The last time Washington celebrated a victory over the Cowboys was the 2015 regular-season finale. You’ll remember that Kellen Moore started that game for the Cowboys and that it was the last time someone not named Dak Prescott did so at the quarterback position for the club. We’ve been in the Dak and Ezekiel Elliott era ever since, and the Washington Redskins have yet to taste anything but defeat against them.
Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott are perfect against Washington
Washington has actually played a bit of an interesting role in the Dak and Zeke era up till now. The first win the two ever experienced with the Cowboys came in Washington during Week 2 of their rookie season, and their very first Thanksgiving Day game was against them as well (they will also play them this season on Thanksgiving).
Last season, the Cowboys were in the middle of getting right when they beat the Redskins in DC and Zeke missed the win in Arlington on the night that Dez Bryant became the franchise’s all-time leader in receiving touchdowns.
Dallas enters this Sunday against Washington with another bit of frustration hanging over their heads. They have yet to win on the road this season (0-3) and still haven’t even won two games in a row at any point. They can knock out two birds with one stone should the scoreboard read in their favor at the end of Sunday’s game and history says that they’re likely to do it.
Jason Garrett typically does well against the Redskins, too
It’s not just Dak and Zeke that the Redskins struggle with, it’s basically any Cowboys team during the Jason Garrett era. Washington has only beaten the Cowboys four times in Garrett’s seven seasons as the head coach and one of them was the aforementioned game with Kellen Moore.
Something is very different about these Redskins though and it’s their quarterback, Alex Smith. Dallas saw the top pick in the 2005 Draft just a year ago when he led the Kansas City Chiefs which was coincidentally the game they played after visiting Washington. Smith has played at an MVP level before in the NFL, but so far through five games (the Redskins have already been on bye) things haven’t exactly looked supreme in his new home.
People love to say that you can toss records out the window when you’re talking about division rivalries because of how well the teams know each other. That’s definitely got some truth to it, but obviously how good the teams are matters to an extent. If you do subscribe to history bearing itself out in some way just know that 100% of it is on the side of Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott.
100%... that’s good, right?