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Missed FG after unusual call helps 'Skins top Cowboys 20-17

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) No one on the winning Washington Redskins or the losing Dallas Cowboys seemed entirely sure about the rule that led to a penalty for ''snap infraction.'' That flag turned a 47-yard field-goal try into a 52-yarder that slammed off the left upright as time expired.

''I don't know what happened there,'' said Redskins coach Jay Gruden, after his club avoided overtime and edged the Cowboys 20-17 Sunday to remain alone atop the NFC East when Dallas' Brett Maher missed the potential tying kick.

The call, in a nutshell: A Redskins lineman moved early, but the flag went against Cowboys long snapper L.P. Ladoceur, because he moved the football illegally.

That last part was news to Ladoceur, the longest-tenured member of Dallas' roster.

''Exact same thing I've been doing for 14 years,'' he said.

Asked how often he's seen that call in the NFL, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said: ''I don't know. Once? Twice? Not very often.''

Maher's take?

''I've never seen anything like that before,'' he said, ''but it's my job to kick it, wherever it was.''

His miss foiled a spirited comeback attempt after Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan's strip-sack of Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott was recovered for a touchdown by Preston Smith with just under five minutes left in the fourth quarter.

''Scoop and score,'' said Smith. ''Yeah, that was one of the easiest touchdowns I ever had.''

That made it 20-10 and was Washington's fourth sack of Prescott, who used smelling salts and was checked for a concussion in the first quarter after taking a shoulder to his helmet at the end of a run.

The QB didn't miss a play, returning for the Cowboys' next possession.

Prescott lost two fumbles in the game, including one on an earlier fourth-and-1 keeper.

The Redskins (4-2) won consecutive games for the first time this season. The Cowboys dropped to 0-4 on the road, 3-4 overall, as they head into their bye week.

Washington won this one thanks to its staunch defense and 99 yards on 24 carries from Adrian Peterson, who helped mask the latest so-so performance from quarterback Alex Smith and a generally iffy offense that was missing three injured playmakers.

The Redskins twice had to settle for short field goals in the second half despite having first-and-goal opportunities. On each of those possessions, Alex Smith missed an open receiver in the end zone from down close.

Washington's QB finished 14 for 25 for 178 yards, including a 23-yard TD on a swing pass to Kapri Bibbs in the first quarter. But there were some questionable decisions, including running out of bounds on third down with 78 seconds left, stopping the clock before a punt gave the ball back to Dallas.

The Redskins limited Ezekiel Elliott, the NFL's No. 2 rusher entering the week, to 34 yards on 15 carries, the second-lowest total of his pro career.

''He's a great, great player,'' Gruden said. ''It takes all 11 men on defense to get him stopped, and our defensive line played outstanding.''

Prescott was 22 for 35 for 273 yards, with one TD pass and one TD run. He connected with rookie receiver Michael Gallup on a 49-yard score a minute before halftime that made the score 7-all, then - after Kerrigan's key play made it 20-10 - scored on a 1-yard quarterback draw to cut Dallas' deficit to three points with 1 1/2 minutes remaining.

The Cowboys got the ball back and drove into Redskins territory thanks, in part, to three consecutive completions from Prescott to Beasley that ate up a total of 33 yards.

But in the final seconds, Dallas seemed content to try to get to OT rather than pushing for a go-ahead TD.

And, well, the field goal did not go according to plan.

''It didn't come down to the kick,'' Dallas right guard Zack Martin said. ''It came down to the first three quarters leading up to that.''

PASSING THE SMELL TEST

Prescott was nonchalant about the being captured by a TV camera using smelling salts, saying, ''I do that every game.'' Redskins LB Mason Foster agreed that it's commonplace in the NFL. ''I feel like everybody uses them, just to wake up or whatever. It's almost like a habit.''

INJURIES

Cowboys: Martin sprained his knee but remained in the game. ... CB C.J. Goodwin broke his forearm. ... TE Geoff Swaim left with a knee injury.

