Ups & Downs from Redskins' embarassing loss
Up's & Down's from Redskins Cowboys Week 13
Rich Tandler is here to walk you through the highest highs and the lowest lows from the Week 13 Thursday night Football game between the Redskins and Cowboys.
It's mostly lows.
UP: Josh Harvey-Clemmons
Dak Prescott went back to pass on third down from deep in Cowboys territory on their first possession of the game.
He didn’t have a chance as the was swarmed by the rush almost immediately.
Rookie Josh Harvey-Clemons shared his first NFL sack with Preston Smith, who hasn’t had a mark in the sack department since Week 5.
DOWN: Jamison Crowder
Right after dropping a pass that would have been at least a first and goal but ended up being an interception, Jamison Crowder fielded a punt and after returning it four yards, he fumbled it.
The Cowboys recovered and they had the ball in Redskins territory at the 43.
DOWN: Redskins defense
Still working with the field position they gaines with Crowder’s fumbled punt, the Cowboys converted three straight third downs to get into the red zone.
The TD for the Cowboys, who have been scoring challenged lately, came on an eight-yard pass from Prescott to old reliable tight end Jason Witten.
DOWN: Redskins special teams
The Redskins were in big trouble. Tress Way boomed a 55-yard punt but he apparently outkicked his coverage.
Ryan Switzer found running room up the middle and rolled 83 yards for a touchdown. Dallas leads 17-0.
UP: Ryan Grant
The Redskins finally got on the board.
They appeared to have another three and out working but on third down Cousins scrambled and threw a pass that Crowder caught (it may or may not haven intended for him). He picked his way through the secondary for 33 yards to the Cowboy`s 27.
A few plays later the Redskins were on the board on a 20-yard TD pass from Cousins to a wide-open Ryan Grant.
DOWN: The Redskins' hopes of winning
The Cowboys methodically drove for a score that just may end the Redskins’ season. What makes it more frustrating for Washington fans is that Alfred Morris was a prime mover in the drive, picking up chunks of yardage as the Cowboys moved into the red zone.
The killing score came on a TD pass from Prescott to Bryant on the first play of the fourth quarter. The Redskins trail 24-7.
UP: Josh Doctson
The Redskins moved downfield quickly, getting good gains on passes to, of all players, Samaje Perine. The TD came when they let Josh Doctson do his thing and high point a ball in the end zone for a 14-yard touchdown catch.
They moved 87 yards in nine plays and, using a lot of no-huddle, they used up just 3:25.
DOWN: Redskins' run D, Bashaud Breeland, everything
The Cowboys instantly responded to the Redskins’ scoring drive with one of their own and it was old friend Alfred Morris doing much of the damage.
He ran for 9, 6, 15, and 11 yards to get his team into Redskins territory. The defense managed to get the Cowboys into a third and 10 but a pass interference flag on Bashaud Breeland put the ball on the one.
On the next play Morris ran it in and that was that.