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Dak Prescott ties Don Meredith’s franchise record

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has five rushing touchdowns this season.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has five rushing touchdowns this season. Star-Telegram

Dak Prescott’s 6-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter was his fifth of the season, tying him for the most rushing scores by a Dallas quarterback in a single season in franchise history.

Don Meredith had five rushing touchdowns in 1966.

Dallas beat Washington 31-26 Thursday evening at AT&T Stadium. The Cowboys move to 10-1. Washington falls to 6-4-1.

Prescott passed for 195 yards and one touchdown along with his rushing touchdown.

Prescott added a few more milestones:

▪  He became the first Cowboys rookie quarterback to start the first 11 games of the season, and second rookie quarterback in the NFL drafted in the fourth round-or-later to start the team’s first 11 games of the season, joining Kyle Orton (Chicago, 2005).

▪ With his 11th start and 11th game played, he tied Troy Aikman (1989) for the most starts and most games played by a Cowboys rookie quarterback in team history.

▪ With the win, Prescott improved to 10-1 to boast the second-most wins (10) by a rookie quarterback through his first 11 starts behind Ben Roethlisberger’s 11 consecutive game in 2004.

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