and-out. On the Cowboys’ next drive, they finally started to move the ball.

That wasn’t all as the Cowboys started to put a drive together and Dak found Dez Bryant to convert another third down.

Just a few short plays later, the unthinkable happened as the Cowboys finally scored some points.

On the Redskins ensuing drive, an old friend made his first appearance in two games as DeMarcus Lawrence began to eat.

It’s Tank with the strip-sack and the Cowboys recovered the ball.

It was then time to shift focus to the running game where Alfred Morris started to get going

It was typical Dallas though as they needed another seven but had to settle for the three after their own mistake. You have to admit the call by the official was funny though.

It seemed like there must have been some traffic delays because the stadium started to get rocking shortly after,

As the Redskins were on the field, Dak Prescott was taken back to have his throwing hand looked at. He was hit in the hand by a Redskins player’s helmet.

Well, as he was getting checked out, another Cowboys’ rookie stepped up to the plate and got himself a little bit of the action.

Then what do you know, something else happened that was good for the Cowboys defense... something that never happens.

The Cowboys’ defense got off the field again and it was about to be Cooper Rush time before Ryan Switzer (who was almost inactive) decided he had different plans for this game.

The Cowboys went up 17-0 in a flash and Switzer really helped his quarterback by housing that 83-yarder. Then, Dak Prescott was seen back out warming up.

It was Chidobe Awuzie making plays all over the field, showing the Cowboys it was a smart move to start him. He was hoping to get the Cowboys off the field again.

However, the zebras were back to their old tricks as Kirk Cousins was chased out of the pocket and three on the run for the Redskins first big play of the night.

A few plays later, the Cowboys let the Redskins easily cash in and it cut the Cowboys’ lead to ten before the half.

Prescott came back on the field and seemingly looked fine after sustaining a hard hit to his throwing hand.

Dallas wasn’t able to complete the hurry up drive and we’re at the half 17-7, Cowboys.

During halftime, the Cowboys got some good news on the X-rays of Dak Prescott’s hand but tell that to the swelling.

Coming back out at the half, DeMarcus Lawrence added another sack to make it 13.5 on the season.

The Cowboys’ defense was making adjustments in the second-half as Kavon Frazier took the front seat and Byron Jones sat in back.

It quickly became the Alfred Morris show for most of the third quarter as the Cowboys just punished the Redskins’ defense.

Dak was still involved but the Cowboys were trying to limit him throwing too much with the swelling, not that he was throwing badly though.

When the telecast came back to the Cowboys after the end of the third quarter, history was made:

The Redskins weren’t done just yet as they took no time in cutting the lead back to ten points in the fourth quarter.

It was quite alright though because once the Cowboys’ were back on offense, Alfred Morris straight took over the game:

With less than five minutes in the fourth quarter, Alfred Morris decided to hit a homer against his old squad.

The Redskins got the ball back but the team of Anthony Brown and David Irving wanted it back. Irving came through and leveled Cousins on this sack.

Just a few seconds later, he teams up with Brown for another Cowboys’ takeaway.

Just a few short plays later, Rod Smith put this one on ice as the Cowboys get a huge 38-14 win to keep it alive.

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