Follow live: Cowboys hold off Redskins, 27-23

4th quarter

Alfred Morris rushed for 15 touchdowns as a Redskin at FedEx Field. On Sunday, he gave the Cowboys the lead in the fourth quarter for his first TD there against his former team. 

Dallas took 5:50 off the clock on an 11-play, 80-yard drive to take a lead on Morris' score. On the Redskins' ensuing possession, Justin Durant tipped a Kirk Cousins pass on fourth down to give Dallas the ball back with under two minutes to play.

A Barry Church interception in the endzone quelled a 73-yard drive by Washington. TCU product Josh Doctson, the Redskins' 2016 first-round draft choice, caught a 57-yard pass to put Washington in scoring territory before Kirk Cousins was intercepted.

The Redskins had tacked on a field goal to take a 23-20 lead early in the fourth.

3rd quarter

A poorly-executed onside kick cost the Cowboys. After regaining the lead with just under six minutes to play in the third, Washington capitalized on great field position for a game-tying field goal. It's 20-20 in the waning moments of the penultimate quarter.

An 8-play, 75-yard drive was capped by an absolute dime from Kirk Cousins to Jamison Crowder for a Washington touchdown on the first possession of the quarter. The Cowboys responded with a 10-play, 75-yard drive of their own to regain the lead.

Dak Prescott punched in his first NFL touchdown from six yards out. A third-down connection to Dez Bryant -- his ninth target and fifth catch of the game -- set up the score.

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2nd quarter

A week after the Cowboys settled for four field goals in the opener against the Giants, they've got two more in the first half against Washington. Dan Bailey was good from 31 yards to put Dallas up by six points before Washington responded with a field goal of their own in the final minute of the first half. 

Dallas will kick to start the second half.

Redskins running back Matt Jones scored Washington's first touchdown with a 14-yard run just under two minutes into the second quarter. 

Notable: The Redskins suffered the second injury to the defensive line in the second quarter. Defensive end Chris Baker was helped off the field.

1st quarter

Geoff Swaim logged a 28-yard catch to convert on fourth down and set up a touchdown on a goal line carry for Ezekiel Elliott, his second NFL score.

Rookie quarterback Dak Prescott and the Cowboys offense tried to involve their biggest playmaker early. After just one catch for eight yards on five targets against New York in the opener, Bryant saw four targets on the first drive of the game. No. 88 logged two catches for 35 yards on the first possession.

Dallas settled for a field goal after a 13-play, 76-yard drive.

Notable: On the first play of the game from scrimmage, Redskins nose tackle Kedric Golston twisted his leg and left the game. He was labeled questionable to return.


The Dallas Cowboys have a chance to rebound Sunday in their second consecutive divisional matchup to open the season Sunday. Dallas takes on Washington at 12 p.m. Central Time at FedEx Field.

The Romo-less Cowboys split their two contests with the 'Skins last season, winning in Washington and losing at home in the regular season finale.

Follow WFAA Sports' Joe Trahan on Twitter for live updates during Sunday's game @JoeTrahan.

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