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Hand it to Dak: Cowboys sans Elliott top Redskins 38-14

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Dak Prescott was getting X-rays on his swollen right hand when rookie Ryan Switzer scored his first career touchdown on an 83-yard punt return.

The extra time with the Dallas offense on the sideline kept Prescott from missing any plays, and last year's NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year led the Cowboys to their first win after three straight losses without suspended star running back Ezekiel Elliott.

Prescott threw two touchdown passes, including a franchise record-breaker to Dez Bryant , in the Cowboys' 38-14 victory over the Washington Redskins on Thursday night.

The injury happened in the second quarter when Prescott's right hand was hit by linebacker Josh Harvey-Clemons just as he made an option pitch to Rod Smith. Thanks to Switzer's dash to the end zone, Prescott didn't miss a snap. He said the X-rays came back negative.

''I don't know if I've ever broken my hand,'' Prescott said. ''I couldn't grip initially right after because the (hand) swelled up on me so bad. As I said, they wrapped it up, got the swelling down and I was fine.''

Bryant's leaping 13-yard catch in the end zone was the 2014 All-Pro's first score in six games and 72nd of his career, one more than Hall of Famer Bob Hayes.

The Cowboys (6-6) never trailed despite a sluggish start to the offense, thanks to three first-half turnovers and four overall by the Redskins (5-7). Dallas kept it going after halftime with a 21-7 scoring edge after getting outscored 72-6 in the second half during the three-game skid.

Alfred Morris, Elliott's replacement during the six-game suspension for alleged domestic violence, had 127 yards rushing and a clinching touchdown.

The Cowboys forced NFL-leading Philadelphia to wait until at least Sunday to clinch the division title. But Dallas still faces a steep climb to playoff contention, and two more games without Elliott.

The Redskins had already been eliminated in the division race and are virtually out of the postseason picture after Kirk Cousins threw two interceptions and lost a fumble while throwing two touchdown passes.

Jamison Crowder let the pass go through his hands on Cousins' first interception and fumbled on a Dallas punt a few plays later in the Redskins' fourth straight loss to the Cowboys, the longest such streak in the series since 2003-04.

''It was just miscues,'' Cousins said. ''A dropped ball here, we had a nice drive down the field the second drive, just a tough turnover, and then it was one thing after another that were just mistakes. They happen, and we have to correct them.''

By the time the Redskins answered Switzer's punt return with a 75-yard drive that ended with Cousins' 20-yard scoring pass to Ryan Grant , Prescott was ready to return. He had been holding his right hand in his helmet once he returned to the sideline.

Rookie backup Cooper Rush had his helmet on when the Redskins punted.

''If we didn't have the return by Switz, Cooper Rush would have got in the ballgame at that point,'' coach Jason Garrett said. ''We got the return, Dak was able to come back out.''

Prescott only threw for 102 yards but didn't have a turnover after throwing five interceptions and losing three fumbles without a touchdown pass during the losing streak.

And the Cowboys looked more like the offense they have when Elliott is around, with Morris picking up big yardage on clock-killing drives with the Cowboys in front.

Cousins moved the Washington offense sporadically because he was consistently harassed behind a patchwork offensive line that had to shuffle some more because of injuries. Cousins, who was 26 of 37 for 251 yards, was replaced by Colt McCoy late in the fourth quarter.

SACKS ARE BACK

DeMarcus Lawrence, the NFL sacks leader most of the first half of the season, had two of Dallas' four sacks, ending a two-game drought for the entire team and extending his career high to 13 1/2. Cousins was hit hard by David Irving on a sack in the fourth quarter.

BRYANT'S IMPACT

Bryant still hasn't had a 100-yard game, his longest drought to start a season since his second year in 2011. But the 61-yard effort included a 24-yarder that set up his record-setting TD on the first play of the fourth quarter. ''I was talking about that demeanor and that attitude that we carried,'' Prescott said. ''I give him credit. He kind of brought it this week and pretty much tonight and you kind of felt it early.''

MORE OL SHUFFLING

Redskins right tackle Morgan Moses didn't return after injuring an ankle in the first half, forcing Ty Nsekhe to that spot after he was a fill-in starter at left guard on a patchwork line that's been dealing with injuries all season.

