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Morris' TD after Cousins' INT leads Cowboys past Skins 27-23

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) Discussing Dak Prescott after the rookie quarterback's first NFL victory, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones managed to throw in references to folks such as Troy Aikman, Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger - QBs with nine Super Bowl victories combined.

Not bad company for a guy who was a fourth-round draft pick and is only playing because Tony Romo is out with an injured back.

Prescott ran for a 6-yard TD , went 22 for 30 for 292 yards, and showed a veteran's poise in the pocket, helping the Cowboys beat the Washington Redskins 27-23 on Sunday as he stayed turnover-free as a pro so far.

''He exudes confidence,'' Jones said about Prescott. ''He's got a great supporting cast, but he's using it.''

Dallas (1-1) won for only the second time in its past 16 games without Romo - and both of those victories came at Washington (0-2).

Alfred Morris scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 4-yard run with under five minutes left against his former club, taking advantage after Washington's Kirk Cousins threw an end-zone interception.

Morris was drafted by Washington in 2012 and played his first four seasons there. But his role was reduced last year and he was allowed to leave as a free agent. His first TD in a Cowboys uniform capped an 80-yard drive that started when Barry Church picked off a pass from Cousins intended for Pierre Garcon.

''This is a quarterback-driven league,'' Cousins said. ''I need to play at a high level, week in and week out.''

Through two games, he has three interceptions and only one TD pass , an 11-yarder to Jamison Crowder in the third quarter that gave Washington its first lead, 17-13.

But Cousins and the defending NFC East champion Redskins will rue the second-half chances they wasted. They got the ball inside Dallas' 40 on consecutive possessions - once because of a failed onside kick, once because cornerback Josh Norman caused one of the two fumbles by Dallas rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott - but settled for a field goal each time.

Still, Washington led 23-20 and appeared on its way to adding to the margin after Cousins began a drive by completing a 57-yard pass to rookie Josh Doctson. But on third-and-goal at the 6 with 10 1/2 minutes left, Cousins put the ball right in Church's gut.

Garcon stomped his foot coming off the field. Redskins right tackle Morgan Moses threw his helmet on the sideline.

HE SAID IT

''Everybody thinks we're in the morgue or something. We're not dead, by no means.'' - Norman on Washington's 0-2 start.

NORMAN'S ASSIGNMENT

One big question entering the game was whether Norman would be assigned to cover Cowboys WR Dez Bryant no matter where the receiver lined up - or stick to one side of the field, as the $75 million defensive back primarily did in Week 1, when he stayed on the left side regardless of where Steelers WR Antonio Brown was. The answer: Norman mainly remained on the left side of Washington's defense, often leaving CB Bashaud Breeland on Bryant, early on, but eventually started to ''travel'' to where Bryant was.

DEZ INVOLVED

After getting only one catch for 8 yards in Week 1, Bryant had seven catches for 102 yards Sunday.

MORE STATS

Elliott finished with 83 yards on 21 carries, including a 1-yard TD run. ... Morris ran five times for a total of 7 yards. ... Redskins RB Matt Jones gained 61 yards on 13 carries with a 14-yard scoring run. ... Cousins went 28 for 46 for 364 yards.

BAD MISS

On third-and-7 from Dallas' 37 on Washington's opening possession, Cousins had Crowder wide open and behind the defense for what should have been an easy-as-can-be TD. But Cousins overthrew the second-year receiver, and that bad miss ended the drive, because coach Jay Gruden chose to punt.

INJURIES

Redskins: NT Kedric Golston injured his right hamstring on the first play from scrimmage, eventually was driven toward the locker room on a cart and did not return. Ziggy Hood took over at nose tackle.

