In a Thanksgiving mashup this past Thursday, the Washington Redskins’ QB Colt McCoy was in a giving mood. McCoy threw three interceptions and the Redskins fell to the Dallas Cowboys 31-23. With the win, the Cowboys drew even with the Redskins atop the NFC East, with both teams now sitting at 6-5. All the momentum seems to be in the Cowboys favor going forward, as they are currently riding a three-game winning streak.
Dak Prescott led the way for the Cowboys going 22-31 for 289 yards and two touchdowns. Ezekiel Elliott carried the running attack, rushing 26 times for 121 yards and a touchdown. On the receiving end, Amari Cooper had his first breakout game with the Cowboys, catching eight passes for 180 yards and two scores. The Cowboys remained in control most of the game, only falling behind once in the first half, and benefited from multiple errors by McCoy.
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On the losing end, McCoy went 24-38 for 268 yards, three picks, and two touchdowns. RB Adrian Peterson struggled, only rushing for 35 yards on 12 carries. This was McCoy’s first start in four years, replacing the injured Alex Smith. Washington will hope that McCoy will improve as the season progresses and he gets more comfortable.
It looks as through the NFC East will come down to the Cowboys and Redskins this year, as both teams share the lead of the weak division. But the momentum is in the Dallas’ favor at this point, and their star players seem to be jelling at the right time.
Redskins: Face the Eagles in Philadelphia on Monday, Dec. 3.
Cowboys: Face the red-hot Saints at home next Thursday.