Dallas Cowboys

Cowboys’ offense starts, ends fast to take halftime lead on Redskins

The Dallas Cowboys seemed in control for much of the first half Thursday afternoon against the Washington Redskins.

But one long pass from Redskins’ backup quarterback Colt McCoy to Vernon Davis resulted in a 53-yard touchdown and tied the game late in the second quarter.

The Cowboys responded with a 65-yard drive but had to settle for a 28-yard Brett Maher field goal and 10-7 halftime lead.

Dallas took the opening kick 75 yards for a score to take a 7-0 lead. Ezekiel Elliott capped the drive with a 16-yard touchdown run. But the offense sputtered for much of the first half.

After the Redskins tied it, Dak Prescott got them moving again. The drive included a 21-yard reception by Noah Brown, his first of the year. Prescott completed 16 of 21 passes for 146 yards. Amari Cooper led Dallas with four catches for 35 yards.

After forcing a Redskins’ punt with 1:28 left in the half, the Cowboys offense again faltered and were forced to punt. The teams combined for seven punts in the half.

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