Redskins: Both Kerrigan (chest) and Preston Smith (ankle) briefly left the game with injuries but returned. ... CB Fabian Moreau hurt his ankle in the last minute of the fourth quarter.

UP NEXT

Cowboys: Bye week. Return to host Titans on Nov. 5.

Redskins: At New York Giants next Sunday.

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Key Players
D. Prescott 4 QB
273 PaYds, PaTD, 33 RuYds, RuTD
21
FPTS
A. Smith 11 QB
178 PaYds, PaTD, 16 RuYds
14
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:37
B.Maher extra point is GOOD Center-L.Ladouceur Holder-C.Jones.
plays
yds
pos
17
20
Touchdown 1:41
D.Prescott scrambles up the middle for 1 yard TOUCHDOWN.
12
plays
74
yds
3:18
pos
16
20
Point After TD 4:55
D.Hopkins extra point is GOOD Center-N.Sundberg Holder-T.Way.
plays
yds
pos
10
20
Touchdown 5:02
D.Prescott sacked at DAL 0 for -10 yards (R.Kerrigan). FUMBLES (R.Kerrigan) [R.Kerrigan] RECOVERED by WAS-P.Smith at DAL 1. P.Smith for 1 yard TOUCHDOWN.
0
plays
0
yds
0:00
pos
10
19
Field Goal 9:50
B.Maher 47 yard field goal is GOOD Center-L.Ladouceur Holder-C.Jones.
6
plays
46
yds
2:49
pos
10
13
Field Goal 12:38
D.Hopkins 25 yard field goal is GOOD Center-N.Sundberg Holder-T.Way.
8
plays
44
yds
4:48
pos
7
13
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 9:13
D.Hopkins 21 yard field goal is GOOD Center-N.Sundberg Holder-T.Way.
10
plays
72
yds
5:50
pos
7
10
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:00
B.Maher extra point is GOOD Center-L.Ladouceur Holder-C.Jones.
plays
yds
pos
7
7
Touchdown 1:00
D.Prescott pass deep left to M.Gallup for 49 yards TOUCHDOWN.
6
plays
83
yds
2:46
pos
6
7
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 10:19
D.Hopkins extra point is GOOD Center-N.Sundberg Holder-T.Way.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 10:19
A.Smith pass short right to K.Bibbs for 23 yards TOUCHDOWN.
6
plays
52
yds
3:13
pos
0
6
Team Stats
Time of Pos 29:05 30:55
1st Downs 17 15
Rushing 6 7
Passing 10 8
Penalty 1 0
3rd Down Conv 5-14 3-12
4th Down Conv 1-2 0-1
Total Net Yards 324 305
Total Plays 61 58
Avg Gain 5.3 5.3
Net Yards Rushing 74 130
Rush Attempts 22 32
Avg Rush Yards 3.4 4.1
Net Yards Passing 250 175
Comp. - Att. 22-35 14-25
Yards Per Pass 7.1 7.0
Sacked - Yards Lost 4-23 1-3
Penalties - Yards 8-65 5-35
Touchdowns 2 2
Rushing TDs 1 0
Passing TDs 1 1
Other 0 1
Turnovers 2 0
Fumbles - Lost 3-2 1-0
Int. Thrown 0 0
Punts - Avg 5-37.0 6-36.0
Return Yards 37 3
Punts - Returns 3-11 1-3
Kickoffs - Returns 1-26 0-0
Int. - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kicking 3/4 4/4
Extra Points 2/2 2/2
Field Goals 1/2 2/2
Red Zone Eff. 1-1 -100% 0-2 -0%
Goal to Go Eff. 1-1 -100% 0-2 -0%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Cowboys 3-4 0701017
Redskins 4-2 7031020
250 PASS YDS 175
74 RUSH YDS 130
324 TOTAL YDS 305
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
D. Prescott 4 QB
21
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
62.9% 273 1 0 96.5
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
62.1% 1417 8 4 87.4
D. Prescott 22/35 273 1 0 21
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Prescott 4 QB
21
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 33 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
40 236 2
D. Prescott 6 33 1 14 21
E. Elliott 21 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
15 33 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
132 619 3
E. Elliott 15 33 0 6 3
J. Lewis 27 CB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 7 0
J. Lewis 1 7 0 7 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
M. Gallup 13 WR
14
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 3 81 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 10 190 1
M. Gallup 5 3 81 1 49 14
A. Hurns 17 WR
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 5 74 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 13 158 1
A. Hurns 6 5 74 0 33 7
C. Beasley 11 WR
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 7 56 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 33 350 2
C. Beasley 8 7 56 0 18 5
G. Swaim 87 TE
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 25 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 19 205 1
G. Swaim 3 3 25 0 17 2
