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.
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.