The first half for the Dallas Cowboys looked a lot like previous road starts in 2018.
But the Cowboys regrouped and tied the Washington Redskins just before halftime when Dak Prescott hit a wide open Michael Gallup for a 49-yard touchdown pass to make it 7-7 with a minute left. It’s the rookie receiver’s first touchdown in the NFL.
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It was the lone bright spot for Dallas’ offense in the first half. Prescott, who appeared to injure his ankle on the first possession, was later evaluated for a concussion after taking a shot to the helmet. He was cleared and returned to the field.
A holding penalty by Tyron Smith doomed a long, first-down run by Prescott on the Cowboys’ opening drive and the Redskins took a 7-0 lead with a touchdown on its opening drive.
The Cowboys went for it on 4th and 1 near midfield halfway through the first quarter but Prescott fumbled on a the keeper when D.J. Swearinger hit him at the line of scrimmage.
Kapri Bibbs capped the Redskins’ opening drive with a 23-yard screen pass from Alex Smith for a 23-yard touchdown.