The Dallas Cowboys did the impossible on Sunday afternoon as they won their third straight game without Dak Prescott. Nobody thought this was possible in the aftermath of the Week 1 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Through what used to be the first quarter of the season (17 games makes that complicated) the Cowboys sit at 3-1 with the potential of getting Dak back as soon as next week against the Los Angeles Rams.
We put together a running recap throughout the game that is full of quarterly recaps and highlights as they happened. If you want to read it in chronological order then head to the bottom and scroll up.
The Dallas Cowboys are 3-1!
The fourth quarter started off with a bang as Cooper Rush found CeeDee Lamb for a huge touchdown.
COOPER RUSH TO CEEDEE LAMB TOUCHDOWN!!!!— Blogging The Boys (@BloggingTheBoys) October 2, 2022
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On the other side of things Washington got near the end zone after a poor Bryan Anger punt, but the Cowboys defense stood tall even on fourth down.
With the ball back in their possession the Washington Commanders turned to Carson Wentz and that was... not a great idea. Carson threw an interception to DaRon Bland and Dallas was able to squeak out a field goal to widen their lead.
Final Score: Dallas 25, Washington 10
The punting extravaganza kept up into the second half as Washington and Dallas traded kicks to start things off.
The Commanders were so obsessed with the idea that they punted again to the Cowboys.
Dallas got things started with a big Cooper Rush to Noah Brown connection.
COOPER RUSH TO NOAH BROWN— Blogging The Boys (@BloggingTheBoys) October 2, 2022
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Unfortunately the drive stalled and Dallas had to settle for another field goal.
Washington was able to scrap out a field goal themselves to put both teams in double digits.
Score at the end of the 3rd Quarter: Dallas 15, Washington 10
The second quarter started from a bit frustrating perspective for the Dallas Cowboys (after another Brett Maher field goal) as they couldn’t get much going. Meanwhile Carson Wentz found rookie Jahan Dotson for a touchdown to give Washington a 7-6 lead.
Dallas dug in though and finally started to move the chains. Part of the sequence involved Michael Gallup’s first catch of the season.
Welcome back, Michael Gallup!— Blogging The Boys (@BloggingTheBoys) October 2, 2022
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It seems that this wasn’t enough for MG, though. He scored quickly after!
TOUCHDOWN MICHAEL GALLUP!!!!!— Blogging The Boys (@BloggingTheBoys) October 2, 2022
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Unfortunately the extra point was blocked. Boo.
Thankfully the Commanders went full Commanders as the half came to a close which gave Trevon Diggs an opportunity to do what Trevon Diggs does.
TREVON DIGGS INTERCEPTION!!!!— Blogging The Boys (@BloggingTheBoys) October 2, 2022
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Score at the end of the 2nd Quarter: Dallas 12, Washington 7
The Washington Commanders won the toss and deferred which gave the Cowboys the ball to start. Early on in the drive Cooper Rush found Ezekiel Elliott for a nice 31-yard gain.
ZEEEEEEEKE— Blogging The Boys (@BloggingTheBoys) October 2, 2022
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Ultimately the Cowboys stalled a bit and settled for a Brett Maher 53-yard field goal that he successfully converted.
Punts were traded, Neville Gallimore had a sack in between them, and the first quarter wrapped up calmly with Dallas already in field goal range.
Score at the end of the 1st Quarter: Dallas 3, Washington 0