Cowboys beat Redskins, 33-19: Five things to know

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Cowboys beat Redskins, 33-19: Five things to know

Dallas Cowboys defensive end Demarcus Lawrence (90) and defensive end Tyrone Crawford (98) sack Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) at the end of the second quarter of an National Football League game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Redskins on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at FedEx Field in Hyattsville, Maryland.

It was a familiar sight for the Redskins all evening.

Thing is, the injuries weren't just along the offensive line.

The Washington offense performed a little better through the air, with Kirk Cousins finishing with 263 yards and a touchdown against an interception. The Redskins are now 3-4 on the year.

The Cowboys committed a whopping eight penalties in the game.

The Redskins were without three injured offensive line starters, including Pro Bowlers Trent Williams and Brandon Scherff.

Third-string left tackle T.J. Clemmings replaced Williams, but he needed help off the field in the fourth quarter thanks to an ankle injury.

The drop off was steep.

After posting three straight games with three touchdown passes in each, Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott failed to score against the Redskins' defense.

It was a pass interference call that set up the Redskins' final score of the day with just over four minutes to play. Elliott was suspended six games in August for alleged incidents of domestic violence, but has been allowed to play to this point.

It was the last brutal mistake in a game full of Redskins' mistakes. The cause? A bad snap that holder Tress Way struggled to get down.

The Redskins would get deep into Cowboys territory as Nick Rose attempted a 36-yard field goal, but his try was blocked before Orlando Scandrick turned it into an 86-yard return.

Crawford wasn't done causing havoc.

To start the third quarter, it was takeaway, rinse, repeat for the Cowboys. Despite getting deep into Redskins territory three times during the frame, the Cowboys only came away with three field goals.

With the ruling that could decide Elliott's fate for the 2017 season coming as early as Monday, the Cowboys' running back churned for 150 yards at a 4.5 yards-per-carry clip. Elliott nearly torched the Redskins for another touchdown, only to see a 27-yard run called back for holding.

On the next possession, Chris Thompson fumbled on the kickoff return, setting up another Nugent field goal to make it 20-13. Elliott scored his second touchdown two plays later.

The Redskins' makeshift offensive line faced pressure from the very first snap, but was surprisingly effective initially. It looked like Ezekiel Elliott quickly turned it into a touchdown, but Dallas was called for holding on a score by the running back.

Although the Cowboys were playing on the road, they had a significant advantage Sunday.

The Redskins would slowly get the ball moving just before and after the two-minute warning.

It wouldn't be a Redskins game without more injuries.

Tight ends Niles Paul (concussion) and Jordan Reed (hamstring) exited.

It was somewhat of a sloppy game Sunday.

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