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Rookies lead Cowboys to 10th straight, 31-26 over Redskins

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Rookies Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott keep winning for the Dallas Cowboys, even with Kirk Cousins setting records for the Washington Redskins.

Prescott accounted for two touchdowns , Elliott ran for a pair of scores and the Cowboys extended their franchise regular-season record with a 10th straight victory, beating the Redskins 31-26 on Thursday.

Prescott tied Don Meredith's club quarterback record from 50 years ago with his fifth rushing TD and the NFL-leading Cowboys (10-1) won despite 449 yards passing and three touchdowns from Cousins, the first Redskins quarterback with two 400-yard games in a season.

''You know you're talking to someone who knows how hard this is to win 10 games in a row, and I do,'' Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said. ''I know how we're getting it done, and we're getting done by hard work and Dak's a great example.''

The Redskins (6-4-1) got swept by their NFC East rival, and the defending division champions fell 3 1/2 games behind Dallas with five games left. It was their seventh loss in eight tries on Thanksgiving against Cowboys, who had never won more than eight straight in the regular season.

''We've been in third place for a while, so we have to understand where we are what it's going to take to get an opportunity to come back here in the future,'' Washington coach Jay Gruden said. ''The last five games of the year are critical.''

Elliott, the NFL rushing leader, had the fourth score on five straight second-half touchdown drives between the two teams with a 1-yard run for a 31-19 lead midway through the fourth quarter. The 21-year-old had 97 yards to give him 1,199 for the season.

After getting 43 yards on the first Dallas possession, Elliott had just 13 yards before a 21-yarder to start Dallas' last TD drive. It was the second straight week he finished with 97 yards after some difficulty in the first half.

''Over time, you keep running the football, you're going to wear them down,'' Dallas coach Jason Garrett said. ''He made some big runs late that were critical. It really broke their back.''

The Cowboys had an eight-game streak with at least 400 yards snapped, finishing with 353. But Dallas answered with touchdowns each time the Redskins got within a score on Cousins' passes of 5 yards to Jordan Reed and 67 yards to DeSean Jackson , who had 118 yards receiving.

After Cousins' second scoring toss to Reed, an 8-yarder with 1:53 remaining, Dustin Hopkins' onside kick went out of bounds. The Cowboys ran out the clock.

''The way Dallas was able to come back and put points on the board in those situations is part of the reason why they are such a good football team,'' said Cousins , who was 41 of 53 and finished 8 yards shy of his career high.

''As an offense, whenever we got the football, it was pretty much the same. Move the football, put points on the board, make good decisions and manage it well.''

Cousins took the Washington career lead with his third 400-yard game and became the first Redskins quarterback with consecutive 350-yard games since Jay Schroeder in 1986. He had 375 last week against Green Bay.

Reed had 10 catches for 95 yards after missing most of the first half when he injured his left shoulder leaping for a pass over his head in the end zone.

Prescott was 17 of 24 for a season-low 195 yards and one touchdown, a toe-tapper to Terrance Williams . He had eight carries for 39 yards, including a career-long 18-yarder. Dez Bryant led Dallas with 72 yards on five catches.

BACK TO THE PACK

Undrafted rookie running back Robert Kelley of the Redskins was held to 37 yards on 14 carries a week after getting a career-high 137 yards with three touchdowns against the Packers. He was averaging more than 100 yards per game the previous three.

SUN FIELD

The late-afternoon sun shining through the glass doors on the west side of the stadium was an issue in the opener when Dallas tight end Jason Witten admitted that the glare contributed to a pass he dropped in the New York Giants' 20-19 win.

Cousins had to battle it during a second-quarter drive that ended in the second of Dustin Hopkins' two missed field goals: a 55-yarder.

Prescott threw away from the sun to Williams for the touchdown on the subsequent possession, and the glare wasn't a factor after that.

UP NEXT

Redskins: Washington gets the 10-day break before the second of three straight road games in Arizona on Dec. 4. The trip ends with another crucial NFC East game at Philadelphia on Dec. 11.

Cowboys: It'll be a ''regular'' seven-day week with a visit to Minnesota next Thursday. Then Dallas gets the longer break before a Dec. 11 visit to the New York Giants that is likely to be a battle of the top two teams in the division.