B. Jarwin 89 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 16 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 27 0
B. Jarwin 1 1 16 0 16 1
D. Schultz 86 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 1 12 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 12 0
D. Schultz 3 1 12 0 12 1
E. Elliott 21 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 2 9 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 25 175 1
E. Elliott 6 2 9 0 7 3
R. Gathers 80 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 46 0
R. Gathers 1 0 0 0 0 0
De. Thompson 15 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 12 103 0
De. Thompson 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
S. Lee 50 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-12 0 0.0
S. Lee 5-1 0.0 0 0
J. Smith 54 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
37-20 0 3.0
J. Smith 5-1 0.0 0 0
D. Lawrence 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-10 0 5.0
D. Lawrence 4-3 0.0 0 0
A. Brown 30 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-2 0 0.0
A. Brown 3-0 0.0 0 0
A. Woods 99 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-13 0 1.0
A. Woods 3-2 0.0 0 0
C. Awuzie 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
28-5 0 0.0
C. Awuzie 3-0 0.0 0 0
L. Vander Esch 55 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
42-12 0 0.0
L. Vander Esch 3-1 0.0 0 0
J. Heath 38 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-14 1 0.0
J. Heath 3-1 0.0 0 0
X. Woods 25 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-5 1 0.0
X. Woods 2-0 0.0 0 0
B. Jones 31 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
28-6 0 0.0
B. Jones 2-2 0.0 0 0
T. Crawford 98 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-11 0 1.0
T. Crawford 1-2 0.0 0 0
D. Wilson 57 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-4 0 1.0
D. Wilson 1-1 0.0 0 0
K. Frazier 35 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-7 0 1.0
K. Frazier 1-1 0.0 0 0
D. Irving 95 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.0
D. Irving 1-1 1.0 0 0
C. Goodwin 29 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Goodwin 1-0 0.0 0 0
T. Charlton 97 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-5 0 1.0
T. Charlton 0-1 0.0 0 0
R. Gregory 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-3 0 1.0
R. Gregory 0-1 0.0 0 0
M. Collins 96 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 2.0
M. Collins 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
B. Maher 2 K
5
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/2 2/2
SEASON FG XP
16/18 12/12
B. Maher 1/2 47 2/2 5
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
C. Jones 6 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 41.6 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
30 44.5 7
C. Jones 5 41.6 0 53
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
De. Thompson 15 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 26.0 26 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 24.8 35 0
De. Thompson 1 26.0 26 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Beasley 11 WR
5
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 3.7 5 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 4.3 6 0
C. Beasley 3 3.7 5 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
A. Smith 11 QB
14
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
56% 178 1 0 91.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
63.3% 1383 7 2 91.9
A. Smith 14/25 178 1 0 14
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
A. Peterson 26 RB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
24 99 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
101 438 3
A. Peterson 24 99 0 23 9
A. Smith 11 QB
14
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 16 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
31 84 1
A. Smith 4 16 0 6 14
K. Bibbs 46 RB
11
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 13 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
10 36 1
K. Bibbs 2 13 0 13 11
S. Perine 32 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 5 0
S. Perine 2 2 0 7 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
J. Reed 86 TE
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 2 43 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 22 268 1
J. Reed 4 2 43 0 27 4
K. Bibbs 46 RB
11