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Key Players
K. Cousins 8 QB
364 YDs, 1 TDs, 1 INTs
D. Prescott 4 QB
292 YDs, 0 TDs, 0 INTs
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 4:45
D.Bailey extra point is GOOD, Center-L.Ladouceur, Holder-C.Jones.
plays
yds
pos
27
23
Touchdown 4:45
A.Morris right guard for 4 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
11
plays
80
yds
5:50
pos
26
23
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:04
D.Hopkins 22 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-N.Sundberg, Holder-T.Way.
5
plays
30
yds
1:35
pos
20
23
Field Goal 2:06
D.Hopkins 29 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-N.Sundberg, Holder-T.Way.
7
plays
27
yds
3:35
pos
20
20
Point After TD 5:41
D.Bailey extra point is GOOD, Center-L.Ladouceur, Holder-C.Jones.
plays
yds
pos
20
17
Touchdown 5:41
D.Prescott scrambles up the middle for 6 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
10
plays
75
yds
5:35
pos
19
17
Point After TD 11:16
D.Hopkins extra point is GOOD, Center-N.Sundberg, Holder-T.Way.
plays
yds
pos
13
17
Touchdown 11:16
K.Cousins pass short middle to J.Crowder for 11 yards, TOUCHDOWN [M.Collins].
8
plays
75
yds
3:44
pos
13
16
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:26
D.Hopkins 36 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-N.Sundberg, Holder-T.Way.
12
plays
56
yds
4:08
pos
13
10
Field Goal 4:34
D.Bailey 31 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-L.Ladouceur, Holder-C.Jones.
10
plays
43
yds
4:31
pos
13
7
Point After TD 13:08
D.Hopkins extra point is GOOD, Center-N.Sundberg, Holder-T.Way.
plays
yds
pos
10
7
Touchdown 13:08
M.Jones left end for 14 yards, TOUCHDOWN. The Replay Official reviewed the runner broke the plane ruling, and the play was Upheld. The ruling on the field stands.
8
plays
75
yds
3:31
pos
10
6
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:39
D.Bailey extra point is GOOD, Center-L.Ladouceur, Holder-C.Jones.
plays
yds
pos
10
0
Touchdown 1:39
C.Green reported in as eligible. E.Elliott up the middle for 1 yard, TOUCHDOWN.
9
plays
94
yds
5:13
pos
9
0
Field Goal 9:25
D.Bailey 22 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-L.Ladouceur, Holder-C.Jones.
13
plays
76
yds
5:35
pos
3
0
Time of Pos 32:51 27:09
1st Downs 24 24
Rushing 8 4
Passing 13 18
Penalty 3 2
3rd Down Conv 6-12 5-12
4th Down Conv 1-1 0-1
Total Net Yards 380 432
Total Plays 64 65
Avg Gain 5.9 6.6
Net Yards Rushing 102 82
Rush Attempts 30 17
Avg Rush Yards 3.4 4.8
Net Yards Passing 278 350
Comp. - Att. 22-30 28-46
Yards Per Pass 9.3 7.6
Sacked - Yards Lost 4-14 2-14
Penalties - Yards 6-39 8-51
Touchdowns 3 2
Rushing TDs 3 1
Passing TDs 0 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 1
Fumbles - Lost 0-1 0-0
Int. Thrown 0 1
Punts - Avg 3-47.3 2-37.5
Return Yards 59 72
Punts - Returns 1-7 2-30
Kickoffs - Returns 2-52 2-42
Int. - Returns 1-0 0-0
Kicking 5/5 5/5
Extra Points 3/3 2/2
Field Goals 2/2 3/3
Red Zone Eff. 3-5 -60% 2-6 -33%
Goal to Go Eff. 2-3 -67% 0-2 -0%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Cowboys 1-11037727
Redskins 0-201013023
278 PASS YDS 350
102 RUSH YDS 82
380 TOTAL YDS 432
Cowboys
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
D. Prescott 4 QB
17
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
73.3% 292 0 0 103.7
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
62.7% 519 0 0 83.1
D. Prescott 22/30 292 0 0 17
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
E. Elliott 21 RB
12
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
21 83 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
41 134 2
E. Elliott 21 83 1 21 12
A. Morris 46 RB
6
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 7 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
12 42 1
A. Morris 5 7 1 5 6
L. Dunbar 25 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 6 0
L. Dunbar 3 6 0 4 2
D. Prescott 4 QB
17
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 6 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 18 1
D. Prescott 1 6 1 6 17
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Bryant 88 WR
10
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
12 7 102 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 8 110 0
D. Bryant 12 7 102 0 21 10
C. Beasley 11 WR
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 5 75 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 13 140 0
C. Beasley 6 5 75 0 28 7
J. Witten 82 TE
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 3 51 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 12 117 0
J. Witten 4 3 51 0 29 5
G. Swaim 87 TE
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 29 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 50 0
G. Swaim 2 2 29 0 28 2