Left tackle Trent Williams left the field briefly in the third quarter. He's been inactive three of the past six games because a knee injury that will require surgery. Washington was already missing center Chase Roullier because of a hand injury.

UP NEXT

Redskins: At Los Angeles Chargers on Dec. 10.

Cowboys: At New York Giants on Dec. 10 to start a season-ending stretch of three of four on the road.

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Key Players
K. Cousins 8 QB
251 PaYds, 2 PaTDs, 2 INTs, 6 RuYds
16
FPTS
D. Prescott 4 QB
102 PaYds, 2 PaTDs, 28 RuYds
18
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 2:37
D.Bailey extra point is GOOD, Center-L.Ladouceur, Holder-C.Jones.
plays
yds
pos
14
38
Touchdown 2:37
R.Smith left guard for 1 yard, TOUCHDOWN.
4
plays
11
yds
1:39
pos
14
37
Point After TD 4:55
D.Bailey extra point is GOOD, Center-L.Ladouceur, Holder-C.Jones.
plays
yds
pos
14
31
Touchdown 4:55
A.Morris left tackle for 1 yard, TOUCHDOWN.
10
plays
75
yds
6:33
pos
14
30
Point After TD 11:28
N.Rose extra point is GOOD, Center-N.Sundberg, Holder-T.Way.
plays
yds
pos
14
24
Touchdown 11:28
K.Cousins pass short right to J.Doctson for 14 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
9
plays
87
yds
3:25
pos
13
24
Point After TD 14:53
D.Bailey extra point is GOOD, Center-L.Ladouceur, Holder-C.Jones.
plays
yds
pos
7
24
Touchdown 14:53
D.Prescott pass short left to D.Bryant for 13 yards, TOUCHDOWN. Penalty on WAS-B.Breeland, Defensive Pass Interference, declined. The touchdown catch by Bryant is his 72nd career TD reception, which is a new Cowboys team record, surpassing Bob Hayes.
11
plays
84
yds
5:28
pos
7
23
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:59
N.Rose extra point is GOOD, Center-N.Sundberg, Holder-T.Way.
plays
yds
pos
7
17
Touchdown 0:59
K.Cousins pass deep left to R.Grant for 20 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
9
plays
75
yds
2:47
pos
6
17
Point After TD 3:46
D.Bailey extra point is GOOD, Center-L.Ladouceur, Holder-C.Jones.
plays
yds
pos
0
17
Touchdown 3:46
T.Way punts 55 yards to DAL 17, Center-N.Sundberg. R.Switzer for 83 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
0
plays
0
yds
0:00
pos
0
16
Field Goal 5:29
D.Bailey 24 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-L.Ladouceur, Holder-C.Jones.
7
plays
13
yds
4:14
pos
0
10
Point After TD 10:43
D.Bailey extra point is GOOD, Center-L.Ladouceur, Holder-C.Jones.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 10:43
D.Prescott pass short middle to J.Witten for 8 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
11
plays
59
yds
6:09
pos
0
6
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Team Stats
Time of Pos 27:32 32:28
1st Downs 15 21
Rushing 4 13
Passing 10 6
Penalty 1 2
3rd Down Conv 6-14 7-14
4th Down Conv 0-1 0-1
Total Net Yards 280 275
Total Plays 60 65
Avg Gain 4.7 4.2
Net Yards Rushing 56 182
Rush Attempts 19 42
Avg Rush Yards 2.9 4.3
Net Yards Passing 224 93
Comp. - Att. 26-37 11-22
Yards Per Pass 6.1 4.2
Sacked - Yards Lost 4-27 1-9
Penalties - Yards 7-43 3-25
Touchdowns 2 5
Rushing TDs 0 2
Passing TDs 2 2
Other 0 1
Turnovers 4 0
Fumbles - Lost 3-2 0-0
Int. Thrown 2 0
Punts - Avg 5-42.6 5-42.2
Return Yards 58 118
Punts - Returns 1-4 2-88
Kickoffs - Returns 3-54 0-0
Int. - Returns 0-0 2-30
Kicking 2/2 6/6
Extra Points 2/2 5/5
Field Goals 0/0 1/1
Red Zone Eff. 1-2 -50% 4-5 -80%
Goal to Go Eff. 0-0 -0% 2-3 -67%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Redskins 5-7 070714
Cowboys 6-6 01702138
224 PASS YDS 93
56 RUSH YDS 182
280 TOTAL YDS 275
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
K. Cousins 8 QB
16
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
70.3% 251 2 2 84.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.6% 3289 21 8 99.6
K. Cousins 26/37 251 2 2 16
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
S. Perine 32 RB
6
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 38 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
125 465 1
S. Perine 12 38 0 15 6
B. Marshall 34 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 12 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
9 32 0
B. Marshall 4 12 0 6 3
K. Cousins 8 QB
16
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
39 151 3
K. Cousins 3 6 0 6 16
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
R. Grant 14 WR
13
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
9 5 76 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 36 417 4
R. Grant 9 5 76 1 24 13
J. Crowder 80 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 5 67 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 51 628 1
J. Crowder 7 5 67 0 33 4
