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Dallas beats Washington, clinches NFC East


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Arlington,Texas——The Dallas Cowboys (11-4) faced off against the Washington Football Team (6-9) last Sunday Night Football in a division match up with playoff implications for both teams. The Cowboys led by quarterback Dak Prescott’s stellar performance throwing for 330 yards and 4 touchdowns blew out Washington 56 to 14. The Cowboys jumped out to an early 7-0 lead midway throw the first quarter and never looked back. Dak and company scored 5 offensive touchdowns in the first half with Dak throwing four and running back Ezekiel Elliott putting in one himself. Dallas also scored on a 40 yard pick-six from defensive end Demarcus Lawrence. What was a great offensive display by Dallas was matched with struggling a Washington performance on both sides of the ball. Quarterback Taylor Heinicke struggled to do much against Dallas’s defense throwing for only 121 yards and a touchdown. What really hurt Washington was the two interceptions he threw one of which was returned for a touchdown. The other interception game on Washington’s first offensive snap with ball-hawk defensive back Trevon Diggs came down with his NFL leading 11th interception of the year. Heinicke was replaced with Kyle Allen who threw for a touchdown himself but was put in when the game was already decided. Washington also had a scuffle on the bench between defensive lineman Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne. At first exchanged heated words before Allen threw a punch at Payne. This is one example of Washington’s many issues as a franchise with has been marred with cultural, ownership and is still searching for a franchise quarterback. After winning the NFC East last year, Washington will most likely place third. Dallas with its division clinching win over Washington will look in its final two games to improve upon its number 2 playoff seeding before starting its playoff journey.

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