L. Dunbar 25 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 26 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 42 0
L. Dunbar 2 2 26 0 16 2
K. Smith 41 FB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 5 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 5 0
K. Smith 1 1 5 0 5 0
E. Elliott 21 RB
12
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 4 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 5 0
E. Elliott 2 2 4 0 3 12
B. Butler 19 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 16 0
B. Butler 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
S. Lee 50 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-10 0 0.0
S. Lee 6-4 0.0 0 0
B. Carr 39 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 1 0.0
B. Carr 4-1 0.0 0 0
O. Scandrick 32 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 1.0
O. Scandrick 4-0 0.0 0 0
M. Claiborne 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
M. Claiborne 4-1 0.0 0 0
B. Jones 31 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
B. Jones 4-1 0.0 0 0
J. Crawford 58 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 1.0
J. Crawford 3-1 1.0 0 0
A. Hitchens 59 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-5 0 0.0
A. Hitchens 3-0 0.0 0 0
B. Church 42 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-5 1 0.0
B. Church 3-2 0.0 1 0
M. Collins 96 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
M. Collins 2-1 0.0 0 0
T. McClain 97 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-4 0 0.0
T. McClain 2-1 0.0 0 0
A. Gachkar 52 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
A. Gachkar 1-1 0.0 0 0
D. Wilson 57 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Wilson 1-0 0.0 0 0
T. Crawford 98 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
T. Crawford 1-0 1.0 0 0
J. Heath 38 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
J. Heath 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Durant 56 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-4 0 0.0
J. Durant 1-1 0.0 0 0
K. Smith 41 FB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
K. Smith 1-0 0.0 0 0
E. Elliott 21 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
E. Elliott 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. Thornton 92 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
C. Thornton 1-1 0.0 0 0
J. Wilcox 27 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
J. Wilcox 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
D. Bailey 5 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 3/3
SEASON FG XP
6/6 4/4
D. Bailey 2/2 31 3/3 9
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
C. Jones 6 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 47.3 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
6 48.2 2
C. Jones 3 47.3 1 56
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
L. Whitehead 13 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 33.0 33 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 27.0 33 0
L. Whitehead 1 33.0 33 0
R. Smith 45 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 19.0 19 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 19.0 19 0
R. Smith 1 19.0 19 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
L. Whitehead 13 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 7.0 7 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 7.7 9 0
L. Whitehead 1 7.0 7 0
Redskins
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
K. Cousins 8 QB
20
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
60.9% 364 1 1 84.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
65.2% 693 1 3 78.5
K. Cousins 28/46 364 1 1 20
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
M. Jones 31 RB
12
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
13 61 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
20 85 1
M. Jones 13 61 1 14 12
K. Cousins 8 QB
20
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 20 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 28 0
K. Cousins 2 20 0 10 20
C. Thompson 25 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
6 24 1
C. Thompson 2 1 0 1 5
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
J. Reed 86 TE
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 5 70 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 12 134 0
J. Reed 7 5 70 0 25 7
C. Thompson 25 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 3 57 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 5 73 0
C. Thompson 4 3 57 0 38 5
J. Doctson 18 WR
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 1 57 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 66 0
J. Doctson 5 1 57 0 57 5
V. Davis 85 TE
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 5 51 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 71 0
V. Davis 5 5 51 0 32 5