S. Perine 32 RB
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 31 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 13 125 1
S. Perine 3 3 31 0 17 6
J. Doctson 18 WR
8
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 3 26 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 24 354 5
J. Doctson 5 3 26 1 14 8
B. Marshall 34 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 5 24 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 36 0
B. Marshall 6 5 24 0 10 3
V. Davis 85 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 15 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 35 542 1
V. Davis 2 2 15 0 9 1
N. Paul 84 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 12 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 10 68 0
N. Paul 3 3 12 0 5 1
M. Harris 13 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 62 1
M. Harris 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
Z. Brown 53 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
79-38 0 2.0
Z. Brown 6-1 0.0 0 0
D. Swearinger 36 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
44-13 3 0.0
D. Swearinger 5-1 0.0 0 0
J. Norman 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
34-11 0 0.0
J. Norman 4-0 0.0 0 0
Z. Vigil 56 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-4 0 0.0
Z. Vigil 4-2 0.0 0 0
K. Fuller 29 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
31-10 4 0.0
K. Fuller 3-1 0.0 0 0
R. Kerrigan 91 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
25-11 1 9.0
R. Kerrigan 3-1 0.0 0 0
D. Everett 22 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-11 0 0.0
D. Everett 3-3 0.0 0 0
S. McGee 92 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
17-17 0 0.0
S. McGee 2-3 0.0 0 0
B. Breeland 26 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
27-7 0 0.0
B. Breeland 2-0 0.0 0 0
Q. Dunbar 47 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
23-3 1 0.0
Q. Dunbar 1-0 0.0 0 0
Z. Hood 90 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-5 0 0.0
Z. Hood 1-1 0.0 0 0
M. Ioannidis 98 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-10 0 3.0
M. Ioannidis 1-1 0.0 0 0
A. Francis 64 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-5 0 0.0
A. Francis 1-3 0.0 0 0
P. Smith 94 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-4 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
21-10 0 4.5
P. Smith 1-4 0.5 0 0
M. Spaight 50 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
23-21 0 0.0
M. Spaight 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Harvey-Clemons 40 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-4 0 0.5
J. Harvey-Clemons 0-1 0.5 0 0
J. Galette 58 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-5 0 2.0
J. Galette 0-1 0.0 0 0
R. Anderson 52 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
R. Anderson 0-1 0.0 0 0
L. Daniels 46 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
L. Daniels 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
N. Rose 6 K
2
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 2/2
SEASON FG XP
10/11 17/18
N. Rose 0/0 0 2/2 2
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
T. Way 5 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 42.6 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
55 44.7 23
T. Way 5 42.6 3 55
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
M. Harris 13 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 13.0 13 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 18.5 24 0
M. Harris 1 13.0 13 0
B. Marshall 34 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 29.0 29 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 22.3 29 0
B. Marshall 1 29.0 29 0
K. Fuller 29 CB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 12.0 12 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 12.0 12 0
K. Fuller 1 12.0 12 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Crowder 80 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 4.0 4 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
18 5.1 18 0
J. Crowder 1 4.0 4 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
D. Prescott 4 QB
18
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
50% 102 2 0 93.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
62.9% 2420 18 9 87.9
D. Prescott 11/22 102 2 0 18
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
A. Morris 46 RB
18
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
27 127 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
78 423 1
A. Morris 27 127 1 15 18
D. Prescott 4 QB
18
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 28 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
39 275 5
D. Prescott 5 28 0 13 18
R. Smith 45 RB
