LANDOVER, MD — The Cowboys needed every last play to finally do something they haven’t done a lot of over the past year: Win!
Yeah, the Boys outlasted the Redskins 27-23 in a thriller that wasn’t over until Washington’s final Hail Mary pass sailed incomplete.
Offensively Dez Bryant finally showed up big time, going for over 100 yards, while Dak Prescott in his second NFL start was very effective, throwing for 292 yards and scoring his first ever touchdown with his legs.
But credit this much maligned defense for stepping up in the clutch. While at times they looked abysmal on Sunday, they made the big stops: picking off Kirk Cousins in the end zone, holding the ‘Skins on 4th and 1 and finally holding their breath until his last throw couldn’t find it’s mark, scoring the Boys a win.
The win moves Dallas to 1-1 with a Sunday night showdown coming up against Chicago, but now they face the season with a new sense of life, and hopes that 2016 won’t be a rerun of last year.