D. Jackson 11 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 3 40 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 9 142 0
D. Jackson 5 3 40 0 28 4
J. Crowder 80 WR
9
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 6 39 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 12 97 1
J. Crowder 8 6 39 1 11 9
P. Garcon 88 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 2 25 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 8 76 0
P. Garcon 7 2 25 0 16 2
N. Paul 84 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 16 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 16 0
N. Paul 1 1 16 0 16 1
R. Grant 14 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 5 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 5 0
R. Grant 1 1 5 0 5 0
M. Jones 31 RB
12
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 4 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 13 0
M. Jones 1 1 4 0 4 12
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
B. Breeland 26 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-4 1 0.0
B. Breeland 9-1 0.0 0 0
D. Bruton 30 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-5 0 1.0
D. Bruton 5-1 1.0 0 0
W. Compton 51 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-6 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-14 0 0.0
W. Compton 4-6 0.0 0 0
M. Foster 54 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-6 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-11 0 0.0
M. Foster 4-6 0.0 0 0
J. Norman 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-4 0 0.0
J. Norman 4-1 0.0 0 1
S. Cravens 36 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.0
S. Cravens 3-1 0.0 0 0
D. Phillips 35 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
D. Phillips 3-2 0.0 0 0
D. Hall 23 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-5 0 0.0
D. Hall 3-2 0.0 0 0
T. Murphy 93 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-4 0 1.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-4 0 1.5
T. Murphy 2-4 1.5 0 1
R. Kerrigan 91 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 1.5
R. Kerrigan 2-1 0.5 0 0
R. Jean Francois 99 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-4 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-4 0 0.5
R. Jean Francois 1-4 0.5 0 0
D. Everett 22 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Everett 1-0 0.0 0 0
Z. Hood 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
Z. Hood 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. Jenkins 68 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Jenkins 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. Baker 92 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-6 0 0.0
C. Baker 1-4 0.0 0 0
P. Smith 94 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-5 0 0.5
P. Smith 0-2 0.5 0 0
W. Blackmon 41 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
W. Blackmon 0-1 0.0 0 0
G. Toler 20 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
G. Toler 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
D. Hopkins 3 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
3/3 2/2
SEASON FG XP
6/6 3/3
D. Hopkins 3/3 36 2/2 11
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
T. Way 5 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
2 37.5 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
3 34.0 2
T. Way 2 37.5 1 43
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
N. Paul 84 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 14.0 14 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 14.0 14 0
N. Paul 1 14.0 14 0
C. Thompson 25 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 28.0 28 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 28.0 28 0
C. Thompson 1 28.0 28 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Crowder 80 WR
9
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 15.0 21 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 15.7 21 0
J. Crowder 2 15.0 21 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 DAL 20 5:35 13 76 FG
6:52 DAL 6 5:13 9 94 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:08 DAL 25 2:30 4 15 Punt
9:05 DAL 44 4:31 10 43 FG
0:26 DAL 25 0:26 1 4 Half
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:16 DAL 25 5:35 10 75 TD
2:06 DAL 25 0:27 2 9 Fumble
0:04 DAL 30 2:18 3 4 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:35 DAL 20 5:50 11 80 TD
1:56 WAS 43 0:26 3 1 Punt
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:25 WAS 25 2:33 5 37 Punt
1:39 WAS 25 3:31 8 75 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:38 WAS 25 1:33 3 -5 Punt
4:34 WAS 26 4:08 12 56 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 WAS 25 3:44 8 75 TD
5:41 DAL 38 3:35 7 27 FG
1:39 DAL 34 1:35 5 30 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:46 WAS 21 2:11 6 73 INT
4:45 WAS 25 2:49 7 19 Downs
1:30 WAS 10 1:30 7 49 Game