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National Football League
Washington 41, Dallas 16
When: 4:30 PM ET, Thursday, November 26, 2020
Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Temperature: Dome
Head Official: Clay Martin
Attendance: 30048

Antonio Gibson rushed for three touchdowns Thursday, the second coming after an ill-fated fake punt by the Dallas Cowboys deep in their territory, as the Washington Football Team climbed into first place in the NFC East with a 41-16 win at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Gibson collected 115 yards on 20 carries as Washington improved to 4-7, passing Philadelphia (3-6-1) for the division lead. Quarterback Alex Smith completed 19 of 26 passes for 149 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

Andy Dalton connected on 25 of 35 attempts for 215 yards with a score and a pick that was returned 15 yards for a touchdown by Montez Sweat with 3:24 left in the game. That capped a stretch of three Washington scores in nine minutes.

The first came one play after Cedrick Wilson lost a yard on a 4th-and-10 fake punt from the Dallas 24. Gibson raced 23 yards off right tackle on the next play for a 27-16 lead with 12:07 left. Gibson then added a 37-yard touchdown run at the 3:31 mark.

Dallas initiated scoring with the first of three Greg Zuerlein field goals, a 33-yarder at the 8:30 mark in the first quarter. But Washington took a 7-3 lead with 1:37 left on Gibson's 5-yard touchdown run, capping a 12-play drive that featured a 28-yard pass from tight end -- and former college quarterback -- Logan Thomas to Terry McLaurin.

Dalton put the Cowboys ahead 10-7 when he hit Amari Cooper in stride behind cornerback Ronald Darby for a 54-yard scoring strike 52 seconds into the second quarter. Washington tied it seven minutes later on Dustin Hopkins' 23-yard field goal.

Thomas caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from Smith with 2:26 remaining in the half, and Zuerlein drew Dallas within 17-13 on a 32-yard field goal 19 seconds before intermission.

Hopkins converted a 36-yard field goal, six plays after Ezekiel Elliott lost a fumble via replay review, just over four minutes into the third quarter. Zuerlein hit from 28 later in the period, but the Cowboys started the drive on the Washington 4 after a 43-yard interception return by Jaylon Smith.

Dallas fell into the division cellar at 3-8.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Rushing
Washington   Dallas
Antonio Gibson Player Ezekiel Elliott
20 Attempts 10
115 Yards 32
5.8 Avg Yards 3.2
3 Touchdowns 0
37 Long 8
Receiving
Washington   Dallas
Terry McLaurin Player Amari Cooper
7 Receptions 6
92 Yards 112
13.1 Avg Yards 18.7
0 Touchdowns 1
28 Long 54
Team Stats Summary
 
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
Washington 338 182 156 5 2 1 4.0 1
Dallas 247 60 187 1 3 1 3.0 0
Upcoming Games
  • Dallas will play their next game on the road against Baltimore. The Cowboys have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .429 after a loss.
  • Washington will play their next game on the road against Pittsburgh. The Football Team have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .286 after a loss.