8
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 27 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
40 162 2
R. Smith 10 27 1 10 8
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Bryant 88 WR
12
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 5 61 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 58 639 5
D. Bryant 7 5 61 1 24 12
Te. Williams 83 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 21 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 41 476 0
Te. Williams 3 2 21 0 11 2
C. Beasley 11 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 14 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 30 228 4
C. Beasley 3 2 14 0 8 1
J. Witten 82 TE
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 1 8 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 51 437 4
J. Witten 5 1 8 1 8 6
A. Morris 46 RB
18
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 22 0
A. Morris 1 0 0 0 0 18
B. Butler 19 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 13 267 2
B. Butler 1 0 0 0 0 0
R. Smith 45 RB
8
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 8 45 0
R. Smith 1 0 0 0 0 8
N. Brown 85 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 -2 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 25 0
N. Brown 1 1 -2 0 -2 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
A. Hitchens 59 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
12-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
40-18 0 0.0
A. Hitchens 12-3 0.0 0 0
D. Lawrence 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
30-20 0 13.0
D. Lawrence 4-0 2.0 0 1
J. Lewis 27 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
35-3 1 0.0
J. Lewis 3-0 0.0 0 0
K. Frazier 35 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-5 0 0.0
K. Frazier 3-3 0.0 0 0
J. Smith 54 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
43-28 0 1.0
J. Smith 3-2 0.0 0 0
T. Crawford 98 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-6 0 4.0
T. Crawford 2-0 0.0 0 0
T. Charlton 97 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-3 0 2.0
T. Charlton 2-0 1.0 0 1
J. Heath 38 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
42-6 2 0.0
J. Heath 2-0 0.0 1 0
A. Brown 30 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
39-6 2 0.0
A. Brown 1-0 0.0 1 0
B. Jones 31 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
44-20 1 0.0
B. Jones 1-3 0.0 0 0
B. Mayowa 93 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-8 0 0.0
B. Mayowa 1-2 0.0 0 0
C. Awuzie 33 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-6 0 0.0
C. Awuzie 1-2 0.0 0 0
X. Woods 25 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
24-6 1 0.0
X. Woods 1-2 0.0 0 0
D. Irving 95 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-9 0 7.0
D. Irving 1-1 1.0 0 0
R. Ash 76 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-3 0 0.0
R. Ash 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Wilson 57 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
17-11 0 1.0
D. Wilson 0-1 0.0 0 0
L. Neal 66 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-4 0 0.0
L. Neal 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
D. Bailey 5 K
8
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 5/5
SEASON FG XP
8/8 21/21
D. Bailey 1/1 24 5/5 8
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
C. Jones 6 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 42.2 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
50 43.5 28
C. Jones 5 42.2 1 45
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
R. Switzer 10 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 44.0 83 1
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
19 9.5 83 1
R. Switzer 2 44.0 83 1
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:24 WAS 33 3:14 5 24 Punt
8:52 DAL 49 2:51 7 33 INT
3:25 WAS 1 1:33 3 8 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:43 WAS 18 1:00 3 1 Fumble
5:29 WAS 25 1:43 3 3 Punt
3:46 WAS 25 2:47 9 75 TD
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 WAS 30 2:59 6 21 Punt
10:05 WAS 24 4:44 7 26 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:53 WAS 13 3:25 9 87 TD
4:55 WAS 25 0:39 4 0 INT
2:37 WAS 25 2:37 4 12 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 DAL 25 1:36 3 4 Punt
10:10 DAL 10 1:18 3 -6 Punt
6:01 DAL 16 1:36 3 9 Punt
4:25 WAS 43 1:00 3 1 Punt
1:52 DAL 41 6:09 11 59 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:43 WAS 19 4:14 7 13 FG
0:59 DAL 25 0:59 6 24 Downs
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:01 DAL 13 1:56 5 18 Punt
5:21 DAL 16 5:28 11 84 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:28 DAL 25 6:33 10 75 TD
4:16 WAS 11 1:39 4 11 TD