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Key Players
K. Cousins 8 QB
449 YDs, 3 TDs, 0 INTs
E. Elliott 21 RB
97 YDs, 2 TDs
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:53
D.Hopkins extra point is GOOD, Center-R.Lovato, Holder-T.Way.
plays
yds
pos
26
31
Touchdown 1:53
K.Cousins pass short middle to J.Reed for 8 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
0
plays
0
yds
0:00
pos
25
31
Point After TD 6:29
D.Bailey extra point is GOOD, Center-L.Ladouceur, Holder-C.Jones.
plays
yds
pos
19
31
Touchdown 6:29
E.Elliott left tackle for 1 yard, TOUCHDOWN.
8
plays
53
yds
2:53
pos
19
30
Point After TD 9:22
D.Hopkins extra point is GOOD, Center-R.Lovato, Holder-T.Way.
plays
yds
pos
19
24
Touchdown 9:22
K.Cousins pass deep right to D.Jackson for 67 yards, TOUCHDOWN. Pass complete on a "stop and go" route.
3
plays
75
yds
1:27
pos
18
24
Point After TD 10:49
D.Bailey extra point is GOOD, Center-L.Ladouceur, Holder-C.Jones.
plays
yds
pos
12
24
Touchdown 10:49
D.Prescott right end for 6 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
7
plays
75
yds
4:05
pos
12
23
MissedTwoPointDefensiveConversion 14:54
TWO-POINT CONVERSION ATTEMPT. K.Cousins pass to D.Carrier is incomplete. ATTEMPT FAILS. DEFENSIVE TWO-POINT ATTEMPT. S.Lee intercepted the try attempt. ATTEMPT FAILS.
plays
yds
pos
12
17
Touchdown 14:54
K.Cousins pass short left to J.Reed for 5 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
14
plays
90
yds
7:55
pos
12
17
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:03
D.Hopkins 20 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-R.Lovato, Holder-T.Way.
11
plays
73
yds
1:42
pos
6
17
Point After TD 1:53
D.Bailey extra point is GOOD, Center-L.Ladouceur, Holder-C.Jones.
plays
yds
pos
3
17
Touchdown 1:45
D.Prescott pass short right to T.Williams for 10 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
6
plays
55
yds
2:06
pos
3
16
Field Goal 7:57
D.Bailey 46 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-L.Ladouceur, Holder-C.Jones.
12
plays
47
yds
6:07
pos
3
10
Field Goal 14:04
D.Hopkins 24 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-R.Lovato, Holder-T.Way.
10
plays
75
yds
4:10
pos
3
7
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 11:09
D.Bailey extra point is GOOD, Center-L.Ladouceur, Holder-C.Jones.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 11:09
E.Elliott up the middle for 4 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
7
plays
75
yds
3:51
pos
0
6
Time of Pos 33:24 26:36
1st Downs 25 24
Rushing 4 12
Passing 20 11
Penalty 1 1
3rd Down Conv 8-15 4-8
4th Down Conv 2-2 0-0
Total Net Yards 505 353
Total Plays 72 55
Avg Gain 7.0 6.4
Net Yards Rushing 56 163
Rush Attempts 19 30
Avg Rush Yards 2.9 5.4
Net Yards Passing 449 190
Comp. - Att. 41-53 17-24
Yards Per Pass 8.5 7.9
Sacked - Yards Lost 0-0 1-5
Penalties - Yards 3-30 3-25
Touchdowns 3 4
Rushing TDs 0 3
Passing TDs 3 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 0 0
Punts - Avg 1-39.0 2-44.0
Return Yards 0 0
Punts - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kickoffs - Returns 0-0 1-0
Int. - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kicking 4/6 5/5
Extra Points 2/2 4/4
Field Goals 2/4 1/1
Red Zone Eff. 2-5 -40% 4-4 -100%
Goal to Go Eff. 2-4 -50% 3-3 -100%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Redskins 6-4-10602026
Cowboys 10-171001431
449 PASS YDS 190
56 RUSH YDS 163
505 TOTAL YDS 353
Redskins
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
K. Cousins 8 QB
35
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
77.4% 449 3 0 120.7
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
68.4% 3540 20 7 101.4
K. Cousins 41/53 449 3 0 35
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
R. Kelley 32 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
14 37 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
98 461 4
R. Kelley 14 37 0 8 3
C. Thompson 25 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 17 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
55 259 1
C. Thompson 4 17 0 11 2
K. Cousins 8 QB
35
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
21 49 1
K. Cousins 1 2 0 2 35
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Jackson 11 WR
17
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 4 118 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 38 585 3
D. Jackson 8 4 118 1 67 17
J. Reed 86 TE
21
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
11 10 95 2
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 59 630 5
J. Reed 11 10 95 2 33 21
J. Crowder 80 WR
8
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
9 8 88 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 55 725 6
J. Crowder 9 8 88 0 38 8
V. Davis 85 TE
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 5 68 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 31 450 2
V. Davis 7 5 68 0 26 6
P. Garcon 88 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 4 43 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 52 636 2
P. Garcon 6 4 43 0 27 4
C. Thompson 25 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 5 17 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 36 248 1
C. Thompson 6 5 17 0 9 2
M. Harris 13 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 11 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 53 0
M. Harris 2 2 11 0 6 1
R. Kelley 32 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 5 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 4 1
R. Kelley 2 2 5 0 8 3
D. Carrier 89 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 4 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 4 0
D. Carrier 1 1 4 0 4 0
R. Grant 14 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 31 0
R. Grant 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
K. Fuller 38 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
29-7 0 0.0
K. Fuller 5-0 0.0 0 0
D. Whitner 39 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
34-9 0 0.0
D. Whitner 4-0 0.0 0 0
J. Norman 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
33-10 1 0.0
J. Norman 4-0 0.0 0 0
D. Ihenacho 29 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
28-4 0 0.0
D. Ihenacho 3-2 0.0 0 0
B. Breeland 26 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
40-9 1 0.0
B. Breeland 3-1 0.0 0 0
M. Foster 54 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
46-24 0 0.0
M. Foster 3-2 0.0 0 0