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 4 43 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 5 49 1
K. Bibbs 5 4 43 1 23 11
J. Doctson 18 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 3 42 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 11 110 0
J. Doctson 6 3 42 0 15 4
M. Harris 13 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 22 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 9 82 0
M. Harris 3 3 22 0 10 2
M. Floyd 17 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 1 20 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 20 0
M. Floyd 3 1 20 0 20 2
A. Peterson 26 RB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 8 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 8 144 0
A. Peterson 2 1 8 0 8 9
J. Sprinkle 87 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 0 0 0
J. Sprinkle 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
Z. Brown 53 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
28-13 0 0.0
Z. Brown 8-1 0.0 0 0
M. Foster 54 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
28-23 0 0.0
M. Foster 6-3 0.0 0 0
J. Norman 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-10 1 0.0
J. Norman 5-0 0.0 0 1
G. Stroman 37 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
G. Stroman 4-0 0.0 0 0
R. Kerrigan 91 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-2 0 3.0
R. Kerrigan 4-1 2.0 0 1
D. Swearinger 36 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
22-5 2 1.0
D. Swearinger 3-1 0.0 0 1
F. Moreau 31 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-7 0 0.0
F. Moreau 2-2 0.0 0 0
M. Nicholson 35 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-10 0 0.0
M. Nicholson 2-0 0.0 0 0
D. Johnson 41 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
D. Johnson 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Ioannidis 98 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-3 0 3.0
M. Ioannidis 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Harvey-Clemons 40 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-3 0 0.0
J. Harvey-Clemons 1-1 0.0 0 0
J. Allen 93 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-10 0 3.0
J. Allen 1-1 1.0 0 0
Z. Vigil 56 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
Z. Vigil 1-0 0.0 0 0
R. Anderson 52 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-5 0 2.0
R. Anderson 1-1 1.0 0 0
D. Everett 22 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
D. Everett 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Payne 95 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-8 0 2.0
D. Payne 1-3 0.0 0 0
P. Smith 94 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-6 0 0.0
P. Smith 0-1 0.0 0 0
K. Ladler 39 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-5 0 0.0
K. Ladler 0-2 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
D. Hopkins 3 K
8
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 2/2
SEASON FG XP
12/13 12/12
D. Hopkins 2/2 25 2/2 8
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
T. Way 5 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 37.8 5
SEASON NO AVG IN20
27 40.9 14
T. Way 6 37.8 5 41
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
G. Stroman 37 DB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 3.0 3 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 7.0 10 0
G. Stroman 1 3.0 3 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 DAL 25 1:28 3 -6 Punt
10:19 DAL 25 2:58 5 19 Fumble
5:51 DAL 15 4:40 7 32 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:42 DAL 16 5:15 8 14 Punt
3:46 DAL 17 2:46 6 83 TD
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:10 DAL 25 1:36 3 6 Punt
4:06 DAL 11 1:43 3 -2 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:35 DAL 25 2:49 6 46 FG
6:18 DAL 14 1:23 3 -13 Fumble
4:55 DAL 26 3:18 12 74 TD
1:09 DAL 36 1:09 7 31 FG Miss
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:32 WAS 48 3:13 6 52 TD
7:21 DAL 45 1:30 3 3 Punt
1:11 WAS 20 4:29 6 28 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
6:27 WAS 34 2:41 5 10 Punt
1:00 WAS 25 1:00 8 36 Downs
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 WAS 25 5:50 10 72 FG
7:34 WAS 28 3:28 5 20 Punt
2:23 WAS 49 4:48 8 44 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:46 WAS 25 3:28 6 20 Punt
3:15 DAL 44 0:28 3 7 Punt