R. Kerrigan 91 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-3 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-7 0 9.0
R. Kerrigan 2-3 1.0 0 0
C. Baker 92 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-14 0 3.0
C. Baker 2-1 0.0 0 0
W. Compton 51 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
49-42 1 0.0
W. Compton 2-2 0.0 0 0
S. Cravens 36 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-10 1 1.0
S. Cravens 2-0 0.0 0 0
Z. Hood 90 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-9 0 1.0
Z. Hood 1-1 0.0 0 0
T. Murphy 93 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-13 0 7.0
T. Murphy 1-1 0.0 0 0
Q. Dunbar 47 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
17-3 1 0.0
Q. Dunbar 1-0 0.0 0 0
R. Jean Francois 99 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-11 0 1.5
R. Jean Francois 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
D. Hopkins 3 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/4 2/2
SEASON FG XP
25/31 25/27
D. Hopkins 2/4 24 2/2 8
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
T. Way 5 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
1 39.0 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
29 43.5 11
T. Way 1 39.0 1 39
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Cowboys
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
D. Prescott 4 QB
22
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
70.8% 195 1 0 108.9
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
67.9% 2835 18 2 108.6
D. Prescott 17/24 195 1 0 22
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
E. Elliott 21 RB
23
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
20 97 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
243 1199 11
E. Elliott 20 97 2 21 23
D. Prescott 4 QB
22
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
8 39 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
41 180 5
D. Prescott 8 39 1 18 22
L. Whitehead 13 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 15 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
7 80 0
L. Whitehead 1 15 0 15 1
A. Morris 46 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 12 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
60 220 2
A. Morris 1 12 0 12 1
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Bryant 88 WR
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 5 72 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 33 550 5
D. Bryant 7 5 72 0 26 7
C. Beasley 11 WR
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 5 56 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 58 647 5
C. Beasley 6 5 56 0 18 5
J. Witten 82 TE
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 33 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 52 553 2
J. Witten 3 3 33 0 21 3
E. Elliott 21 RB
23
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 23 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 24 303 1
E. Elliott 2 2 23 0 19 23
T. Williams 83 WR
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 10 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 27 381 2
T. Williams 2 1 10 1 10 7
L. Dunbar 25 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 1 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 8 71 0
L. Dunbar 1 1 1 0 1 0
B. Butler 19 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 13 174 2
B. Butler 2 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
S. Lee 50 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-5 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
66-39 0 0.0
S. Lee 9-5 0.0 0 0
B. Jones 31 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
47-6 0 0.0
B. Jones 7-0 0.0 0 0
A. Brown 30 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
34-11 0 0.0
A. Brown 7-0 0.0 0 0
B. Carr 39 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
37-5 1 0.0
B. Carr 5-0 0.0 0 0
D. Wilson 57 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-4 0 0.5
D. Wilson 4-1 0.0 0 0
J. Wilcox 27 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
33-10 0 0.0
J. Wilcox 4-0 0.0 0 0
C. Thornton 92 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-8 0 1.5
C. Thornton 3-0 0.0 0 0
J. Heath 38 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-4 0 0.0
J. Heath 2-1 0.0 0 0
J. Durant 56 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
22-11 0 1.0
J. Durant 2-0 0.0 0 0
D. Lawrence 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-3 0 1.0
D. Lawrence 1-2 0.0 0 0
A. Hitchens 59 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
23-22 0 0.5
A. Hitchens 1-2 0.0 0 0
K. Frazier 35 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
K. Frazier 1-0 0.0 0 0
O. Scandrick 32 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
22-4 0 2.0
O. Scandrick 1-2 0.0 0 0
M. Collins 96 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-5 0 2.0
M. Collins 1-1 0.0 0 0
T. McClain 97 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-16 0 1.5
T. McClain 0-2 0.0 0 0
T. Crawford 98 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-9 0 3.5
T. Crawford 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
D. Bailey 5 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 4/4
SEASON FG XP
20/22 34/34
D. Bailey 1/1 46 4/4 7
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
C. Jones 6 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
2 44.0 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
33 46.5 14
C. Jones 2 44.0 2 53
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
R. Davis 75 LB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
R. Davis 1 0.0 0 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:09 WAS 25 6:45 11 50 FG Miss
3:14 WAS 19 4:10 10 75 FG
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
7:57 WAS 25 4:06 7 37 FG Miss
1:45 WAS 25 1:42 11 73 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 WAS 25 2:43 5 20 Punt
7:49 WAS 10 7:55 14 90 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:49 WAS 25 1:27 3 75 TD
6:29 WAS 25 4:36 15 75 TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 DAL 25 3:51 7 75 TD
4:24 DAL 33 1:10 3 -5 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:04 DAL 25 6:07 12 47 FG
3:51 DAL 45 2:06 6 55 TD
0:03 DAL 25 0:03 1 -2 Half
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:17 DAL 16 4:28 7 39 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:54 DAL 25 4:05 7 75 TD
9:22 DAL 47 2:53 8 53 TD
1:53 WAS 47 1:53 5 11 Game